Krause Leads UMBC Past Stony Brook in AE Action

BALTIMORE - UMBC junior midfielder Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron/Duquesne) tallied six points on five goals and an assist to lead UMBC (8-4, 2-1 AE) to a 10-8 victory over America East rival Stony Brook (3-8, 0-3 AE) Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.

Krause scored UMBC's first three goals and five of their first six while assisting on the other. With the Retrievers trailing, 4-1, after 11:31 of action, she completed the hat trick with back-to-back goals that pulled the hosts to within one, 4-3, at the 9:44 mark. The Seawolves led, 5-4, at halftime.

Krause knotted the game at 5-5 just 3:05 into the second half, and the teams alternated goals for the first 10 minutes of the period before senior midfielder Amanda Pappas (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) sparked a 4-0 run that gave the Retrievers control of the game. It was Pappas' second goal of the contest and the 100th of her career, making her the 17th player in UMBC history to reach the century mark.

Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees) gave the Retrievers the lead for good, 8-7, with 15:45 to play with a free-position goal. Junior attack Emily Coady (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and senior midfielder Ashley Stodter (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) added insurance goals before Stony Brook's Jackie Gentile scored the game's final tally with 6:34 left.

Krause was named America East Player of the Game with a game-high five goals and six points, along with three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Stony Brook attack Samantha Djaha led the Seawolves with three goals, all in the first half.

UMBC senior goalie Natalie Rau (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) made eight saves, while Stony Brook keeper Mickey Cahill earned her team's Player of the Game honor with 13 stops.

The Retrievers outshot the Seawolves, 28-19, and held a 12-5 advantage on ground balls. Stony Brook edged UMBC, 11-9, in draw controls. The Retrievers committed just five turnovers in the game and were a perfect 13 for 13 in clear attempts.

The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, when they visit America East rival Vermont at 11:00 a.m.

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Samantha Djaha (East Islip, N.Y.) scored three goals, and Abby Ford (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in three assists, but Stony Brook lost a close battle to UMBC 10-8 Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, Md. With her three goals, Djaha became just the eighth player in program history to record 100 career points.

Six different Seawolves tallied goals on the game, including Djaha, Victoria Cable (Oakton, Va.), Melissa Cook (Bay Shore, N.Y.), Alyssa Cardillo (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Jackie Gentile (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) and Kaitlyn Harrison (West Babylon, N.Y.). Goalkeeper Mickey Cahill (Bay Shore, N.Y.) made 13 saves in the match, including two on free position attempts, and was named America East Player of the Game.

For Djaha, she now has 87 goals and 25 assists for 102 career points, eighth-best among Stony Brook players. Her 87 goals tie her with Diana Caroleo (2005-08) for sixth place all-time at Stony Brook in goals scored. Djaha is also in the top 10 in the program in draw controls (91 - fourth place).

Playing in her native hometown, Ford helped get the Seawolves on the board first with a pass to Cardillo, who found the back of the net just 2:09 into the match. The Seawolves were up 1-0. After UMBC answered with a goal from Alicia Krause, Djaha reached the 100-point plateau with a goal off a pass from Ford. She followed up with a second goal, this time from Cardillo, and then Cook notched a free position goal to put Stony Brook on top 4-1 at the 18:29 mark of the first half.

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