UMBC Prevails in Hard-Fought Game with Temple

BALTIMORE - UMBC juniors Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) and Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State), in addition to senior Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), each tallied a hat trick, while freshman Jennie Milligan (Crofton, Md./South River) added five assists as the team used a 4-0 second half run to defeat Temple 11-9 in front of 319 fans at UMBC Stadium.

Semones and Bilney also added an assist each in the victory. UMBC (4-4) also received two goals from redshirt junior Ali Carpenter (Baltimore, Md./McDonough/Loyola).

The Retrievers got on the board just 59 seconds into the game when Wilson would score unassisted, however Temple (3-6), would respond just minutes later. The two teams would trade the lead back-and-forth until the Retrievers went on a 4-0 run over the final 4:50 of the first half to take a 7-4 lead into the break. The run was punctuated by goals from Bilney and Carpenter in a span of 13-seconds in the final 18 seconds of the half.

The Owls would rally in the second half, scoring three straight over a 2:31 span to tie the game at seven with 22:23 remaining. UMBC would break the tie quickly when Wilson scored unassisted just 1:58 after Temple had evened the score.

Milligan then assisted on the next three UMBC goals as the Retrievers pushed the lead to 11-7 with 4:41 left. Temple answered 51 seconds later and added another with just over two minutes remaining to cut the deficit back to two, 11-9, but UMBC would win the ensuing draw and run out the clock to preserve the victory.

The Retrievers were out-shot, 20-16, by the Owls, however, UMBC was very accurate, putting 15 of the 16 shots on net.

Redshirt sophomore goalie Anna Barnett made five saves and picked up a team-high three ground balls to earn the win. Junior defender Lexi Bristow had a game-high four caused turnovers in the winning effort.

Temple was carried by hat tricks from Rachel Schwaab (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and Jaymie Tabor (Downington, Pa./Downingtown West), with Schwaab picking up a game-high four ground balls.

UMBC finishes its brief two-game home stand on Tuesday by welcoming Wagner to UMBC Stadium for a 3:00 p.m. game.

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BALTIMORE - Despite hat tricks from both Rachel Schwaab and Jaymie Tabor, the Temple lacrosse team fell 11-9 in a hard-fought game at UMBC on Saturday afternoon. The Owls (3-6) scored the final two goals of the game, but the last draw control went to the Retrievers (4-4), who were able to run out the clock.

It was an evenly-matched contest most of the way with four ties, but a four-goal UMBC run in the second half was enough to keep the Retrievers in the lead for good.

Schwaab and Tabor scored three goals apiece to lead Temple, while three players scored three goals each for UMBC.

Two of Tabor's goals came in the first seven minutes as the teams traded scores early and were tied 2-2 with 23:24 left in the first half. After back-to-back UMBC goals, the Owls answered with two of their own from Schwaab and Nicole Tiernan, tying the game again at 4-4 with just under five minutes left in the half.

Momentum shifted to UMBC over the last few minutes, as the Retrievers closed the first half on a three-goal run including two in the final 18 seconds for a 7-4 halftime lead.

The Owls didn't stay down for long, opening the second half with a three-goal run of their own. Morgan Glassford passed to Lea Britton for the first, while Kathryn Skahan assisted on Schwaab's second goal of the game less than two minutes later. Not even a minute after that goal, Tabor took advantage of a free-position shot to complete her hat trick and tie the game at 7-7.

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