Mount Saint Mary's vs. Umbc
March 2, 2002
The Game Story:
Emmitsburg, Md. - Three goals in the fourth quarter for UMBC (1-1) was the difference as the Retrievers came from behind to defeat Mount St. Mary's (0-4), 7-5 in men's lacrosse action at Golibart Field in Emmitsburg, Md. Junior Adam Shiley scored a hat trick and senior Gavin Stringer had three points of his own with two goals and an assist to give UMBC its first win of the season.

The Mount opened the game with a 3-0 lead after the first quarter with goals from senior Kevin Merlini (Wyncote, Pa./La Salle), sophomore Charles Hogg (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. St. Joseph's) and junior Dave Lambour (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton). UMBC then answered with a pair of goals in the second quarter taking advantage of four Mount penalties for three and a half minutes. Shiley scored on the second EMO opportunity of the quarter and cut the Mount lead to one, 3-2.

Both teams scored a pair of goals in the third quarter with Merlini starting things off with his second goal of the game and his fourth of the season. Shiley responded with his second goal followed by extra man goal from the Mount's Mark Cox (Parkton, Md./Hereford) on a feed from Hogg. Josh Gerber would scored for UMBC to end the third quarter with the Mount still leading, 5-4.

Joey Kesterman tied the game for the Retrievers on a shot in the upper corner with 6:47 left to play in the game. Stringer scored the game winner off a pass from Jon Harasym at 5:04 on the clock. Shiley iced the game at 1:44 for the hat trick on a feed from Franklin Berry.

Mount goalkeeper Tom Dryer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) turned away 13 and the Mount defense killed seven of eight penalties but couldn't muster enough offense to overcome a stout UMBC squad. The Mountaineers were out shot 38-26 and beat in the battle of ground balls, 34-29.

The Mount will next play at the University of Delaware in the only night game of the season. Game time is 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, March 5. After a trip to St. Joseph's next weekend the Mount return home to face Bucknell and Wagner on March 20 and 23.