The first quarter started off slow for both of the teams, ending in a 3-2 lead for UMBC, but looking very much to be anyone's game. UMBC quickly took the momentum in the second quarter on a unassisted man up goal from Jeff Harasym, starting a five goal land slide for the retrievers that spanned eleven minutes, enabling them to take a comfortable 8-3 lead into halftime. The third quater started out well for Penn State when they cut the lead down to three on back to back goals from Klienman and Wood. But UMBC would hear nothing of a comeback, and quickly shut the door when Gibson scored two unanswered goals in the fourth, which put the game far out of reach for the Lions. All things said and done, it was a very impressive day for the Retrievers, who may have just resurected their chance at a playoff spot.
UMBC Tops Penn State 12-7