UMBC Dumps Maryland 13-9

UMBC Dumps Maryland 13-9

UMBC Dumps Maryland 13-9

UMBC Dumps Maryland 13-9

UMBC Press Release:

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team stunned seventh-seeded Maryland, 13-9 to advance to the quarter-final round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The Retrievers will face another unseeded team, Delaware in Annapolis, Md. on Sunday, May 20.

Freshman attackman Cayle Ratcliffe scored a game-high four goals and sophomore netminder Jeremy Blevins turned away a career-high 18 Terrapin shots as UMBC erased a 3-0 first quarter deficit to record their first NCAA Tournament Division I win in four tries.

Trailing 4-2 early in the second quarter, UMBC outscored the Terrapins, 9-1 in a span of 27:49 to take a 11-5 advantage after three quarters. The Terrapins drew within 12-8 with 7:34 remaining, but Ratcliffe’s fourth goal of the game after a Josh Porcell feed with 6:28 remaining restored a five-goal lead. The Terps answered 14 seconds later, but would not score again as Blevins made six fourth-quarter saves.

“This team has been fighters all year,” Head Coach Don Zimmerman said. “They have a great attitude and we had a terrific week of practice. We came ready to play against a tough Maryland team in Byrd Stadium.”

The Retrievers fell behind, 3-0, but Retriever attackmen Drew Westervelt and Cayle Ratcliffe closed the quarter with unassisted tallies to bring the Retrievers to within 3-2 after 15 minutes. After Maryland’s Dan Groot scored the first goal of the second quarter, the Retriever attack struck again, as Andy Gallagher and Westervelt scored in a 49-second span to tie the game at four-all.

The Retrievers would take their first lead as Josh Porcell scored from the perimeter after a Gallagher feed at the 8:30 mark. Maryland’s Max Ritz would tie the game on an extra-man goal, but senior midfielder P.J. Kimener restored the Retrievers’ lead on an unassisted score with 1:37 remaining in the half. Then, 29 seconds later, Ratcliffe charged in and posted his second goal of the half to give the visitors a 7-5 advantage at intermission.

UMBC outscored Maryland, 4-0 in the third quarter and has outscored its opponents, 50-28 in the third stanza this season. The Retrievers improved to 11-0 when leading after three quarters in 2007.

Four Retrievers-senior attackmen Drew Westervelt and Andy Gallagher, senior midfielder Josh Porcell and sophomore midfielder Alex Hopmann scored two goals apiece, while senior middie P.J. Kimener had a goal and two assists. Westervelt became the fourth player in school history to record 200 points and stands in third place all-time with 202.

“We were disappointed that we did not repeat as America East champions, but we felt we were a good ball club, one that deserved to be one of the teams invited to the tournament,” Zimmerman said. “Tonight we proved it.”

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    by (#136419) on 5/14/07 @10:09AM
This was probably the biggest win in the history of UMBC's program. I think this is the 1st time they have ever been to the Quarterfinals. What a job Zimmerman has done at UMBC, which is far from an easy sell for great talent. Congratulations UMBC and Don Zimmerman!
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   md...cottle by 5/14/07 @10:29AM
   Big win sure... by 5/14/07 @11:16AM
   Almost in 1999 by 5/14/07 @2:48PM
   The reason the better schools are getting beat by 5/15/07 @7:40PM
      or by 5/15/07 @9:28PM
    by (#136419) on 5/14/07 @10:27AM
However, like I have said before, Dave Cottle is not a terrible coach. Throughout the years in the playoffs, Dave Cottle has had great moments, but almost all of them were as the underdog. He has had serious troubles many times as the decided favorite.
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   The reason the better schools are getting beat by 5/15/07 @7:40PM
    by (#136419) on 5/14/07 @10:56AM
I said this exact same thing after Maryland got upset by UMASS in the Final Four last year. I think that Gait could have done a great job! Who agrees?
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   I would have to agree by 5/14/07 @11:59AM
      WHAT AN EXCITING WEEKEND IT WAS! by 5/14/07 @2:42PM
   Since there is no DIII board yet... by 5/14/07 @1:13PM
      saying this crossing my fingers by 5/14/07 @1:26PM
      THERE COULD BE AN UPSET by 5/14/07 @1:40PM
         Small world... by 5/14/07 @1:51PM
            GETTYSBURG by 5/14/07 @11:48PM
         no way for an upset by 5/14/07 @5:41PM
   md, cottle , gait by 5/14/07 @1:16PM
Every May, like clockwork...
    by (#142666) on 5/14/07 @12:44PM
The Terps fail to meet the challenge.
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   AND, REMEMBER THIS by 5/14/07 @2:00PM
    by (#136419) on 5/14/07 @3:11PM
I think it will be a close game, but I think that Delaware has a little more talent and that Alex Smith will dominate on face-offs. I say:


How about you all?
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   delaware by 5/14/07 @3:17PM
    by (#135016) on 5/14/07 @3:18PM
congrats to teams like UMBC this year, there are so many possible Cinderella stories, with the retrievers or the blue hens guaranteed a final four spot there is that chance. It's funny Duke and Cornell seem like the only teams expected to win that actually did. Definitely a surprising year, the final four should be interesting. Go Duke!
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   (no subject) by 5/15/07 @9:25PM
      haha by 5/19/07 @2:14PM
         A WIN IS A WIN IS A WIN by 5/19/07 @2:51PM
YEAH! (nt)
    by (#103345) on 5/14/07 @4:31PM
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   FORGOT TO POST by 5/14/07 @4:31PM
      cottle is so dumb by 5/14/07 @5:38PM
         (no subject) by 5/14/07 @6:01PM
            WOW Nick, You are a queer. by 5/14/07 @6:11PM
               (no subject) by 5/14/07 @6:15PM
               Watch Out by 5/14/07 @7:28PM
                  (no subject) by 5/14/07 @9:20PM
                     Stop it Nick by 5/15/07 @11:05AM
                        uhh by 5/15/07 @3:58PM
                        (no subject) by 5/15/07 @8:22PM
   Relax everyone by 5/15/07 @5:57PM
The firing of a coach for being gay
    by (#3709) on 5/15/07 @1:57AM

did anybody see that article.

I know this is a bit off topic. But I did not see write anything about it.

The guy so clearly got fired because of his sexual orientation. He has one losing season, and they canned him after the first year he came out about his sexuality.

that team disgust me.
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