The men's lacrosse team will return to UMBC Stadium for the first time in one month as the Retrievers host the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday, March 26. The contest is the nightcap of a lacrosse doubleheader with the opening face-off set for 3:30 p.m. Fans may also catch the action atwww.umbcretrievers.tv and/or Fox 1370 AM Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Gary Stein on the call.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
- After winning its opener at Presbyterian (16-10), UMBC has dropped four straight contests. Today’s game is the first at UMBC Stadium since Feb. 26.
- Junior A Rob Grimm leads the team with 15 points (7g,8a), while sophomore A Scott Jones has taken the team leadership in goals with eight.
- Jones scored three goals at sixth-ranked Maryland on Friday. Grimm added a goal and two assists - he has points in ten consecutive contests.
- UMBC failed to score a man-up goal on three chances and at Maryland and saw its streak of five straight games with an extra-man score ended.
-Sophomore Neill Lewnes is 22nd in the nation in ground balls per game with 5.2 per outing.
- Sophomore Scott Jones posted his second career three-goal game by tallying UMBC’s first three of the contest at Maryland. He recorded four goals in the opener at Presbyterian. It was UMBC’s 5th hat trick of the season with others coming from Dave Brown (4g at Presbyterian)Rob Grimm (UNC), and Scott Hopmann (Presbyterian).
- UMBC has given up the quarter’s first goal in 17 of the 20 quarters played to date. They had allowed the fi rst goal in ten consecutive quarters until opening the second quarter with a score at Maryland
SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
- Quinnipiac had its two-game winning streak ended vs. Hartford on Saturday. The Hawks won a 10-9 overtime decision after the Bobcats had a 6-2 halftime advantage.
- Senior attackman Christian Haggerty had three goals and two assists vs. the Hawks and linemate Kevin Kelly added three goals.
- Kelly, also a senior, leads the Bobcats with 14 points on nine goals and five assists.
Senior goalkeeper Kevin Benzing prepped at Mount St.Joseph’s. He has played all 304 minutes in the cage for the Bobcats this season.
- Freshman midfielder Dylan Webster was selected the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for two straight weeks. Webster followed a three-goal, one-assist outing against Holy Cross with a two-goal performance at Providence.
- QU opened the season with a 13-4 loss at Brown, then dropped a 7-5 decision at Fairfield. The Bobcats defeated Holy Cross, 10-5, in their home opener and triumphed, 9-3, at Providence.