Moeller, Jamison Notch Career Days; Women’s Lacrosse Routs Duquesne, 20-6

Photo by Jack Miller
Photo by Jack Miller

BALTIMORE – Junior Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and sophomore Sara Moeller (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) each netted a career-high six goals to help UMBC to a 20-6 win over Duquesne on Saturday. The Retrievers move to 6-3 on the season, while the Dukes fall to 2-4.

Jamison and Moeller led the team with eight points each off six goals and two assists; senior Jennie Milligan (Crofton, Md./South River) also recorded two assists on the day. Sophomore Lauren McDonald (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) scored four more for the Retrievers, while four others netted a goal each. McDonald and classmate Brittany Levine (Middletown, Md./Middletown) led the team with three draw controls, while Kayla Renehan (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) forced four turnovers and picked up three ground balls. 

Overall, the Retrievers outshot the Dukes, 38-18, and dominated free position shots, converting four out of their five attempts. UMBC also beat Duquesne in the ground ball battle, scooping up 14 balls compared to the Dukes' seven.

In goal, sophomore Carly Tolino (Middletown, Md./Middletown) picked up her second win of the season after making four saves in all 60 minutes of play. For Duquesne, Emily McMinimee and Maddy Curtis split time between the pipes, making five saves in 25 shots faced.

The Retrievers got off the fast start, scoring four goals in the first five minutes of the game. Senior Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) would strike first for UMBC off a feed from Milligan, before Moeller and Levine scored on free position attempts just 15 seconds apart. Jamison capped off the unanswered run with an unassisted score. 

Duquesne netted its first goal of the game with 21:38 remaining before UMBC went on another four-goal run, including two more from Jamison. From there, the Retrievers would outscore the Dukes, 6-2, in the remainder of the first half to take a 13-3 lead into the intermission.

The Dukes came out of the break with their sticks blazing as they scored within the first 16 seconds of the game, but the Retrievers continued to build on their lead as Jamison scored twice more and Moeller added another goal to the board to lead, 16-4. 

Duquesne and UMBC exchanged goals before the Retrievers scored three straight to end the game, including the first career goal from freshman Zoë Pekins (Columbia, Md./Hammond).

UP NEXT: UMBC will head to the Empire State as they open America East conference play at UAlbany on Saturday, March 25. The opening draw is set for noon.