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Gregoire, Lewnes lead UMBC to 17-7 rout of Mount St. Mary's in men's lacrosse

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Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (South River) recorded career highs in goals (six) and points (eight) and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) added a career-best five goals as visiting UMBC defeated Mount St. Mary's, 17-7, on Saturday.

The Retrievers completed the nonconference schedule at 4-4. Mount St. Mary's fell to 0-8.

"We came ready to play," UMBC coach Don Zimmerman said. "We were disappointed in the back-to-back losses and determined to come up here and play well."

Gregoire had a hand in all five UMBC first-quarter goals as the Retrievers raced out to a 5-1 lead after 15 minutes. He converted a pair of feeds from freshman attackman Max Maxwell in the first 4:05 of the quarter to stake the Retrievers to a quick 2-0 lead. After the Mount got a goal back, the senior tri-captain took advantage of a Mountaineers turnover and scored on an unsettled situation to give UMBC a 3-1 advantage at the 8:35 mark. Then, playing the point on the man-up, he fed sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon and Maxwell for inside goals in the late stages of the quarter to propel the Retrievers to a 5-1 advantage.

Lewnes stretched the lead to 6-1 early in the second quarter, but Mount responded with back-to-back scores to come within 7-3 at the 5:19 mark. But Gregoire got one back at the 8:32 mark and the Retrievers scored twice in the final 26 seconds of the stanza to take a 9-3 lead into the break.

The Mount opened the third quarter with a goal just 1:58 into the period, but Lewnes started a 7-0 response with back-to-back scores which gave the visitors an insurmountable 16-4 lead early in the fourth quarter.

"Nate [Lewnes] played injured and we didn't know if he was going to play," Zimmerman said. "He plays, he's a tough kid and he has his best day shooting the ball. Matt [Gregoire] has been a great leader for us since he's been at UMBC. He finishes opportunities."

Maxwell also posted a season-best, scoring twice and adding three assists for five points. Gannon added a pair of scores and an assist, while senior midfielder Ryan Johnston added a goal and two assists.

Colgate 10, Navy 7: Seven Midshipmen scored, but host Navy (3-5, 2-3 Patriot League) fell behind the Raiders (7-2, 3-1) in the second quarter and was unable to come back.

"We did an awful lot of good things today, but give credit to Colgate who just made more plays than us," third-year Navy coach Rick Sowell said.

Pat Durkin and Tucker Hall each had a goal and an assist for the host Mids.

Goucher 18, Washington & Jefferson 2: The host Gophers (3-5, 1-1 Landmark Conference) had a season-high 62 shots to beat the Presidents (4-6, 0-2).

Washington College 21, McDaniel 8: The visiting Shoremen (7-1, 1-0 Centennial Conference) built an 8-1 lead in the first 10:32 and beat the Green Terror (3-5, 0-1).

Jim Cusick (Calvert Hall) and Stephen Luck (Boys' Latin) paced the Shoremen with four goals and an assist each.

Salisbury 11, York 8: Brady Dashiell had two goals and an assist and the visiting Sea Gulls (9-0, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) took an 8-4 lead at the break. The Spartans (7-2, 1-1) outscored Salisbury 4-3 in the second half.

Frostburg State 11, Marymount 10: Deviu Colgrove scored the eventual game-winner with 12 minutes left as the host Bobcats (7-2, 1-1 CAC) withstood a late rally by the Saints.

Ryan Serio (Chesapeake-AA) had a hat trick and recorded his 100th goal for Frostburg. Marymount fell to 6-2, 1-1.

Hood 14, Bryn Athyn 4: The Blazers (3-4) beat the Lions (0-5) for their second straight win.

Brett Humphreys, Nick Druelinger (John Carroll), Alex Villegas (Francis Scott Key) and Sean Murphy had three goals each for Hood.

Albright 14, St. Mary's 8: Ben Love (McDonogh) had his second hat trick of the season, but the host Seahawks (3-5) fell to the Lions (3-3).

Albright outscored St. Mary's 11-3 in the second half. The Lions led in shots 40-32, while St. Mary's edged them in ground balls, 35-34.

Stevenson 9, SUNY-Cortland 8: Billy Burgoyne scored the eventual game-winner with 6:48 left and the host Mustangs (8-1) survived a 4-0 fourth-quarter rally by the Red Dragons (5-3) at their Mustang Classic.

Lynchburg 13, Nazareth 10: The Hornets (6-2) closed the game on a 4-2 run to win their second game at the Mustang Classic at Stevenson.

Austin Stewart (Loyola) and Aaron Murphy each had a hat trick for Lynchburg. The Golden Flyers fell to 2-5.

Nation

No. 3 Cornell 17, No. 14 Penn 9: The Big Red (8-0, 2-0 Ivy League) fell behind 3-1 before outscoring the host Quakers (3-3, 0-2) 9-2 in the second and third quarters.

Dan Lintner had four goals for Cornell.

No. 5 Denver 17, Rutgers 11: Tyler Pace had four goals in the first Big East win by the host Pioneers (7-2, 1-0).

The Scarlet Knights (6-3, 1-1) tied the game at 4 with 1:42 left in the first quarter, then Denver went on a 6-1 run in the second.

No. 18 Yale 16, No. 11 Princeton 15: Jake Froccaro scored 10 goals to tie a 63-year-old school record but the Tigers (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) fell to the host Bulldogs (4-2, 1-1).

Yale's Mark Glicini scored the game-winner with 38 seconds left.

No. 12 Massachusetts 12, Hartford 6: Eight Minutemen scored, led by Nick Mariano with three goals, as UMass (7-2) beat the Hawks (4-4).

Connor Mooney had two goals and four assists for the Minutemen.

No. 16 Albany 17, No. 13 Penn State 10: The visiting Great Danes (3-3) went on a 9-1 run over 16 minutes and beat the Nittany Lions (4-4).

Pat Manley (St. Mary's) and Dan Craig each had three goals for Penn State. Miles Thompson had four goals for Albany.

No. 15 Bryant 15, Hobart 8: The host Bulldogs (6-2, 1-0 Northeast Conference) took a 7-1 lead over the Statesmen (2-6, 1-1) after the first quarter. Dan Sipperly had four goals for Bryant.

No. 17 Fairfield 11, Holy Cross 9: Eric Warden had three goals in the fourth quarter to pace the Stags (6-2) past the host Crusaders (1-7).

Army 6, No. 19 Lehigh 5: Henry White scored the winning goal with 7:54 left in the game on an extra-man opportunity as the host Black Knights (5-3, 3-1 Patriot League) upset the Mountain Hawks (6-3, 3-2).

Dan Taylor had a hat trick for Lehigh.

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