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UMBC men's lacrosse in search of strong starts after getting outscored 36-17 in first quarters

UMBC men's lacrosse in search of strong starts after getting outscored 36-17 in first quarters

Regardless of Saturday’s outcome against Vermont at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville, UMBC has assured itself of at least one more game by qualifying for the America East tournament. What is uncertain is how the team will perform in the first quarters of at least its next two contests.

The Retrievers (5-7 overall and 3-2 in the conference) have been outscored 36-17 in the opening periods this season. The margin is only slightly better in second quarters where the team has been outscored 34-21, but the underlying point is that UMBC is 2-6 in games in which the opponents have enjoyed more productive beginnings.

Coach Ryan Moran attributed the team’s troubles to...

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