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UMBC men's lacrosse backed into America East tournament despite Saturday’s loss at Hartford

UMBC men's lacrosse backed into America East tournament despite Saturday’s loss at Hartford

Prior to Saturday’s game at America East foe Hartford, coach Ryan Moran and his staff thought UMBC had already sealed a berth in the conference tournament. But the league did not officially confirm that the program had qualified for its first postseason since 2014 until after their game.

Moran wondered whether that information would have benefited the Retrievers (5-7 overall and 3-2 in the America East) before they eventually fell in a 13-8 loss to the Hawks (6-7, 2-3).

“I don’t know if having any of that information beforehand would have helped the guys’ psyche, the team’s approach to the week,” he said Monday morning. “Everybody is a Monday morning...

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