John Tillman

Men’s lacrosse notes: Defense serving as foundation for UMBC

Men’s lacrosse notes: Defense serving as foundation for UMBC

While the UMBC men’s lacrosse team has labored to score goals, its defense has been solid in limiting them.

The Retrievers (4-7, 2-2 America East) rank eighth in Division I in fewest goals allowed per game at 8.1. Only three opponents have reached the 10-goal mark against UMBC, which has given up a combined nine goals in back-to-back wins against No. 2 Albany and Binghamton.

Coach Ryan Moran cited several contributing factors, such as defensive coordinator Jamison Koesterer’s tutelage, the players’ grasp of the schemes, and the development of freshman goalkeeper Tommy Lingner.

“I don’t think you can say it’s any one...

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