Trevor Patschorke scored the winning goal with 66 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded UMBC Retrievers edged second-seeded Vermont, 14-13, in the America East men’s lacrosse championship game.
The Retrievers (6-8), who had to win at Hartford on the final day of the regular season to make the four-team field, earned the conference’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2009.
“I am really proud of our guys’ resiliency all season,” UMBC coach Ryan Moran said. “What you saw on the field today was just not an isolated incident… I was extremely happy to see them rewarded on the biggest stage.”
Patschorke, a sophomore attackman from Severna...