April 24, 2010

Davis Goal Lifts UMBC over Vermont in OT

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Senior Maxx Davis scored with 1:27 left in overtime to give UMBC an 8-7 victory against Vermont in America East men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Moulton Winder Field. Sophomore David Barton (Hanover, Mass.) made 10 saves while freshman Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass.) record four goals for the Catamounts, who dropped to 3-11 (2-2 America East) with the loss.

UMBC improved to 4-7 (3-1 America East) with the win in a contest that included seven ties and eight lead changes.

Philie gave Vermont a 7-6 lead with 8:38 left in the final quarter on a feed from freshman Garrett Virtue (Rye, N.H.). Philie had five points in the game to reach the 50-point plateau on the season (28g, 22a).

The Retrievers tied the game with 2:14 remaining on an unassisted goal by Kyle Wimer. Then in overtime Davis recorded his third goal of the game with 1:27 left to give UMBC its seventh straight win against the Catamounts.

In a contest where neither team lead by more than a goal, it was Vermont that took a 4-3 lead to halftime. Philie scored the first three goals of the half for the Catamounts before sophomore Cal Case (Columbus, Ohio) scored on a pass from sophomore Rory O'Connor (Haverford, Pa.) with 4:15 left in the second quarter to give Vermont a one-goal lead at intermission.

The Retrievers scored the only two goals in the third quarter to retake a 5-4 advantage. Davis scored with 3:31 left in the third to put UMBC back in front for the first time since the opening quarter.

O'Connor and sophomore Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif.) also had goals for Vermont. O'Connor finished with three points while Worley had two points. Worley ranks second on the team in scoring this season with 33 points (15g, 18a) and has at least one point in 13 of 14 games.

UMBC out shot Vermont 37-15. The Catamounts were 2-for-3 in man-up situations while the Retrievers were 0-for-3.

Vermont completes the regular season next Saturday at Stony Brook at 7 p.m. The Catamounts can clinch a spot in the America East playoffs with a win against the Seawolves next Saturday or with a loss by Stony Brook tonight at 7 p.m. at Albany. The remaining America East playoff scenarios will be determined following the conclusion of the matchup between the Seawolves and Great Danes tonight.

NOTES: ... The America East Players of the Game were: David Barton for Vermont and Maxx Davis for UMBC ... Before the game Vermont recognized its three seniors: Tommy Archer, Ryan Gillette and Chris Maubach on "Senior Day" ... UMBC is 7-0 all-time against Vermont.

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