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UMBC men’s lacrosse fired first shot across America East bow with Saturday’s upset of Stony Brook

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UMBC men’s lacrosse fired first shot across America East bow with Saturday’s upset of Stony Brook Caption Terps set school scoring record in win over Bucknell
UMD women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, and some of the key players in Friday’s rout of Bucknell, discuss the team’s perfomance and expectations for the rest of the NCAA tournament. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
UMD women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, and some of the key players in Friday’s rout of Bucknell, discuss the team’s perfomance and expectations for the rest of the NCAA tournament. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun) Caption Orioles starter Kevin Gausman strong in spring training
Eduardo A. Encina reports on Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman’s strong five-inning start during spring training. (Eduardo A. Encina, Baltimore Sun video)
Eduardo A. Encina reports on Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman’s strong five-inning start during spring training. (Eduardo A. Encina, Baltimore Sun video) Edward Lee standings shows No. 9 Albany and Binghamton tied with 1-0 league records, but they are joined by perhaps an unexpected presence in UMBC.
The Retrievers lodged the biggest stunner of the young campaign when they upended Stony Brook , 12-9, on Saturday. For a team that had amassed a 2-11 record in the America East in the past two years and had been left out of the conference tournament in both seasons, capturing a win in its league opener 2014 is crucial.
“We’re fortunate to get the win, and it’s significant in the sense that you want to do as well as you can in your league all the time,” coach Ryan Moran said Monday morning. “Being able to start out at 1-0 and beat an opponent that historically within that league has been very strong is pretty good. It’s pretty good for our program, and it’s getting things going in the right direction hopefully.”
Stony Brook had knocked off 2016 NCAA tournament semifinalist Brown on Feb. 25 and was expected to challenge the Great Danes for supremacy in the America East. So Saturday’s outcome should give UMBC (3- a boost of morale and confidence, but Moran said the trick is to continue to pay attention to what got the team in position to secure that victory.
“I just hope that it proves to our guys that this is a very competitive league and the variance between one team and another is super small,” he said. “We came out on the positive end this week, but the lesson has got to be that we can be on the other side of that if we don’t handle our business the right way or we start deviating from our weekly plan of how we earn our victories throughout the week. So I want to utilize it in a way that even though we won, there’s got to be a lesson that this league is competitive top to bottom.”

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