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March 21, 2015 — A rebound

After all of what’s been written and said about the University of Maryland Baltimore County women’s lacrosse program after the leak of troubling text conversations threatening bodily harm and the lives of team members and coaches, a funny thing’s been happening recently.

The Retrievers are winning.

UMBC’s three-game winning streak, the latest being today’s 13-12 overtime win over Binghamton, has not been against its toughest competition.

It is notable that UMBC’s loss to No. 1 Maryland earlier this month was only by a 14-7 score — something that No. 6 Florida can’t say. But the Retrievers have the balance of their conference schedule ahead, including road trips to Vermont and New Hampshire on consecutive weekends.

But I think the games that will determine their fate will be in a 10-day span next month. The first game is an April 7th rescheduled game against Towson. That’s followed by an April 10th game against UMass-Lowell, followed by Stony Brook on the 17th.

If UMBC can jell together under Amy Slade’s coaching, without the distractions of the suspended players (and another who reported her quitting on her personal blog a few days ago), who knows how deep this team can go into the postseason?

 

 

 

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