Third Quarter Offensive Push Lifts UMBC Past Vermont 11-7

FINAL SCORE: UMBC 11, Vermont 7
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Despite a four-goal performance from sophomore Jane Traugera scoreless third quarter from the Catamounts and five unanswered goals for the Retrievers was the difference as Vermont (6-7, 1-4 AE) fell to UMBC (9-4, 4-1 AE) 11-7 on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. With the loss, UVM will miss the America East Tournament.

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“A tough loss today, just knowing the outcome four the rest of the season there in terms of our tournament, and just the past couple of years and how we’ve done there,” head coach Sarah Dalton Graddock said. “So, I think that’s heavy on us, but I’m proud of our fight and our body language. And how we played throughout today, I think in some previous conference games, we got caught in some quicksand and then teams were getting bigger leads. We weren’t really seeing the team that we know. We’re learning, unfortunately the hard way, how important possessions are, you know, and getting stops and making saves and shooting to score. I mean we were even with this team in all categories, but unfortunately, they scored four more goals than us. It stings, especially with our seniors and our fifth-years and all that they’ve given to this program. We have three more opportunities to finish this season strong.”


  • Trauger put the Catamounts up 1-0 1:27 into the game with an unassisted goal, picking the top right corner for the early strike.
  • UMBC scored two goals prior to the first official timeout of the game at the to take a 2-1 lead with 6:19 left in the quarter.
  • A combo of dodges from Trauger allowed for her to free up just enough space to rocket a shot in the bottom right corner knotting the score at 2-2 with 3:42 remaining in the first quarter.
  • UMBC buried one more goal before the end of the first frame as the Catamounts entered the second quarter down 3-2.
  • Following UMBC’s opening tally to begin the second frame, Lydia Doraz buried her shot while being a woman up to cut the Retrievers lead in half, 4-3, with 10:51 left to play in the second quarter. Claire Adelhelm was credited with an assist on the goal.
  • Katana Nelson registered her 34th goal of the season for UMBC to take a 5-3 edge with 4:04 remaining in the second frame.
  • With 3:20 to go in the quarter, Ava Vasile spun away from her defender, sniping a left-handed shot to Vermont back within one, 5-4. No goals were scored for the remainder of the half.
  • The Retrievers came out of halftime on fire, scoring five unanswered goals while leaving Vermont scoreless throughout the entire third quarter. The Catamounts entered the final frame trailing 10-4.
  • Kolby Weedon put the Retrievers up 11-4 to kick off scoring in the fourth quarter with 10:15 of gametime remaining.
  • Trauger netted her hat-trick goal with 8:00 left, bringing the score to 11-5 in favor of UMBC.
  • Vasile delivered on a free-position attempt with 5:53 left to play, scoring her second goal of the game to bring the Catamounts within five, 11-6.
  • A buzzer beater goal from Trauger, her fourth of the game and 26th of the season, brought the score to 11-7.


  • Vasile notched two goals while collecting a game-high eight shots on goal and a team-high three ground balls.
  • Vasile is one point away from tying Sydney Mas for the most career points (255) in program history.
  • Trauger registered four goals against the Retrievers, scoring hat-tricks in back-to-back games for the second time this season. It’s also the second time this season Trauger has recorded a four-goal performance.
  • Charlotte Nevins earned a game-high three caused turnovers, tying her career high for the third time.


Vermont is back in action again on Wednesday (April 17) when they host Le Moyne in a non-conference showdown from Virtue Field. The opening draw is slated for a 4 p.m. start. Wednesday’s matchup will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

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