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UMBC makes changes to starting lineup

UMBC is shaking things up for its annual rivalry with Towson.

The Retrievers have benched junior attackman Rob Grimm and redshirt freshman attackman Matt Gregoire in favor of sophomore Joe Lustgarten and freshman Ryan Johnston.

Grimm is the team leader in both assists (11) and points (18), while Gregoire has registered four goals and two assists. Johnston scored the first two goals of his career in UMBC’s 16-5 loss to No. 10 Stony Brook last Friday night, while Lustgarten scored once.

Sophomore midfielder Scott Hopmann, who ranks second in goals (9), is also taking a seat. Freshman Zach Linkous, who posted one goal and two assists on Friday, will start.

Finally, junior defenseman Tim Shaeffer is being demoted in favor of sophomore Sam McKelvey.

Posted by Edward Lee at 7:30 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Towson, UMBC


Matt Gregoire suffered a serious eye injury in Monday's practice and couldn't suit up for the game. Scott Hopman was injured too and couldn't dress. I'm sure these young men feel bad enough about their injuries without having to read trash like this. Guess it was a good story line for the Sun though and that's all that really matters.
Ed: Those injuries were not made available to reporters in the press box before the game. I'm also not sure how pointing out changes to the starting lineup equates to "trash."

Rob Grimm had 5 points last nite...I quess off the bench...He had a tough nite vs SB but he is a player

What is injury to Hopmann

Ed: Scott Hopmann is dealing with a hamstring injury. Will update a post on his status in a bit.

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