FIELD HOCKEY IN ACTION TWICE THIS WEEKEND
Kristi Troster and the Retrievers are in action twice this weekend.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC field hockey team (1-8, 0-1 America East) is in action twice this weekend, hosting America East Conference foe Boston University at 12 p.m. on Saturday at UMBC Stadium before traveling to Moon Township, Pa., to take on former Northeast Conference rival Robert Morris at 3 p.m. Sunday.
A Look Ahead
Saturday, Oct. 8 – UMBC vs. Boston University, 12 p.m., UMBC Stadium: Ranked 20th in the nation, Boston University (8-3, 1-0 America East) is coming off a 1-0 victory over Yale on Oct. 2. Sarah Shute leads the Terriers with 15 points, is tied for the team lead with six goals and is second with three assists. Holly Wiles shares the team lead with six goals and is second with 12 points, while Colleen McClay is tops with four assists. McClay and Ashley Parker are tied for third with eight points each. Goalie Erin Prediger has tallied 37 saves against just seven goals allowed for an America East-best 0.76 GAA and .841 save percentage in 644:24 of play. Prediger is 8-1 and has recorded three shutouts. Since joining the America East in 2003, the Retrievers have not defeated the Terriers. Last season in Boston, the Terriers won 3-0.
Sunday, Oct. 9 – UMBC at Robert Morris, 3 p.m.: Robert Morris (2-9-0) is coming off a 4-0 loss to Quinnipiac on Oct. 2. Sarah Lawless and Jessica Hammaker lead the Colonials with two goals and four points apiece. Goalie Kate Dunlap has totaled 144 saves against 26 goals allowed in 776:11 of play for a 2.34 GAA and a .847 save percentage. The Retrievers defeated the Colonials, 5-0, last season at UMBC Stadium.
Looking Back: Week 4 (0-1)
Oct. 1 – Vermont 9, UMBC 5: Kelly McClintock scored a school-record four goals to lead Vermont (4-7, 1-0 America East) past the Retrievers in both squads’ America East Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Archie Post Field. Senior attack Katie Cutchall (Hustontown, Pa./Forbes Road), freshman attack Danielle Guldner (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro), junior attack/midfielder Kristi Troster (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), freshman attack Paige Hartman (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) and senior midfielder/attack Amanda Heinz (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) all scored for UMBC, while Guldner, Heinz, Troster, junior attack Rebekah Krolus (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and junior midfielder/attack Julie Moore (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) each recorded assists. Freshman defender Emily Smith (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) registered two defensive saves, while Hartman and senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (Encinitas, Calif./San Dieguito) each had one. Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) recorded eight saves in 49:28, allowing six Catamount goals before junior Kathryn Tag (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace/U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) took over for the final 20:32 of play and stopped two shots while allowing three Vermont goals.
Moving Up the Ranks
Moore, UMBC’s active career scoring leader, is third on the Retrievers’ all-time scoring list with 39 career points. Moore is now three points away from tying Chris Marsiglia for second place with 42 points. Other active leaders include Cutchall, who is tied for fifth place with Monica Penn with 28 points, six behind Kristin Ramsay; and Troster, who is eighth with 25 points, just one behind Althea Stewart.
Player G A Pts. Yrs.
1. Robi Tamargo 16 13 45 1979-82
2. Chris Marsiglia 15 12 42 1981-84
3. Julie Moore 16 7 39 2003-
4. Kristin Ramsay 15 4 34 2001-04
5. Katie Cutchall 12 4 28 2002-
Monica Penn 13 2 28 1980-82
7. Althea Stewart 9 8 26 1981-84
8. Kristi Troster 9 7 25 2003-
9. Cecile Banas 7 6 20 2001-04
10. Becky Cagle 8 3 19 1980-82
Leslie Chilcote 5 9 19 2001-04
Deinzer leads the nation with eight defensive saves and a 0.89 DSv/game average. She registered at least one defensive save in each of the first four games of the season. Deinzer’s 2005 total through nine games surpasses her three-year total of six. Smith is third in the country with six defensive saves and fourth with 0.67 DSv/game.