FIELD HOCKEY ON THE ROAD FOR TWO GAMES THIS WEEKEND
Katie Cutchall and the Retrievers take on Albany and Cornell this weekend.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC field hockey (2-9, 0-2 America East) team is on the road for two games this weekend, taking on America East rival Albany on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Albany, N.Y., before heading to Ithaca, N.Y., to face non-conference opponent Cornell on Sunday at 1 p.m.
A Look Ahead
Saturday, Oct. 15 – UMBC at Albany, 1 p.m., Alumni Turf Field: The Great Danes (5-8, 0-2 America East) are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory over Syracuse on Wednesday in its first game at the brand new Alumni Turf Field. The win snapped a five-game losing streak. Tina Bryson leads the Great Danes with six goals and 15 points, while Arlette Westdrop is tops with seven assists. Goalie Ashley Ross has recorded 53 saves against 29 goals allowed for a 2.22 goals against average and a .646 save percentage. Since joining the America East in 2003, the Retrievers are 0-2 against Albany. Last season at UMBC, the Great Danes prevailed by a score of 3-2.
Sunday, Oct. 16 – UMBC at Cornell, 1 p.m., Schoellkopf Field: The Big Red (7-4) are coming off a 3-1 victory over Bucknell on Tuesday. Alyssa DePaola leads Cornell with six goals and 16 points, while Blair Corcoran is tops on the team with six assists. Goalie Lizzie Goldblatt has recorded 46 saves against 12 goals allowed for a 1.33 goals against average and a .793 save percentage.
Hartman Earns Conference Honors
Freshman attack Paige Hartman (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) was named America East Rookie of the Week on Monday for the week ending Oct. 9. Hartman scored a school-record four goals in the Retrievers’ 9-3 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday, tripling her season goals total in one game.
Looking Back: Week 5 (1-1)
Oct. 8 – Boston University 6, UMBC 0: The Retrievers fell to America East Conference-leading Boston University, 6-0, at a rain-soaked UMBC Stadium. The Terriers took a 2-0 halftime lead and added four goals in the second frame for the victory. Senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (Encinitas, Calif./San Dieguito) tallied her team-best ninth defensive save, while freshman defender Courtney McNamara (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) registered her third of the season and senior midfielder Amanda Heinz (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and freshman midfielder Amanda Yanulevich (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) each notched their first of the season. Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) played the first 65:10 between the pipes for the Retrievers, recording a career-high 13 saves while allowing five goals before junior Kathryn Tag (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace/U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) took over for the final 4:50 of play, tallying two saves while allowing one Terrier goal.
Oct. 9 – UMBC 9, Robert Morris 3: Freshman attack Paige Hartman (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) scored a school-record four goals to lead the Retrievers past Robert Morris, 9-3. The Colonials tallied first, but Hartman responded 29 seconds later to tie the game. Junior attack Kristi Troster (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) gave UMBC a 2-1 advantage at 9:31, and the Retrievers would not relinquish the lead. Freshman attack Danielle Guldner (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) scored twice and junior midfielder Julie Moore (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) and sophomore attack Jessica Smith (Boonton, N.J./Morris Hills) each tallied once for the Retrievers, while senior attack Katie Cutchall (Hustontown, Pa./Forbes Road) registered a career-high four assists, while Troster, Heinz and McNamara each had one.
Moving Up the Ranks
Moore, UMBC’s active career scoring leader, is third on the Retrievers’ all-time scoring list with 41 career points. Moore is now one behind Chris Marsiglia for second place. Other active leaders include Cutchall, who doubled her career assists total with four against Robert Morris and is fifth all-time with 32 points, just two behind Kristin Ramsay; and Troster, who is tied with Monica Penn for sixth place with 28 points.
Player G A Pts. Yrs.
1. Robi Tamargo 16 13 45 1979-82
2. Chris Marsiglia 15 12 42 1981-84
3. Julie Moore 17 7 41 2003-
4. Kristin Ramsay 15 4 34 2001-04
5. Katie Cutchall 12 8 32 2002-
6. Kristi Troster 10 8 28 2003-
Monica Penn 13 2 28 1980-82
7. Althea Stewart 9 8 26 1981-84
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 10 defensive saves and a 0.91 DSv/game average. She registered at least one defensive save in each of the first four games of the season and has one in each of the last three. Deinzer’s 2005 total to date surpasses her three-year total of six. Freshman defender Emily Smith (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) is third in the country with six defensive saves and fourth with 0.55 DSv/game, while McNamara is seventh with 0.40 DSv/game and is tied for 10th with four defensive saves.
Beast in the America East
Hartman is second in the America East with 0.55 goals per game, tied for third with six goals and sixth with 13 points and 1.18 points per game. Cutchall leads the league with 0.55 assists per game, is tied for second with six assists, is third with 3.00 shots per game, fifth with 33 shots and seventh with 12 points and 1.09 points per game. Heinz and Emily Smith are tied for ninth with 0.27 apg. Moore leads the league with 3.27 shots per game and is second with 36 shots.
The Retrievers as a team lead the league with 1.82 assists per game and are second in the America East with 68 points, 6.18 points per game and 2.18 goals per game.
Hartman recorded the first multi-goal game of her career against Robert Morris. She leads the team with six goals and 13 points… Guldner notched the first game-winning goal and multi-goal game of her career against the Colonials… Cutchall leads the team with six assists and is second with 12 points… Troster is second on the team with four goals and third with 10 points… Jessica Smith’s goal against Robert Morris was the first of her career.