FIELD HOCKEY WRAPS UP SEASON WITH TWO ROAD GAMES
Julie Moore and the Retrievers end their season with two road games this week.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC field hockey team (2-12, 0-4 America East) wraps up its regular season this week with trips to Georgetown on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m., and conference rival New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m.
A Look Ahead
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – UMBC at Georgetown, 3:30 p.m., Kehoe Field: The Hoyas (3-11) are coming off a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Maine on Sunday, the day after the same Black Bears defeated the Retrievers, 3-0. Maggie Farrand leads Georgetown with five goals, four assists and 14 points. The two teams have faced off each of the last three years, with the Hoyas holding a 2-1 series advantage in that span. Last season at UMBC Stadium, Georgetown defeated the Retrievers, 2-1.
Saturday, Oct. 29 – UMBC at New Hampshire, 1 p.m., Memorial Field: The Wildcats (6-12, 1-3 America East) are coming off a 3-2 loss to 14th-ranked Boston College on Sunday. New Hampshire is currently fifth in the conference and must defeat the Retrievers and have Vermont beat Albany in order to advance to the four-team league tournament. Katie White leads the team with nine goals and 20 points and ranks fourth in the America East with 0.50 goals per game. MacKenzie Stuart is third in the conference with 0.56 assists per game (10 total). Goalie Margaux Shute has allowed 55 goals and recorded 131 saves for a 3.03 GAA and .704 save percentage. Her 7.28 saves per game rank second in the league. New Hampshire ranks last in the America East in shots, points and goals per game. The two teams have faced off in each of the last two years, with New Hampshire holding a 2-0 series advantage. Last season at UMBC Stadium, the Wildcats jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Retrievers scored four unanswered goals in the final 30 minutes, but the comeback fell just short as New Hampshire won, 5-4.
Moving Up the Ranks
Junior midfielder Julie Moore (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun), UMBC’s active career scoring leader, is second on the Retrievers’ all-time scoring list with 43 career points, and she is just two behind Robi Tamargo as the Retrievers’ all-time scoring leader. Senior attack Katie Cutchall (Hustontown, Pa./Forbes Road) and junior attack Kristi Troster (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) are tied for fifth all-time with 32 points, just two behind their former teammate, Kristin Ramsay.
Player G A Pts. Yrs.
1. Robi Tamargo 16 13 45 1979-82
2. Julie Moore 18 7 43 2003-
3. Chris Marsiglia 15 12 42 1981-84
4. Kristin Ramsay 15 4 34 2001-04
5. Katie Cutchall 12 8 32 2002-
Kristi Troster 12 8 32 2003-
7. Monica Penn 13 2 28 1980-82
8. 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
Senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (Encinitas, Calif./San Dieguito) leads the nation with 12 defensive saves and a 0.86 DSv/game average. She registered at least one defensive save in each of the first four games of the season and had another four-game streak snapped at Cornell. Deinzer’s 2005 total to date is double her three-year total of six. Freshman defender Emily Smith (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) is tied for fourth in the country with six defensive saves and tied for second with 0.43 DSv/game, while freshman Courtney McNamara (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) is tied for ninth with 0.33 DSv/game and is tied for 14th with four defensive saves.
Beast in the America East
Troster and freshman attack Paige Hartman (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) are tied for eighth in the America East with 0.43 goals per game and ninth with six goals. Cutchall is fourth in the conference with six assists and 0.43 dishes per game, while senior midfielder Amanda Heinz (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) ranks sixth with five assists and 0.36 helpers per game and Smith is 10th with four assists and 0.29 dishes per game. Moore is third with 2.71 shots per game, while Cutchall ranks fourth with 2.64 shots per game. Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) is fourth in the league with 6.92 saves per game.
The Retrievers as a team rank second in the conference with 7.93 saves per game and third with 11.00 shots per game and 1.64 assists per game. UMBC is also fourth in the league with 5.50 points per game.
Hartman was named America East Rookie of the Week for the week ending Oct. 9. She scored a school-record four goals in the Retrievers’ 9-3 victory over Robert Morris, tripling her season total in one game. Hartman recorded the first multi-goal game of her career against the Colonials. She is tied for the team lead with six goals and ranks second with 13 points… Troster leads the Retrievers with six goals and 14 points… Freshman attack Danielle Guldner (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) notched the first game-winning goal and multi-goal game of her career against Robert Morris… Cutchall leads the team with six assists and is third with 12 points… Sophomore attack Jessica Smith (Boonton, N.J./Morris Hills) scored the first goal of her career against the Colonials.