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Women’s Lacrosse to Face Off Against 12th-Ranked Vanderbilt; Game Postponed Until Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Meghan Keelan is one of three team captains for the 2008 season.
ALERT: The UMBC women's lacrosse game vs. Vanderbilt has been postponed and will be played at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 23 at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers (0-1) are coming off a season-opening loss to Hofstra, while the Commodores won their first game over
Last Time Out: The UMBC women’s lacrosse team dropped its season opener, 16-7, to Hofstra Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. Senior attack Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) led the Retrievers with three goals and an assist in the loss. UMBC got on the board first when junior midfielder Abbey Swift (
On the Commodores: The Commodores (1-0) opened their season with a 20-4 home victory over
Inside the Series: Vanderbilt leads the all-time series, 2-0, but the teams have not met since 1997, a 13-4 victory for the Commodores.
Taking on the Best: UMBC will face four teams in 2008 that were ranked in the top 20 in the first IWLCA Coaches’ Poll, including No. 9 Johns Hopkins (April 9), No. 12 Vanderbilt (Feb. 22), No. 15 Yale (April 13) and No. 19 Boston University (April 19). In addition, Hofstra, the Retrievers’ opponent in the season opener on Saturday, received votes in the rankings. In the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll Yale was ranked 10th, Johns Hopkins 11th, Vanderbilt 16th,
UMBC Picked Fourth: The UMBC women’s lacrosse team was predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the America East standings, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches. Both the Retrievers and
Dawg Bites: The Retrievers return three of their top five goal scorers from a year ago… UMBC welcomes a large incoming class of 11 freshmen for the 2008 season to go along with eight returning starters and 19 returning letter-winners overall… The Retrievers lost their top two scorers in America East all-conference second team members Jen Kasper (26 goals, 44 points) and Kelly Fahey (26 goals, 42 points), but top returning players include first-team all-conference midfielder Maggie Chizmar (29 ground balls, 17 caused turnovers), second-team attack Ali Levendusky (28 goals, 38 points) and all-rookie midfielder Kelly Burgoyne (8 goals, 15 caused turnovers)… Also returning is junior midfielder Kara Dorr, who led the Retrievers with 29 goals and 42 draw controls last season, and junior attack Abbey Swift, whose 26 goals ranked third on the team in 2007… Five Retrievers scored 20 or more goals on the season for the first time since 2003… Dorr, senior attack Meghan Keelan and junior defender Ashley Lancer will serve as 2008 team captains… Dorr has scored at least one point in nine straight games dating to March 31 at Boston U., while Levendusky is riding an eight-game goal streak (April 4/American) and a 10-game point streak (March 24/New Hampshire).