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Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2009 Schedule
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team today announced its 2009 schedule, which is highlighted by four games against teams that advanced to the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The Retrievers will play nine home games, including six in a row in March.
“We are excited about our schedule this year with the in-state rivalries and five teams that were ranked in the top 20 last year,” fourth-year head coach Courtney Connor said. “We have a lot of good competition, and we are excited for the 2009 season.”
The Retrievers open the season with three straight road games, starting with a local foe in Howard on Feb. 14. UMBC will then travel to 2008 NCAA Tournament participant Vanderbilt on Feb. 21 for the first time ever, before playing the first of three cross-town rivals in Loyola on Feb. 25.
The Retrievers welcome another
Other non-conference contests include road games at local rivals Johns Hopkins (March 24) and American (April 8) and a first-ever matchup against LeMoyne on Senior Day (April 18).
In addition to Stony Brook, UMBC will host league games against
The top four teams in the conference advance to the America East Championships, which are May 1-3 at the home field of the No. 1 seed. Last season’s field included No. 1 Boston U., No. 2 Vermont, No. 3 New Hampshire and No. 4 Albany.