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Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Stony Brook in America East Opener Saturday
Sarah Willis leads the team with 16 ground balls on the season.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (4-4) opens America East Conference play this weekend when it hosts Stony Brook (3-6) on Saturday at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.
Last Time Out: Senior midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air,
Who’s Up Next: UMBC hits the road for the first time this month when they head to cross-town rival Johns Hopkins for a 4 p.m. matchup at Homewood Field. The Retrievers will play five of their final eight games away from UMBC Stadium.
On the Seawolves: Stony Brook is 3-6 on the season after a 22-13 loss to
Last Time vs. the Seawolves: UMBC defeated Stony Brook, 17-11, last season at LaValle Stadium. UMBC attack Ali Levendusky tied her career high with six goals, and midfielder Kelly Burgoyne posted her first career hat trick. The Retrievers led from the start and held an 8-4 halftime advantage. Stony Brook attack Diana Caroleo led the Seawolves with six goals.
UMBC vs. Stony Brook All-Time: The Retrievers have never lost to the Seawolves in five all-time meetings. As America East rivals, the teams have met every year since 2004, UMBC’s first season in the league.
20/20: When the Retrievers scored 20 goals against Holy Cross on March 6, it was the most goals they had scored in a game since a 23-7 victory over Howard on Feb. 17, 2007. UMBC then scored 20 goals against Iona on March 17, marking the first time the Retrievers scored 20 or more goals twice in the same season since 2006, when they scored 23 against Howard and
Milestone Watch: Dorr needs just three points to reach the 100-point plateau for her career. She is on pace to reach the milestone on Saturday against the Seawolves, as she is averaging a team-best 3.0 points per game this season.
Taking on the Best: UMBC will face four teams this season that were ranked in the top 20 in the most recent IWLCA Coaches’ Poll, including No. 11 Vanderbilt (Feb. 21), No. 12 Boston University (April 25), No. 13 New Hampshire (April 4) and No. 20 Loyola (Feb. 25). In addition,
Underclassmen on Top: Five of UMBC’s top six scorers this season are freshmen or sophomores. Freshman attack Emily Coady (