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Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Albany for America East Dog Fight Saturday
Abbey Swift has scored eight goals and 12 points in her last three games.
Last Time Out: The Retrievers stormed out to a 10-5 lead, then held on for an 11-10 non-conference victory at regional rival American on April 8. Freshman attack Emily Coady (
Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers close out their home slate with their final non-conference game of the year when they host Le Moyne on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. UMBC will honor its four seniors – Swift, midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), defender Ashley Lancer (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and goalie Susie Sweeney (Madison, N.J./Madison) – in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
On the Great Danes:
Last Time vs. the Great Danes: The Retrievers held a 12-10 lead with 15 minutes remaining, but
20/20: Seven Retrievers have tallied at least 20 points this season, the most players to reach that mark since 2003, when seven Retrievers accomplished the feat. In addition, three Retrievers – Dorr, Pappas and sophomore midfielder Ashley Stodter (
Home Sweet Home: The Retrievers are 5-2 inside the friendly confines of UMBC Stadium this season, and they are outscoring their opponents, 101-63, at home. Dorr has scored a team-best 23 goals at UMBC Stadium, while Quick has posted a 9.30 goals-against average and a .521 save percentage. A total of 13 different Retrievers have found the back of the net in home games.
Going Streaking: Stodter has scored at least one point in 12 straight games, the longest current streak on the team. Other Retrievers with active streaks include Dorr at seven and Swift and sophomore midfielder Carrie Paris (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley) at three each. Pappas had her eight-game streak snapped when she was held scoreless at American on Wednesday.
Swift Resurgence: The Retrievers’ top returning scorer entering the season, Swift had scored just seven goals and 12 points through the first 11 games of the season. But in the last three contests, the senior has more than matched that output, tallying eight goals and 12 points, including a career-high five goals against
Knocking on the Dorr: Despite missing half of last season with an injury, Dorr needs just seven more goals to reach 100 for her career. She has scored a career-high 33 goals and 41 points so far in 2009, and she reached the 100-point milestone on March 21 against Stony Brook.
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. 10 Vanderbilt (Feb. 21), No. 12 Boston University (April 25), No. 16 Loyola (Feb. 25) and No. 18 New Hampshire (April 4). In addition, Old Dominion (March 13) received votes in the poll.
Underclassmen on Top: Six of UMBC’s top nine scorers this season are freshmen and sophomores. Coady ranks second with 19 points, while Pappas is third with 28, freshman midfielder Bria Phillips (
Beasts in the America East: UMBC leads the America East in caused turnovers per game (11.21) and save percentage (.483) and ranks second in points per game (16.93) and goals-against average (10.00). Dorr ranks fifth in the conference in goals per game (2.54), fourth in shots (6.23 pg) and caused turnovers (1.38 pg) and seventh in points (3.15 pg).
Among the Best: UMBC entered the week ranking 10th in the nation in caused turnovers per game (11.23), 17th in points (226) and 26th in scoring defense (10.0). Quick ranked in the top 50 in the NCAA in save percentage (17th, .496), saves per game (28th, 9.0) and goals-against average (31st, 10.38). In addition,