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Women’s Lacrosse Concludes Regular Season at No. 12 Boston U. Saturday
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (9-7, 3-2 AEC) heads north this weekend to take on defending
Where They Stand: With a win over the Terriers, who have already clinched the America East regular-season title, the Retrievers will earn the No. 2 seed in next weekend’s four-team conference championships. However, UMBC can still advance to the tournament as the No. 4 seed with a loss and a
Last Time Out: Sophomore midfielder Ashley Stodter (
On the Terriers:
Last Time vs. the Terriers: Down just three at the half, the Retrievers allowed seven straight goals to start the second period, as No. 11 Boston U. defeated UMBC, 14-5, on the Retrievers’ 2008 Senior Day. UMBC attack Ali Levendusky led the Retrievers with three points on two goals and an assist. BU’s
Coady Honored: Coady was named America East Rookie of the Week on Monday after tallying four points on two goals and two assists against Le Moyne. She also added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control. Coady is the first Retriever to win the award since Amanda Gable on April 9, 2007.
20/20: Eight Retrievers have tallied at least 20 points this season, the most players to reach that mark since the same number accomplished the feat in 1999. In addition, four Retrievers – senior midfielder Kara Dorr (37), sophomore midfielder Amanda Pappas (26), Stodter (25) and Coady (21) – have scored at least 20 goals, the most since five players reached that mark in 2007.
30 Rock: Three Retrievers – Dorr (47), Pappas (34) and Coady (34) – have tallied at least 30 points this season, the most players to reach that mark since five players did so in 2007.
Knocking on the Dorr: Despite missing half of last season with an injury, Dorr (Bel Air,
Going Streaking: Stodter has scored at least one goal in 15 of 16 games this season, including a team-best 14 in a row. Other Retrievers with active streaks include Dorr at nine, Swift at five and Coady and junior midfielder Amanda Gable (
Home Sweet Home: The Retrievers are 6-3 inside the friendly confines of UMBC Stadium this season, outscoring their opponents, 126-81. Dorr has scored a team-best 27 goals at home, while Quick has posted a 9.56 GAA and a .535 save percentage. A total of 14 different Retrievers have found the back of the net in home games.
Swift Resurgence: The Retrievers’ top returning scorer entering the 2009 campaign, Swift had scored just seven goals and 12 points through the first 11 games of the season. But in the last five contests, the senior has more than matched that output, tallying 10 goals and 17 points, including a career-high five goals against
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 U. (April 25), No. 17 Loyola (Feb. 25) and No. 19 New Hampshire (April 4). In addition,
Underclassmen on Top: Six of UMBC’s top nine scorers this season are freshmen and sophomores. Pappas (
Top Dawgs: UMBC leads the America East in caused turnovers per game (11.31) and save percentage (.500) and ranks second in goals-against average (9.56) and turnovers per game (16.19). Dorr ranks fourth in the conference in shots per game (6.00), fifth in goals per game (2.47) and eighth in points per game (3.13).
Among the Best: UMBC ranks ninth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (11.31) and 22nd in scoring defense (9.56). Quick ranks in the top 50 in the NCAA in save percentage (15th, .500), saves per game (29th, 9.0) and GAA (30th, 10.02). In addition,
Dawg Bites: The Retrievers have won three in a row and four of their last five games… UMBC nine wins and three America East victories in 2009 are the most since 2006, when it won a share of the conference’s regular-season title with 10 overall wins and five league victories… That was also the last year the Retrievers earned a berth in the conference tournament… UMBC’s 189 goals this season are the most since scoring 219 in 2006… Quick has been named America East Defender of the Week twice this season… Dorr leads the Retrievers with 10 multi-goal games this season, followed closely by Pappas with nine… On the season, 15 players have scored a goal, with seven in double-digit goals and nine in double-digit points… Junior defender Sarah Willis (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) has picked up a team-best 32 ground balls this season, while Dorr is tops with 34 draw controls… The Retrievers’ 20 goals against Holy Cross on March 6 were the most they had scored in a game since a 23-7 victory over Howard on Feb. 17, 2007… When UMBC tallied 20 goals against