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Women’s Lacrosse Concludes Three-Game Home Stand Wednesday Against American
Kate Quick boasts an 8.60 goals-against average this season.
Last Time Out: Junior attack Erika Braerman (Fallston, Md./Fallston) scored a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists in an 11-6 victory over Monmouth on Wednesday. With the Retrievers trailing, 4-2, midway through the first half, senior midfielder Amanda Gable (
On the Eagles: American is 2-5 on the season after an 11-9 loss to Colgate on Saturday. Attack Lauren Schoenberger paced the Eagles with three points on two goals and an assist, and goalie Kaska Komosinski recorded 10 saves. She leads her team with 17 points on 10 goals and a team-high seven assists, while midfielder Amanda Makoid is tops with 12 goals on the year. Midfielder Emily Stankiewicz leads the Eagles with 17 ground balls and 17 draw controls, and midfielder Emma Larkin has caused a team-best 10 turnovers. Komosinski and Frankie Solomon have split time between the pipes, with Komosinski posted the better numbers, a 10.38 GAA and a .459 save percentage. American was picked to finish sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll.
Inside the Series: UMBC leads the all-time series against American, 10-2. The teams last met last season in
Top Dawgs: Junior midfielder Amanda Pappas (
Among the Best: Braerman ranks 13th in the nation in points (27) and 17th in assists (11). She is also among the nation’s top 50 in goals (32nd), assists per game (36th) and points per game (42nd), while Durham ranks 33rd in caused turnovers per game and Gable is 34th in draw controls per game. Quick ranks 20th in goals-against average, 21st in saves (52), 27th in save percentage and 48th in saves per game. As a team, the Retrievers rank among the NCAA’s top 25 in a number of categories, including points (14th, 115), caused turnovers (14th), scoring defense (17th), ground balls per game (17th) and scoring margin (24th, 3.71). UMBC also ranks 32nd in scoring offense.
Going Streaking: Braerman has scored a point in all seven games this season, with a goal in all but one, including three in a row, while sophomore attack Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron/Duquesne) has found the back of the net in all six games in which she has played. Stodter has scored in four straight games, and she and Coady have tallied in six of seven games overall.
Taking on the Best: UMBC will face four teams that were ranked in the top 20 in the most recent IWLCA coaches’ poll. The Retrievers took on No. 17 Loyola (Feb. 23), No. 14 Vanderbilt (Feb. 27) and No. 10 Towson (March 3) in three consecutive games, and will also face No. 11 Boston University (April 10). In addition,
Dawg Bites: At 4-3, UMBC is off to its best seven-game start since 1995, when it also opened the season 4-3… Braerman leads the Retrievers in goals (16), assists (11) and points (27)… Twelve Retrievers have found the back of the net this season, with five in double digits… Braerman and Stodter have each posted four multi-goal games, while Stodter has a team-best six multi-point efforts… Freshman defender Jamie Fahey (