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Women’s Lacrosse Closes Out Home Slate Sunday Against Albany on Senior Day
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (9-4, 2-2 AE) hosts America East rival
Fond Farewell: Prior to the game, the Retrievers will honor seniors Amanda Gable (
Last Time Out: The Retrievers scored five straight goals but could not overcome an early 6-0 deficit in a 12-8 loss to No. 17 Boston University last Saturday. Sophomore midfielder Bria Phillips (
On the Great Danes:
Inside the Series: UMBC leads the all-time series, 4-3. Last season, the Retrievers defeated the Great Danes, 9-6, in
For Starters: The Retrievers’ nine wins on the season match their entire win total from the 2009 campaign, when they finished 9-8, and at 9-5, UMBC is off to its best start since 2002, when it was 10-4 after 14 games.
20/20: Five Retrievers – junior attack Erika Braerman (29), Pappas (25), sophomore attack Emily Coady (24), junior midfielder Ashley Stodter (22) and sophomore attack Alicia Krause (20) – have scored at least 20 goals this season, the most players to reach that mark since the same number accomplished the feat in 2007.
Quick Stops: Quick entered the week ranking second in the America East and 16th in the NCAA in goals-against average (8.62). She has allowed double-digit goals just four times this season. In addition, her .470 save percentage also ranks second among league leaders.
Tenacious D: As a team, UMBC boasted the 11th-best scoring defense (8.57) in the nation entering the week and led the America East in caused turnovers (10.00pg). In addition, senior defender C.J. Durham (
Helping Hand: With her assist against
Going Streaking: Braerman has tallied at least one point in all 14 games so far this season, but her nine-game goal streak was snapped last Saturday against
Retrievers Honored: Braerman and freshman midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees) were named America East Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the first week of the season, while Pappas and freshman midfielder Kerianne Allen (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) earned the same honors a week later. Pappas repeated as Player of the Week on March 29, while Quick earned the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on March 22, the third such honor of her career. The six weekly awards this season are the most UMBC has received in seven years in the America East Conference. Braerman was the first Retriever to garner Player of the Week since Ali Levendusky on April 7, 2008, and Pappas is the first Retriever to earn the honor twice in a season since Levendusky that same year. In addition, it is the first time since 2004 that a pair of Retrievers has been named Rookie of the Week in the same season. Finally, when Braerman and Cox took home their awards for Week 1, it was the first time that two Retrievers earned America East honors in the same week since Levendusky and Susie Sweeney were named Player and Defender of the Week, respectively, on March 2, 2006.
Dawg Bites: The Retrievers are averaging 12.27 goals per game, their most since 2003… After scoring just five goals in her first 10 games this season, Phillips has tallied 11 times in her last four contests… UMBC’s loss to