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Women’s Lacrosse Battles No. 8 Albany for First Place Saturday in Regular-Season Finale
Emily Coady scored four goals against Albany in the 2011 America East semifinals.
Last Time Out: The Retrievers have not played since a 9-8 victory over
On the Great Danes: At 14-0,
Inside the Series: UMBC is 5-4 all-time against Albany, including an 11-9 victory over the top-seeded Great Danes in the 2010 America East semifinals at John Fallon Field; that game on May 6 represented Albany’s last loss. Attack Emily Coady (
For Starters: At 10-5, the Retrievers have posted their best record after 15 games since 2002, when they were 11-4. In addition, after winning 11 games in 2010, UMBC has 10 wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2002-03, and the Retrievers’ four America East victories are their most since going 5-1 in 2006, the year they won a share of the league’s regular-season title.
UMBC Career Goals
9. Jamie Gerhart, 1999-2002 119
Renee Tirocchi, 1998-2001 119
11. Jackie Seboda, 1987-90 115
12. Robi Tamargo, 1981-83 111
Dolly Ginter, 1985-87 111
15. Jenny Held, 1990-93 100
Century Mark, Part II: Four Retrievers have reached the 100-point plateau this season – Braerman on March 2, Pappas on March 5, Coady on April 2 and Krause on April 9. It is just the second time – and first since Laura Robinson, Laurie Linnell, Jackie Abendschoen and Dolly Ginter in 1987 – that four UMBC teammates have tallied 100 points apiece. Krause scored 24 points as a freshman at Duquesne before transferring to UMBC, where she has tallied 82 points in two seasons. Stodter (94) is also nearing the mark. In addition, Pappas and Braerman both recently moved into the Retrievers’ all-time top 20 scoring list, ranking 16th and 17th with 131 and 130 points, respectively.
UMBC Career Points
13. Renee Tirocchi, 1998-2001 146
14. Debbie Krastel, 1996-99 143
15. Loree Miller, 1998-2002 132
17. Heather Komarnik, 1995-98 130
20. Robi Tamargo, 1981-83 125
Helping Hand: Braerman ranks fourth all-time at UMBC with 56 career assists.
UMBC Career Assists
2. Laurie Linnell, 1984-87 58
3. Laura Robinson, 1984-87 57
5. Jamie Gerhart, 1999-2002 54
Streaking: Stodter has tallied a point in 20 straight games dating to April 20, 2010, while Krause has won in all 15 contests so far this season. In addition, Pappas has found the back of the net at least once in 11 straight games dating to March 5, while Braerman has a point in six straight outings since March 26 and Coady has one in all five April contests.
Taking on the Best: UMBC will face four teams that were ranked in the top 20 in the most recent IWLCA poll, including No. 2 Florida (Feb. 23), No. 7 Loyola (March 23), No. 8 Albany (April 30) and No. 20 Johns Hopkins (April 13). So far, the Retrievers are 1-2 against ranked opponents this season, falling to the then-16th-ranked Gators, 16-6, and to the then-sixth-ranked Greyhounds, 15-8, but upsetting then-No. 17
Home Sweet Home: The Retrievers were 6-2 at home this season, averaging 11.5 goals per game and allowing just 8.75.
20/20: The 20 goals scored against Manhattan on March 13 were the most UMBC has scored since March 29, 2010, a 20-7 win against the same Jaspers squad in Riverdale, N.Y. Combined with the 15 goals scored against Mount St. Mary’s in the next game on March 19, the Retrievers tallied 35 goals in back-to-back contests, their best two-game stretch since combining for 38 against Iona and Stony Brook March 17-21, 2009.
What a Week: Two Retrievers have earned America East Player of the Week awards this season – Braerman on Feb. 21 and Krause on April 11. In addition, sophomore defender Jamie Fahey (
Dawg Bites: The Retrievers have won four straight America East openers following their 10-8 victory over