The UMBC women's lacrosse team faces a critical home contest in America East Conference play when they take on an explosive Vermont squad at UMBC Stadium on Sat., April 14. UMBC is currently in third place in the league, while the Catamounts are just one-half game behind in the race for the four playoff spots. The opening draw is set for noon and coverage is available via www.umbcretrievers.tv.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
UMBC (5-7, 2-2 AE) split a pair of road games this week, falling at Stony Brook 16-6 on Wednesday, before traveling back to New York less than 48 hours later and defeating Binghamton 10-9.
Seniors Alicia Krause and Emily Coady scored goals 11 seconds apart late in the second half as the visiting Retrievers edged upset-minded Binghamton... Krause and Coady led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and one assist each.
Krause has 20 goals in 2012 and needs one more to score 100 goals in her collegiate career.
Junior M Lindsay Cox leads the Retrievers with 29 goals and 36 points on the season. She has scored in all 12 games this season and has multiple points in 10 of the 12.
Soph. M Taeler Errington has two goals in both games last week and has 13 scores on the season.
UMBC is +13 in goals scored in the first half this season, but -22 in the second half.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS
Vermont is now 8-6 after a 15-12 home setback to California on April 12. The Catamounts have dropped three straight and four of their last five.
Vermont (1-2 AE) went 0-2 last week, dropping a 15-9 decision at No. 20 Boston College and falling 21-13 at Stony Brook. Sophomore Marcie Marino finished the week with seven goals, including five versus the Seawolves.
Classmate Sydney Mas added six points on the week with four goals and two assists. Mas scored three goals vs. Cal and became the fourth Catamount in school history to score 100 career goals. Mas leads the Catamounts with 45 goals and 53 total points. She is one of six Vermont players that has 20 or more goals in 2012.
Mas is 17th in the nation in goals per game entering play this week. Samantha Stern is eighth in the nation in assists per outing and added four in the loss to California.
Vermont is ranked eighth in the nation in scoring offense and second nationally in ground balls per game.
INSIDE THE SERIES
UMBC leads the all-time series with Vermont, 5-3 and is 3-1 vs. the Catamounts at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers have won two straight, after Vermont had captured three in a row.
UMBC edged the Catamounts 14-13 in Burlington last season. The Retrievers built a 14-8 lead and held off UVM in the final moments. Krause had four goals and a helper to lead the visitors.
There have been a pair of 14-13 UMBC wins in the series; all other matches have been decided by five goals or more.