The UMBC women's lacrosse team (1-2) seeks to avenge a one-goal loss to Duquesne (1-2) from a year ago when the Dukes pay a return visit to Baltimore on Sat., March 3. The opening draw is set to take place at noon on the turf at UMBC Stadium.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
- The host Towson Tigers (2-0) scored twice in the first 68 seconds of play and held off a late UMBC (1-2) rally to defeat the Retrievers, 11-3, at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Wednesday.
- Junior midfielder Lindsay Cox scored two of the Retrievers' three goals, while senior attack Emily Coady added the other score. Cox leads the Retrievers with eight points (8-0-8), while Coady has seven (5-2-7).
- Cox scored a career-high five goals and the UMBC defense stymied host George Mason in a 13-1 Retriever victory at George Mason Stadium on Feb. 25. The one goal allowed was the Retrievers' fewest since permitting just one score on Feb. 14, 2009, when they routed Howard 19-1.
- Coady is UMBC's active leading scorer with 83 career goals and 114 points. Senior Alicia Krause is close behind with 80 goals and 108 points.
SCOUTING THE DUKES
- Duquesne opened the 2012 season on a good note with an 18-4 victory over visiting Bucknell on Fegb. 18. Sophomore Caitlin Prince and freshmen Clare Hurley and Amanda Kidder each recorded hat tricks.
- The Dukes fell to 20th-ranked Penn State on Feb. 22, 16-5. Meredith Dunn and Caitlin Prince each scored two goals for the Dukes while Haley Marafioti added one.
- Kidder was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending Feb. 19. She scored three goals in an 11-minute span of the first half to register her first career hat trick in the Dukes 18-4 win over Bucknell. Her first goal came off an assist from senior Elise Caldwell while the next two came on free position shots.
- Duquesne lost to 15th-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday, 17-7. Prince and Dunn each scored two goals for the Red and Blue while Kidder, Hurley and Cailin Colegrove each added one.
- The Dukes were 11-7 a year ago. Dunn is the team's leading returning scorer, with 42 goals and 50 points in 2011.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Trailing by three with 11 minutes remaining, UMBC scored three straight to tie it up, only to see host Duquesne score the game-winner with 58 seconds left, as the Dukes defeated the Retrievers, 8-7, at Rooney Field on March 5, 2011. DU's win evened the series at 1-1.
Cailin Colegrove had three goals for the Dukes, while Lindsay Cox and Emily Coady had one apiece.
UMBC and Duquesne have met just once previously, a 17-1 victory for the host Retrievers in 1997.
UMBC hits the road next week, taking on Delaware on Wednesday, March 7 and making the short trip to Loyola for a date on Sat., March 10.