BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse looks to build off back-to-back wins on Wednesday, March 5, when it clashes with High Point for the first-ever meeting between the two squads. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at the UMBC Stadium. Live video and stats can be found free of charge on the UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
After dropping a pair of contests to nationally-ranked opponents to start the season, UMBC has won back-to-back games to even its record to 2-2 on the season. The Retrievers are coming off a 7-6 victory against La Salle on Saturday. Senior Shannon Harkey (Purcellville, Va./Loudon Valley/Florida) delivered the Retrievers' game-winning goal versus the Explorers and was one of three players with two goals in the game.
Red-shirt sophomore goalkeeper Anna Barnett (Midland, Texas/Midland) was named the America East Defensive Player of the Week after matching a career-high with nine saves against La Salle. The goalkeeper stopped a pair of free position shots in the final 1:30 of the contest to preserve the Retrievers' lead.
Junior Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) has tallied a goal in each of the first four games of the season. The attacker leads the squad with eight points on five goals and three assists on the year, while classmate Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State) has also chipped in five goals. Semones ranks second on the team in draw controls (eight) behind only sophomore Rachel Benzing (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), who has pulled in nine draws on the year.
High Point (1-2) has dropped two straight since winning its season-opener against American. In its latest contest, the Panthers mounted a late comeback, but feel short, 11-10, to Virginia Tech. Senior Mackenzie Carroll is coming off a four-goal performance against the Hokies. Carroll's eight goals and nine points leads the squad in both categories.
Senior Jasmine Jordan earned Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting game-highs with four caused turnovers and five ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Julia Burns has made all three starts in net and has made 23 stops on the season.