Women’s Lacrosse Returns to Action Saturday Against Mount St. Mary’s; Game Time Moved Up

Women’s Lacrosse Returns to Action Saturday Against Mount St. Mary’s; Game Time Moved Up

BALTIMORE – After a postponement on Wednesday, UMBC women's lacrosse returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 21 when it hosts Mount St. Mary's. The game's original game time of noon has been moved up to 11 a.m. at UMBC Stadium.

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS:

- UMBC has suffered back-to-back one-goal overtime heartbreakers, falling 10-9 to both Temple and La Salle. The Retrievers battled back, outscoring the Explorers 5-2 in the second half on Saturday, but La Salle was able to get the game-winner with 20 second remaining in overtime.

- Senior attacker Abby Wilson tallied her first hat trick of the season in the loss to the Explorers. The Retrievers' leading scorer from a season ago has a team-best four goals on the year, with two coming on free position shots. UMBC has connected on three of its 14 free position attempts.

- Red-shirt sophomore Sam Nolan has tallied six points on four assists and two goals on the season. She has added four ground balls and one caused turnovers.

- The Retrievers have used eight rookies in their first two games of the season. Freshman Carolyn Jamison paces the rookies with two goals and one assist, while classmate Caitlin Miller has pulled in a team-best 13 draw controls.

- Goalkeepers Kelly Gielner and Kelsey Major have each seen action in net on the year. Gielner has made a pair of starts and registered five stops.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAINEERS:

- Mount St. Mary's season opener against St. Bonaventure was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, but was postponed due to weather. The Mountaineers open the 2015 campaign versus the Retrievers.

- The Mount was picked to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference in the NEC coaches' preseason poll. Under first-year head coach Lauren Schwarzmann, Mount St. Mary's returns 11 letterwinners from last season's squad that recorded a 3-13 overall record and 2-5 mark in league play.

- Mount St. Mary's returns the team's assist leader from 2014 in Erin Seipp. The senior finished second on the squad in goals (17). Starting goalkeeper Steph Rurkowski returns for her junior campaign after making 137 stops a season ago.

INSIDE THE SERIES:

- UMBC has won 13 of 14 all-time meetings against the Mount, in a series that dates back to 1996.

- The Retrievers have won the last four meetings, including a 15-2 victory at Mount St. Mary's last season, behind a career-high five points from Rachel Benzing.

UMBC STADIUM PROMOTION:

-Foam Retriever bone giveaway for the first 100 fans.

UP NEXT: The Retrievers hit the road for back-to-back contests, starting with a matchup at American on Wednesday, Feb. 25.