BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse jumps right back into action on Tuesday, April 7 when the Retrievers host local-rival Towson to UMBC Stadium for a noon matchup. All the action will be available live, free of charge, on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (7-5, 2-1 AE):
-UMBC is coming off its first-ever victory on the road against New Hampshire on Saturday evening. The Retrievers scored the final seven goals of the contest en route to improving to 2-1 in conference play. UMBC had four players record a hat trick in the 15-6 victory, but it was red-shirt sophomore Sam Nolan that led the charge with six points on four assists and two goals.
-Sophomore Jennie Milligan has three hat tricks in the last five games, including four scores on six shots against the Wildcats. Freshman Carolyn Jamison recorded the first hat trick of her career in the victory, tallying a season-best four points on three goals and one assist. Classmate Marissa Davey continued her scoring streak, with all 18 of her points coming over the last seven games.
-Senior Abby Wilson tallied three goals against the Wildcats to match her career-best with 23 goals on the season. Wilson has scored in 17 straight games, dating back to last season, and leads the team with 32 points on the campaign.
-Freshman Caitlin Miller leads the team and ranks 12th in the country in draw controls per game (4.8). Miller ranks fourth on the Retrievers' single-season draw control list (58). Classmate Tianna Wallpher ranks third in the league in ground balls per game (2.36) and leads the squad in caused turnovers (12).
SCOUTING THE TIGERS (5-5, 1-1 CAA):
-Towson has dropped two of its last three contests coming into Tuesday, but the Tigers were victorious against Elon on Friday, 12-2. Red-shirt senior Andi Raymond recorded a hat trick to reach 100 goals for her career in the victory.
-Raymond leads the squad with 17 goals and 27 points. Sophomore Gabby Cha is the second of four players for the Tigers to score double-digit goals on the year (14). Sophomore Samantha Brookhart has dished out a team-best 13 assists and ranks second with 12 draw controls.
INSIDE THE SERIES:
-Towson owns a 33-7 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1977.
-The Retrievers' last victory against the Tigers came in a 10-9 win on March 2 of 2011.
-Towson defeated UMBC, 11-6, last season on the Tigers' home field.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: The Retrievers return to America East action on Saturday, April 11 when UMBC celebrates Senior Day at UMBC Stadium against UMass Lowell.