BALTIMORE – After a week hiatus, UMBC women's soccer concludes a three-game home stand on Sunday, Sept. 22 when it hosts Wagner at Retriever Soccer Park. Game time is set for 1 p.m., with all the action live on www.UMBCRetrievers.tv. Sunday marks Camper Day at Retriever Soccer Park, with all UMBC women's soccer campers getting into the park for free and their families getting a discounted admission of one dollar.
The Retrievers (4-2-2) are off to their best start through eight games since 1996 and have their highest win total since 2006. The black and gold are unbeaten in their last four contests and are coming off a 2-0-1 week. Red-shirt junior forward Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) earned America East Conference Player of the Week honors after tallying both of the Retrievers game-winning goals in victories over Howard and Bucknell. Freshman forward Victoria Burress (Bristow, Va./Patriot) added four points of her own, registering her first collegiate score and chipping in a pair of assists versus the Howard Bison.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) had a stellar week between the pipes, posting a pair of shutouts and surrendering just one goal in 290 minutes of play to be named College Sports Madness America East Player of the Week recognition. Kadet stands five stops shy of becoming the program's all-time saves leader.
Wagner (5-1-1) is coming off a 2-1 victory against Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, but will play NJIT on Friday, Sept. 20 before making the trip to Retriever Soccer Park on Sunday. Through seven games, senior back Amanda Sieferman and freshman midfielder Gabrielle Davis have tallied three goals apiece for a combined 14 points, while sophomore forward Siara Kolpon has added seven points of her own, on two goals and three assists.
Red-shirt junior goalkeeper Katie Marcy has seen all the action in net for the Seahawks. She entered the weekend allowing 1.09 goals per game, ranking second in the Northeast Conference.
Inside the Series
-The Retrievers are unbeaten in six all-time meetings with the Seahawks, posting a 5-0-1 record versus Wagner.
-UMBC and Wagner meet for the first time since Oct. 18, 2002 when the Retrievers were a member of the Northeast Conference. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
-Wagner is 0-1-1 on the season against America East opponents in 2013, accounting for the Seahawks' only tie and loss of the year. Wagner tied Maine, 1-1, after double overtime on Sunday, Sept. 8 and followed with a 2-1 loss to Stony Brook on Thursday, Sept. 12.