BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer looks to bounce back from Wednesday's 1-0 overtime loss to Lafayette when it kicks off its 2013 America East slate on Sunday at Maine. Game time is set for noon at Alumni Field, with live stats and video available, free of charge, at www.UMBCRetrievers.com.
The Retrievers' (5-3-2) snapped a three game win streak and a five game unbeaten streak with Wednesday's defeat to the Leopards. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) took over as the program's all-time saves leader, with 342 stops in her career.
The reigning America East Player of the Week Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) leads the Retrievers' offensive attack, with three game-winning goals on the year. Junior Lilly Rydon (Stirling, South Australia/Concordia College) has added six points of her own (two goals and two assists), while sophomore Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) and the league's current Rookie of the Week Amanda Dailey (Howell, N.H./Freehold Township/Monmouth) have added two goals apiece.
After starting the season with three-straight victories, Maine (3-3-3) is winless in its last six contests, including last Sunday's 1-0 loss to Dartmouth.
Maine has had four players find the back of the net on the season. Sophomore forward Eve L'Abbe and junior midfielder Camille Varin-Tremblay have each registered two goals on the season. L'Abbe also leads the team with 12 shots. Senior back Maggie Malone and junior forward Jordan Pellerin have chipped in a goal and assist apiece.
In net, sophomore Lauren Swant has posted three shutouts on the season and is surrendering 0.71 goals per game, ranking third in the America East.
Inside the Series
-UMBC trails 1-9-1 in the all-time series against Maine, with last season's meeting ending in a 1-1 double overtime draw at Retriever Soccer Park.
-The Retrievers only victory versus the Black Bears came on Sept. 28, 2008 on the black and gold's home field.
-UMBC is 17-66-8 in America East Conference games in 10 seasons. The Retrievers have not won a conference game since Sept. 26, 2010.
-The Retrievers are 2-8 all-time in America East openers.