Women’s Soccer Concludes Battle of Baltimore at Towson on Sunday

Women’s Soccer Concludes Battle of Baltimore at Towson on Sunday

Game Notes

BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's soccer team looks to build off Friday's 6-0 victory when it travels to Towson on Sunday, Sept. 14 to take on the Tigers in the final game of the Battle of Baltimore. The Retrievers look to take the crown in the 2:30 p.m. contest. Live stats can be found on UMBCRetrievers.com.

Scouting the Retrievers (5-1)

-The Retrievers rebounded from their first loss of the season by exploding for six goals against local-rival Mount St. Mary's in game one of the Battle of Baltimore. UMBC was led by senior midfielder Lilly Rydon's first multiple-goal contest of her career. Rydon has four goals in the last four games for a team-best eight points.

-Freshman forward Lisa Nanov tallied her sixth point of the year, assisting on Rydon's game-winner against the Mount. Nanov leads the team with 11 shots and ranks second in points.

-Senior back Melissa Hummel made her debut against the Mount. The Retrievers' assist leader last season wasted no time dishing out a pair of helpers in the black and gold's victory. Red-shirt freshman forward Destinee Morris added her first collegiate goal in the victory, while freshman forward Virginia Moyer chipped in her first collegiate point.

- UMBC's six goals were its highest total since 2002 when the Retrievers' defeated Delaware State, 12-0, on Sept. 22. The Dawgs have received 13 goals from seven different players on the season and have assisted 12 of those scores.   

-The Retrievers' defense has posted three shutouts on the season and has allowed just four scores in six games. UMBC is surrendering just 0.67 goals per game.

-Head coach Leslie Wray returns to Towson for the first time since taking over the helm of the Retrievers' program. Wray coached the Tigers from 1999-2006, before resigning to be with her young children.

Scouting the Tigers (2-4-1)

-Towson dropped its Battle of Baltimore opener on Friday night at Ridley Athletic Complex, falling to Loyola, 1-0.

-Goalkeeper Erin Quinn has seen a majority of the action in net and has tallied a pair of shutouts on the year. The senior has registered 27 saves in the 2014 campaign.

-The Tigers are averaging 0.86 goals per game on the season. Senior midfielder Katie Ponce and freshman forward Gabby Scirica have lead offensively, each contributing a team-best five points on two goals and an assist.

Inside the Series

-UMBC and Towson have split 14 all-time meetings, including a 3-3 record on the Tigers home field.

-The Retrievers and Tigers meet for the first time since Sept. 9, 2011. Towson earned a 3-1 victory at Retriever Soccer Park, its fifth straight in the series.