BALTIMORE, Md. - After falling to Maine, 1-0, on Sunday, the UMBC women's soccer team will head to Vestal, N.Y. to take on the Binghamton Bearcats in a midweek America East matchup on Thursday, October 5. The contest is set to kickoff at 7 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers
-UMBC fell to in their second America East conference game to the Maine Black Bears, 1-0, on Sunday, Oct. 1. The Retrievers fell to 2-6-3 overall and 0-2-0 in conference contests.
-The Black Bears scored early in the first half, but UMBC fought hard to get something to connect with the net, taking 12 corner kicks. Freshman goalie Jade Wilkins made her first collegiate start in goal, stopping four shots.
-Sophomore Nikki Saad leads the team with 25 shots, with nine of them being on goal; Saad also leads the team with three assists. On her career, Saad has seven assists and needs just two more to tie for ninth overall in UMBC program history.
-Roth has played 962:48 minutes in goal, making 50 saves and registering an 80.6 save percentage. After her five-save effort against Albany, Roth now has 149 saves in her career and ranks 10th overall in UMBC program history.
Scouting the Bearcats
-Binghamton enters the contest with a 7-3-3 overall record and a 1-2-0 America East record, most recently fall to Vermont, 2-0, on Sunday.
-The Bearcats held a strong offensive, outshooting the Catamounts 19-7, but could not find the net. The Catamounts in the 25th minute off a cross to the middle and in the 71st minute. Katie Hatziyianis had three saves before departing with an injury late in the first half. Freshman Mackenzie Hanna took the helm and had two saves for the remaining of the game.
-Redshirt junior Kayla Saager who sat out last season after transferring from West Virginia, leads the team in goals, assists, points, and shots. She has been named America East Player of the Week three times this season.
-Hatziyianis has a 0.85 goals against average and has made 57 saves for a 83.8 save percentage in over 1,166 minutes of game time. Hanna clocks in with over 93 minutes of playtime, a 0.96 goals against average, 5 saves, and an 83.3 save percentage.
Inside the Series
-Binghamton and UMBC will be meeting for the 16th time, with the Bearcats holding a 11-2-2 advantage over the Retrievers.
-Last season, UMBC took a 3-1 victory over Binghamton on October 20. The Retrievers used two penalty kicks and a goal from from Alexa Quartanta to seal the victory.