BALTIMORE, Md. – For the final time this season, the UMBC women's soccer team will take the field at Retriever Soccer Park as they host the New Hampshire Wildcats on Sunday, October 22 at 1 p.m. Due to a scheduling conflict, only live stats will be available for this game.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
-UMBC picked up its first America East win on Thursday night after defeating the Vermont Catamounts, 1-0. The Retrievers are now 3-10-3 overall on the season and 1-6-0 in conference contests.
-Sophomore Jessica Hopkins knocked in the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute for her first of the season after rebounding a saved shot from classmate Nikki Saad. Junior Leah Roth made six saves in the win on the way to her third shutout on the season.
-Boehmer is playing in her 71st career game, tying for eighth overall in UMBC program history.
-Sophomore Nikki Saad leads the team with 33 shots this season, including 14 shots on goal. She has three assists on the season, to make it a total of eight career assists which is one shy of tying ninth overall in UMBC program history.
-Roth has made 71 saves this season and owns a 1.68 goals against average. In her career, the junior has 170 saves and ranks eighth in UMBC program history. Freshman Jade Wilkins has made seven saves and has a 70.0 save percentage.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
-New Hampshire clinched the #1 seed in the America East playoffs for the first time since 2007 after pulling a 0-0 draw with UMass Lowell on Thursday night. The Wildcats are 11-4-1 overall and 5-1-1 in America East play.
-The tie against the River Hawks was the first of the season for the Wildcats, but preserved their perfect record at Bremner Field as they finished the season 7-0-1 in home contests.
-New Hampshire outshot UMass Lowell, 19-13, in the contest, but neither team could get anything to connect with the net. Brooke Murphy led the Wildcats with seven shots while goalkeeper Mia Neas made five saves.
-On the season, Murphy leads the teams with 20 points and nine goals and ranks third among conference players. The senior has taken 65 shots, placing 35 of them on goal.
-In between the pipes, Neas has made 83 saves and owns a 0.80 goals against average. She has a 86.5 save percentage and is credited with six shutouts on the season.
INSIDE THE SERIES:
-This will be the 16th overall meeting between New Hampshire and UMBC, with the Wildcats holding a 9-3-3 overall lead in the series.
-Last season, the Wildcats defeated the Retrievers, 4-0, back in Durham.