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Women’s Soccer Opens Conference Play This Weekend
Kali Schwartz scored her first goal of the season against Stetson last weekend.
Baltimore-The UMBC women’s soccer team (3-4-1) will look to snap its two-game losing streak while continuing its five-game road trip this week, taking on in-state rival Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday at 4 p.m., then heading to New Hampshire to open America East Conference play on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Looking Back: The Retrievers lost twice last weekend at the Kick Out Cancer Tournament in
On the Mount: The Mount dropped a pair of games in
Last Time vs. the Mount: The Retrievers defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 3-0, on Sept. 11, 2005 at the UMBC Invitational. Jessica Young got UMBC on the board right out of the gates, scoring 1:05 into the game. Kelly Fiorani also scored before halftime, and Amanda DiCarlo posted the Retrievers’ final insurance goal late in the second period.
On the Wildcats:
Last Time vs. the Wildcats:
Moving Up the Ranks: With her goal against Stetson, junior forward Jessica Young moved into a tie with Kasy Kruger (1992-95) for fifth place all-time at UMBC with 23 career goals scored. She also took sole possession of seventh place on the Retrievers’ list for career points with 52.
1. Denise Schilte 55
2. Erin Lesh 35
4. Kristen Einarson 25
5. Kasy Kruger 23
Jessica Young 23
7. Shannon Bagrosky 20
Kathy Zonis 20
1. Denise Schilte 148
2. Erin Lesh 87
3. Kasy Kruger 82
5. Kristen Einarson 63
6. Theresa Rosbert 55
7. Jessica Young 52
8. Shannon Bagrosky 50
9. Ruth Higgins 49
Beasts in the America East: Junior forward Jessica Young is tied for the league lead in goals (5) and ranks second in the America East in points (11), goals per game (0.62) and points per game (1.38) She also ranks fifth in shots (20) and is tied for fifth in shots per game (2.50). Senior midfielder Mary Hearin is tied for fourth in the conference in goals (3), sixth in points (6) and goals per game (0.38) and ninth in points per game (0.75). In addition, sophomore goalie Christine Bacinski ranks third in the league in goals-against average (1.00) and fourth in saves per game (5.25).
As a team, the Retrievers rank third in the America East in goals (12) and goals per game (1.50), fifth in points (27) and points per game (3.38) and third in saves (55) and saves per game (6.88).
Goalies Galore: Three goalies – sophomores Christine Bacinski and Catie Bukowski and senior Robin Babaris – have each started multiple games between the pipes for UMBC. Bacinski has seen the most action (four games, three starts, 270:00) and put up the best numbers (1.00 GAA, 3 GA, 21 saves). Bukowski, last year’s starter, has also played in four games and started three (241:26), posting a 2.61 GAA with 14 saves and seven goals allowed. Babaris missed the entire 2005 campaign with a torn ACL but was a three-year starter prior to her injury. She has played in three games and started two (209:53) and posted a 2.57 GAA with 19 saves and six goals allowed.
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