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Women’s Soccer: Retrievers Host Towson, Elon This Weekend to Kick Off Season
Junior captain Kali Schwartz and the Retrievers open their season Friday at home against Towson.
The UMBC women’s soccer team opens its regular season at home this weekend against
Looking back: The Retrievers went 4-13-1 last season, including 0-8-0 in America East play. Senior forward Jessica Young led the team with five goals. She is now tied for fifth all-time with 23 career goals and seventh all-time with 52 career points. Junior midfielder Kali Schwartz was second on the team with four goals. The Retrievers lost both of their 2007 preseason exhibition games, 1-0, to American and George Washington.
On the Tigers:
Last time vs. the Tigers: The Retrievers have not faced the Tigers since Aug. 30, 2002, when
UMBC vs. Elon All-Time: This will be the first-ever meeting between the schools.
New Captains: Seniors midfielders Amy Morrison, Alexis Rogowsky and Morgan Sacchetti and junior midfielder Kali Schwartz have been named co-captains for the 2007 campaign.
The Wright Stuff: New assistant coach Nicci Wright recently helped lead the Washington Freedom to the W-League Championship, the highest women’s club championship in the nation. Wright played goalkeeper for the Freedom from 2003-06 and served as the goalkeepers’ coach during the team’s championship run. She started 38 games for the Canadian National Team from 1996-2003, including the 1999 Women’s World Cup team.