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Women’s Soccer Looks for First America East Win vs. New Hampshire, at Maine
Freshman forward Sandra Vacarino and the Retrievers host New Hampshire on Thursday.
BALTIMORE- After a five-game road trip, the UMBC women’s soccer team (1-7-2, 0-1-0) returns home to host America East rival New Hampshire on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium. The Retrievers then travel to Maine on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Looking Back: The Retrievers lost the America East opener at Stony Brook, 3-0, on Sunday, Sept. 30 in Stony Brook, N.Y. Junior goalkeeper Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) made four saves in net for the Retrievers, while freshman forward Ashley Singer (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) attempted four of UMBC’s five shots.
On the Wildcats: New Hampshire snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating Binghamton 2-1 in its America East opener. Seniors Adriana Gonzalez-Medina and Marianne Rivard scored second-half goals for the Wildcats. Junior Michelle Sheehan and Caitlin Whelan lead New Hampshire with five goals each. The Wildcats were picked to finish in a tie for fourth place in the America East preseason poll.
Last time vs. the Wildcats: The Retrievers lost, 1-0, to New Hampshire on Sept. 24, 2006, in Durham, N.H. Michelle Sheehan scored in the 54th minute for the game’s only goal.
All-Time vs. the Wildcats: The Retrievers are 1-3-0 all-time against New Hampshire dating back to 2003, when UMBC entered the America East.
On the Black Bears: Maine opened America East play with a 4-0 victory over Albany on Sept. 30 in Albany, N.Y. Sophomore Laura Martel scored two goals against the Great Danes and leads the Black Bears with four goals on the season. Martel was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23. The Black Bears were picked third in the America East preseason poll.
Last time vs. the Black Bears: The Retrievers lost at home to Maine, 3-0, on Oct. 22, 2006.
All-Time vs. the Black Bears: The Retrievers are 0-5-0 all-time against Maine dating back to 2003, when UMBC entered the America East.
Beasts in the America East: Junior goalkeeper Catie Bukowski is seventh in the America East in saves (30). She is also eighth in goals against average (1.30) and save percentage (.789). Freshman forward Ashley Singer is tied for fifth in goals (3) is tied for eighth in points (6).
As a team, the Retrievers rank second in shots (138) and fourth in goals (10) and are tied for fourth in points (27).
Fabulous Freshmen: Nine out of the 10 Retriever goals this season have been scored by freshmen. Forward Ashley Singer leads the team with three goals. Forwards Sandra Vacarino (Mantua, N.J./Clearview Regional) and midfielder Caitlyn Slattery (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport) have each scored twice, while forward Meagan Rivera (Fairport, N.Y./Penfield) and defender Morgan Warrington (Magnolia, Del./St. Thomas More Academy) have added one apiece.
Moving Up the Ranks: Senior forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) ranks fifth all-time at UMBC with 23 career goals . She is also tied for sixth all-time with 55 career points.
1. Denise Schilte 55
2. Erin Lesh 35
3. Missy Moore 28
4. Kristen Einarson 25
5. Jessica Young 24
1. Denise Schilte 148
2. Erin Lesh 87
3. Kasy Kruger 82
4. Missy Moore 65
5. Kristen Einarson 63
6. Theresa Rosbert 55
Jessica Young 55