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Women’s Soccer Readies for D.C. Invitational This Weekend
Kali Schwartz has taken a team-high four shots this season.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s soccer team (0-2-0) heads down Interstate-95 in search of its first victory of the season this weekend at the D.C. Invitational. The Retrievers will take on host
Last Time Out: The Retrievers dropped their first two games of the season last weekend, falling to Bucknell in the home opener, 3-0, on Aug. 22, and on the road to Villanova, 7-0. Both opponents are ranked in the top 20 in the region by Soccer Buzz Magazine. Senior goalie Christine Bacinski (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales) recorded four saves against the Bison, while freshman keeper Mo Van Vlerah (Boyds, Md./Northwest) stopped six shots against the Wildcats in her first collegiate action.
Dawg Bites: Senior back Kali Schwartz (Congers, N.Y./Clarkstown South) has taken half of the Retrievers eight shots on the season… The Retrievers’ top four goal scorers from last season were all freshmen, led by forward Ashley Singer (4g, 8pts) and back Morgan Warrington (3g, 7pts)… UMBC returns 69 percent of its offense (11 of 16 goals) from 2007… Schwartz and senior midfielder Amy Morrison (Crofton, Md./
The Series: The Hoyas hold a 2-0-0 lead in the all-time series with the Retrievers. The teams have not met since Sept. 17, 2001, a 3-1 victory for visiting
Eagle Bits: American (0-1-0) dropped its season opener, 2-1, to
The Series: American leads the all-time series against UMBC, 8-2-2. The teams played every year from 1990-96. The Retrievers and Eagles last met on Sept. 2, 2005, a 2-1 victory for visiting American.