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Women’s Soccer Opens America East Play at Maine Sunday
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s soccer team (0-6-1) heads north this weekend to take on America East rival Maine (3-3-1) Sunday afternoon in the conference opener for both teams. Kick-off from Alumni Field is set for 12 p.m.
Last Time Out: VMI midfielder Amanda Berrios scored less than four minutes into the overtime period to give the visiting Keydets a 1-0 victory over the Retrievers Thursday evening. UMBC sophomore goalie Mo Van Vlerah (
On the Black Bears:
Last Time vs.
The Series: Last season’s victory marked the first time in seven meetings that UMBC defeated
Saving the Day: Van Vlerah is tied for the league lead with 7.57 saves per game and ranks fourth with 53 saves on the season. She stopped a career-high 14 shots at George Mason on Tuesday, besting her 10-save effort in the previous game against George Washington. Van Vlerah has played every minute between the pipes for the Retrievers.
Extra, Extra: The Retrievers’ double-overtime tie with George Washington on Friday was their first overtime game since Oct. 7, 2007, at
Underclassmen on Top: With freshman midfielder Katie Gitlin’s (Owings, Md./Northern) goal against George Washington last Friday, 26 of UMBC’s 29 goals since 2007 have been scored by underclassmen, including 18 by freshmen.
Up Next: The Retrievers return home to host Penn Quakers under the lights at UMBC Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.