Email This Page
Retrievers Host George Mason in Non-Conference Women’s Soccer Action Wednesday
Erin Johnson returned to the Retriever lineup last week and made several key defensive plays.
Last Time Out: The Retrievers lost a late-game lead to
On the Patriots: George Mason is 3-2-1 on the season after a 7-0 victory over VMI last Wednesday. Senior midfielder Omolyn Davis, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week, was named to the Hermann Award Watch List, as well as the preseason All-CAA Team. She leads her team with four goals and four assists for a CAA-best 12 points on the season. The Patriots’ offense is well-distributed, as seven different players have accounted for the team’s 12 goals. Goalie Alex Bodenschatz has seen the majority of the minutes between the pipes for George Mason and has posted a 1.07 goals-against average and a .762 save percentage.
Inside the Series: UMBC is in search of its first win against George Mason in the teams’ third all-time meeting. Last season, the Patriots outshot the Retrievers, 34-3, in a 4-0 victory in
Retrievers Honored: Savage was named America East Rookie of the Week on Monday after scoring her first career goal against the Blue Hens last week. She is UMBC’s first women’s soccer rookie of the week since Danielle Kell on Sept. 28, 2008. In addition, this marks the first time since 2007 that two Retrievers have been honored with America East weekly women’s soccer awards in the same year, as senior midfielder Sandra Vacarino (Mantua, N.J./Clearview Regional) was tabbed the conference’s Player of the Week on Aug. 23 after scoring a league-high three points during the first week of the season. She was UMBC’s first women’s soccer player of the week since Jessica Young earned the honor on Sept. 11, 2006, and she is just the fourth Retriever to win the award in UMBC’s eight seasons in the America East.
Saving the Day: Kadet has been stellar in her first four collegiate games, as she leads the America East with 7.4 saves per game – 1.69 more than any other player in the conference – and she ranks second in saves (37) and third in save percentage (.784) and GAA (1.53) in 470 minutes of action. Kadet recorded 11 saves in her debut at Drexel on Aug. 22, the most by a Retriever rookie since Megan Smart stopped 12 shots against Navy on Sept. 3, 1997. After not playing in the season opener, she has tallied ever minute since.
Spreading the Wealth: UMBC’s six goals this season have been scored by six different players: Vacarino, Kopytko, Savage, senior back Christine Sadowski (
Vacarino Vanquishes: UMBC’s active career scoring leader with seven goals and 18 points, Vacarino has tallied five goals and three assists in her last 13 games dating to Oct. 4, 2009, after registering just two scores and one assist over her first 44 collegiate contests.
Freshman Connection: Three rookies teamed up for UMBC’s fourth goal against
First Time for Everything: McGuinness and Edgar both scored their first career goals against
Dawg Bites: UMBC’s win over
Follow the Retrievers: Follow UMBC Athletics on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news, photos, videos and more from all your favorite Retriever teams. Be sure to check out the women’s soccer team on both Facebook and Twitter, as well. Other ways to keep up with the Retrievers include the UMBC Dawg Blog, YouTube and E-newsletters.