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Women’s Soccer Visits Loyola for Cross-Town Dog Fight
Freshman Jessy Brown has started all eight games for the Retrievers this season.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s soccer team (1-6-1) takes on cross-town rival Loyola (2-5-2) in the first match of the UMBC/Loyola soccer doubleheader Wednesday at 5 p.m. The second contest of the evening pits the Retriever men against the Greyhounds at 7 p.m. The Retrievers will look to bounce back after a tough 1-0 loss to American on Sunday.
Last Time Out: UMBC allowed a first-half goal to the Eagles on Sunday afternoon that proved to be the game-winner. Sophomore forward Rachel McKee (
On the Greyhounds: Loyola is led by sophomore striker Nicole Schiro and sophomore keeper Danielle Ippolito. Schiro, the reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, leads the Greyhounds with five goals and 11 points on the season, while Ippolito boasts an .821 save percentage in nine games. Loyola is 2-5-2 on the season, but has played a very formidable schedule thus far with several regionally ranked opponents. Loyola is the preseason favorite to win the MAAC after taking the league’s regular-season and tournament titles in 2009.
Inside the Series: The all-time series between the Retrievers and Greyhounds is even at 3-3-2, but Wednesday marks the teams’ first meeting since 2005, a 2-0 victory for host Loyola. UMBC has never won on the Greyhounds’ home field, posting an 0-2-2 record. The Retrievers’ last win occurred in 1994.
Up Next: The Retrievers open America East Conference play at
Youth Movement: Four Retriever freshmen have started at least six of UMBC’s eight games this season, including midfielder Jessy Brown (
Beasts in the
Top Dawgs: Savage was named America East Rookie of the Week last Monday after scoring her first career goal against
Dawg Bites: UMBC nine goals this season have been scored by eight different players… Vacarino is UMBC’s active career scoring leader with seven goals and 18 points… Kadet recorded 11 saves in her collegiate debut at Drexel on Aug. 22, the most by a Retriever rookie since Megan Smart stopped 12 shots against Navy on Sept. 3, 1997… UMBC’s win over
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