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Womenís Soccer Continues Road Swing Over the Weekend
BALTIMORE Ė The UMBC womenís soccer team continues its four-game road trip with a pair of games over the weekend, traveling to Saint Peterís on Friday, Aug. 31 for a 4 p.m. kickoff at Jaroschak Field. UMBC concludes Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Long Island, when it takes on the Blackbirds at 1 p.m. at LIU Field.
The Retrievers (0-3-1) dropped its latest contest, 1-0, to Drexel on Monday. Junior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) tabbed nine saves in the contest, including seven in the second half, but it was not enough as DUís Lauren Stoller picked up her first collegiate goal for the game-winner.
Kadet, who entered the week ranked first in the America East in saves (22) and saves per game (7.33), has totaled 31 stops through four games.
The Peacocks (1-3) fell for the third time in their first four matches to begin the 2012 season, including a 5-2 loss to Wagner on Monday. Saint Peterís recorded 16 shots in the contest, the most by the team since Oct. 31, 2010, however, the Seahawks tallied 21 shots, placing 11 on goal and five reaching the back of the net.
Senior midfielder Jamie Lisanti accounted for both of the Peacocks goals on Monday. She is tied with junior forward Emily Fenice for a team-best four points on the season. Goalkeeper Caitlin Hoffer has seen all the action between the pipes for Saint Peterís, tallying 34 saves.
The Blackbirds (0-3) welcome the Retrievers for LIUís home-opener on Sunday, following a pair of 2-0 losses to Colorado and Denver at the Omni Hotels Soccer Classic last weekend. Long Island has been shutout in each of its first three contests this season.
Senior Jennifer Bannon and junior Jessica Sexton have each seen action between the pipes in 2012 for Long Island. Bannon has started all three games, while Sexton made her only appearance in the Blackbirds latest contest against Denver, coming in relief of Bannon following halftime.