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Women’s Soccer Concludes Road Trip at Binghamton
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s soccer concludes its three-game road trip on Thursday, Oct. 3 when it continues America East action at Binghamton. Game time is set for 6 p.m. at Bearcats Sports Complex, with live action and stats available at www.UMBCRetrievers.com.
The Retrievers (5-4-2, 0-1-0 AE) have dropped back-to-back contests for the first time this season, after falling on Sunday in their America East opener at Maine. The Black Bears’ Alex Abrahams struck for the game-winning goal with 3:03 remaining in regulation en route to a 2-1 victory.
Sophomore back Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) and junior back Melissa Hummel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) connected for a score for the second time this season on Sunday against Maine. Walcott is third on the team in points in 2013, while red-shirt junior Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) and junior Lilly Rydon (Stirling, South Australia/Concordia College) have each added a team-best six points.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) has seen all the action in net for the Retrievers. Kadet, who became the program’s all-time leader in saves (348), is allowing 0.95 goals per game on the season.
Binghamton (5-3-2, 0-0-1 AE) opened up America East action with a 0-0 tie against New Hampshire on Sunday. The Bearcats have not surrendered a goal in their last 180 minutes of action and rank second in the conference in goals allowed (0.80 goals per game).
Sophomore forward Stephani Church has come off the bench in seven of 10 games to lead the squad with three goals and seven points on the season, both ranking in the top-5 of the league. Sophomore midfielder Rebecca Raber has chipped in five points on one goal and three assists.
Senior goalkeeper Carrie Martin has started all 10 games for the Bearcats this season, with junior Gaby Gold and senior Stephanie Speirs each having seen action in 2013. Martin has tallied 30 saves and is surrendering 0.76 goals per contest.
Inside the Series
-UMBC is winless in 11 all-time meetings versus Binghamton. The Retrievers’ two ties have come on the Bearcats home field.