Women’s Lacrosse Returns to Action at American Wednesday

Women’s Lacrosse Returns to Action at American Wednesday

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 24 when it travels to American for a 3 p.m. matchup at Jacobs Field.

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS:

-UMBC picked up its first win of the season on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, edging out Mount St. Mary's, 5-4, behind two goals from senior attacker Abby Wilson. Sophomore Jennie Milligan chipped in a three-point performance in the victory.

-Wilson paces the squad with six goals on the year, while red-shirt sophomore Sam Nolan has also totaled six points on four assists and two goals.

-UMBC is scoring 7.67 goals per game through three contests, but the Retrievers have connected on five of 17 free position attempts. Rookie Caitlin Miller has made her mark early, paces the squad and the league in draw controls with 4.33 per game, ranking 28th in Division I.

-Goalkeepers Kelly Gielner and Kelsey Major have each seen action in net on the year. Gielner has made a pair of starts and registered five stops, while Major picked up her first collegiate victory versus Mount St. Mary's and ranks sixth in the nation in goals against average (4.89).

SCOUTING THE EAGLES:

-American opened the season with three straight road matchups and posted a 1-2 record during the stretch. The Eagles have dropped back-to-back contests by a total of two goals since opening the season with a 16-12 victory against Wagner. Despite sophomore midfielder Madison Hoon recording her third straight hat trick on Saturday, American fell, 5-4, to Richmond in its latest contest.

-Hoon and junior midfielder Olivia Mangan have each tallied 11 points on the season. Hoon leads the team in goals (11) and draw controls (16), while Mangan paces the team in assists (seven) and ground balls (eight).

-Rookie goalkeeper Rose Redfoot has seen all the action in net for the Eagles. The freshman has tallied 26 saves and is allowing 9.24 goals per game.

INSIDE THE SERIES:

-The Retrievers hold a 15-2 advantage in the all-time series and have won 10 straight contests.

-Last season, UMBC defeated American in double-overtime at UMBC Stadium behind a score from Mackenzie Reese with 13 seconds remaining. Alyssa Semones paced the Retrievers with a hat trick in the victory.

UP NEXT: UMBC returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 25, with a matchup at High Point.