BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse continues home action on Saturday, March 14 when it plays Manhattan in game two of a UMBC lacrosse doubleheader. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at UMBC Stadium, with all the live action available on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East Digital Network.
UMBC STADIUM PROMOTION:
-2 for 1 day! Tickets for the women's game are also valid for the men's game.
-Youth day, $10 special for Retriever Kids Club membership – one day only.
-Youth cool down fun run with the team.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (4-3):
-UMBC has won four of its last five games, including a convincing 17-10 victory against Drexel on Wednesday. The Retrievers' 17 goals marked a season-best and the most scores for the program since tallying 17 versus Binghamton on April 3, 2013. Red-shirt sophomore Sam Nolan led the Retrievers with a career-high seven points on five goals and two assists.
-Senior Abby Wilson and freshman Tianna Wallpher each contributed five points in the victory versus the Dragons, while rookie Caitlin Miller pulled down a season-best 12 draw controls. Wallpher finished Wednesday wither three goals, two assists, four caused turnovers and four ground balls.
-Wilson leads the team and ranks second in the league in goals (16) and eighth in the conference in points per game (3.14). Miller leads the league with 4.57 draw controls per game, totaling 32 draws on the year.
-Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Major has seen action in all seven games and has started the last five matchups. Major has tallied 40 stops and ranks third in the conference in saves percentage (48.8).
SCOUTING THE JASPERS (2-3):
-Manhattan snapped a three-game skid with a victory against America East Conference newcomer UMass Lowell on Sunday. The Jaspers were led in the 10-6 victory by senior Donna Jo DoNorcia's hat trick.
-DiNorcia leads the squad with 10 goals and 12 points on the year, while juniors Megan Yarusso and Kaitlyn Cunningham have each chipped in 10 points on the season.
-Senior goalkeeper Christina Fiorinelli has seen a majority of the action in net for the Jaspers, allowing 13.3 goals per game on the year. Fiorinelli has made 42 stops and has registered a 40.8 save percentage.
INSIDE THE SERIES:
-UMBC is unbeaten in three matchups against Manhattan.
-The last matchup between the two squads came on March 13, 2011 at UMBC Stadium, a 20-6 victory for the Retrievers.
UP NEXT: The Retrievers conclude a three-game home swing when they open up America East action against Binghamton on Saturday, March 21. Game is scheduled for noon at UMBC Stadium.