BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse has won five of its last six contests heading in America East action against Binghamton on Saturday, March 21. The Retrievers will close out a three-game home swing at noon at UMBC Stadium, with all the live action available on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East Digital Network.
UMBC STADIUM PROMOTION:
-Rocking like a Retriever pre-game live music.
-Dads and Daughters Day, 2 tickets, 2 hot dogs, 2 drinks for $8.
-Walk the field for kids, 8th grade and younger.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (5-3):
-UMBC has won five of its last six contests, including a dramatic come-from-behind 12-11 victory versus Manhattan on Saturday, March 14. Sophomore Jennie Milligan led the charge for the Retrievers with five points on the afternoon, but it was senior Abby Wilson that netted her league-leading third game-winner of the season to guide UMBC to victory.
-Milligan, Wilson and red-shirt sophomore Sam Nolan have combined for 24 points in the last three games for the Retrievers. Nolan posted a career-best seven-point effort versus Drexel and chipped in a pair of scores versus the Jaspers on Saturday. Wilson leads the squad and ranks fifth in the league in goals per game (2.25). She has totaled 25 points on the season, eighth in the conference. Milligan has chipped in a career-best 10 goals on the season.
-Freshman Caitlin Miller leads the team and ranks 11th in the country in draw controls per game, pulling in 5.0 draws per game. Miller has added in one goal, one assist, four caused turnovers and 13 ground balls. Junior Megan Flock has added in 13 ground balls and 12 draw controls, second on the team.
-Rookie goalkeeper Kelsey Major has started the last six games in net and posted an 8.58 goals against average, 27th in the nation, but it was sophomore Kelly Gielner that picked up her first victory of the season versus the Jaspers, tallying three saves on the day.
SCOUTING THE BEARCATS (3-4):
-Binghamton has lost three in a row, including a 12-3 loss to Siena on Tuesday. Freshman goalkeeper Emma Jehle stopped eight shots, while surrendering four goals.
-Sophomore Brianne Arthur leads the teams with 12 points on eight goals and four assists. Junior Sophia Racciatti has registered a team-best nine goals, while chipping in a pair of assists. Sophomore Valerie DeNapoli ranks fifth in the America East in draw controls per game (2.57).
-Jehle and junior Erin McNulty have both seen time in net on the season. McNulty has posted a 3-4 record in net with 50 saves on the campaign.
INSIDE THE SERIES:
-UMBC has won in 10 of 11 matchups against Binghamton. The Bearcats picked up their only victory in the series in last year's season finale, edging out the Retrievers, 8-7, on BU's home field.
-The Dawgs outscored the Bearcats, 6-2, in the second half last season, but the Retrievers were unable to overcome a five-goal first-half deficit.
UP NEXT: The Retrievers hit the road for America East action on Saturday, March 28 when UMBC takes on Vermont at 11 a.m. at Virtue Field.