BALTIMORE – UMBC women's lacrosse looks to bounce back from its third one-goal loss of the season when it welcomes No. 20 Johns Hopkins to UMBC Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. All the live action will be available free of charge on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
UMBC STADIUM PROMOTION:
-Black out the Blue Jays. First 100 fans wearing black get a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich and black rally towel.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (6-4, 1-1 AE):
-UMBC fell for just the second time in the last eight games and dropped its third one-goal contest of the season in Saturday's 11-10 loss to Vermont in America East action. Sophomore Jennie Milligan led the way with her second hat trick in the last three games, while freshman Marissa Davey chipped in two goals and one assist.
-Milligan has 10 goals in the last four games and has registered a score in eight of her nine appearances on the season. After being held scoreless in her first four appearances of the season, Davey has scored in each of the last five games, including a season-best five goals in the Retrievers' 13-12 overtime win against Binghamton on March 21.
-Senior Abby Wilson extended her point streak to 15 games with an assist versus the Catamounts on Saturday. The veteran leads the team in goals (19), assists (nine) and points (28) on the season, whil also ranking eighth in the league in goals per game (1.90) and 10th in points per game (2.80).
-Freshman Caitlin Miller leads the team and ranks 10th in the country in draw controls per game, pulling in 5.3 draws per game.
-Rookie goalkeeper Kelsey Major has started eight of 10 games on the season and has registered 51 saves on the season. The freshman ranks 24th in Division I in goals against average (8.62).
SCOUTING THE BLUE JAYS (8-2):
-After dropping two of its first four contests of the season, No. 20 Johns Hopkins has won six straight matchups. The Blue Jays are coming off a three game home stand, which was concluded with a 15-5 victory against UC Davis on Saturday. Junior Jenna Reifler registered a career-best six points on four goals and two assists in the victory.
-Junior Dene' DiMartino leads the Blue Jays' offense that has six players with 10-plus goals and is averaging 12.4 goals per game. DiMartino has posted a team-best 21 goals and 27 points on the season. She also leads the team with 24 draw controls, while chipping in 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
-Senior KC Emerson has started all 10 games in net for JHU and has registered 50 saves on the year.
INSIDE THE SERIES:
-UMBC holds a 14-11-2 lead in the all-time series, but Johns Hopkins has won eight of the last 10 matchups.
-The Retrievers' last victory against Johns Hopkins came on April 25, 2012 on the Blue Jays' home field.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC returns to America East action on Saturday, April 4 when UMBC travels to New Hampshire.