BALTIMORE – The women's lacrosse team hits the road for the first time in nearly a month to take on the Drexel Dragons at Vidas Field. Game time is set for 4 p.m. Follow the action via live stats at www.umbcretrievers.com. Fans can also follow via the women's lacrosse program's Twitter feed (@UMBC_WLax). Access is also available via UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website.
Scouting the Retrievers (3-2)
- The Retrievers ended a four-game home stand with a 19-9 loss to Temple University this past Saturday. Prior to the loss, UMBC was on a three-game win streak, with victories over VCU, American and George Washington University.
- Through their first five games the offense is averaging 12.8 goals per game, a promising increase when compared to the 7.8 goals per game average through the first five games of last season.
- Three Retrievers have reached double-digits in goals already this season, and four Retrievers have hit double-digit point totals.
- Two attackers, sophomore Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and junior Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) have been the life of the offense. Jamison has a team-high 22 points (16 goals, six assists) while Nolan has netted a dozen goals and dished out a half-dozen helpers.
- At midfield, sophomore Marissa Davey and junior Jennie Milligan have produced with efficiency, as they have scored 10 and eight goals, respectively.
- Junior goalkeeper Ashley Peacock (Crofton, Md./Elizabeth Seton/Louisville) had her toughest outing as a Retriever on Saturday. Peacock and the defense let in a season-high 19 goals, and the keeper made only eight saves. Despite the down day, Peacock is allowing just over 10 goals per game with a 47.1 save percentage.
Scouting the Dragons (5-1)
- Drexel used a second-half surge to overcome Villanova, 9-8, last Saturday. Senior midfielder Emily Duffey led the charge with four goals. The Mount Laurel, N.J., native has scored a team-best 14 goals this season.
- Junior goalkeeper Carlee Ries has a 6.31 goals against average in six starts for the Dragons. The Forest Hill, Md., native made just three appearances in her sophomore season, and her only stat was a save in the Retrievers and Dragons' meeting last year.
Inside the Series
- The Retrievers beat the Dragons, 17-10, last season at UMBC Stadium, and leads the all-times series, 9-5.
- The home team has come out on top since renewing the series in 2012, with the Retrievers getting the victory in 2013 and 2015, and the Dragons winning in 2012 and 2014.