Women's Lacrosse Hosts Albany Saturday at 3 p.m. in AE Showdown

Women's Lacrosse Hosts Albany Saturday at 3 p.m. in AE Showdown

BALTIMORE – The women's lacrosse team returns to UMBC Stadium to host the University at Albany this Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. The Retrievers hope to get back above .500 in America East conference play after beating UMass Lowell in their conference opener, 16-5, and then falling to Stony Brook, 17-5, this past Wednesday. UMBC has not lost back-to-back games this season. Follow all the action live via the free broadcast at americaeast.tv, live stats at umbcretrievers.com, or on Twitter @UMBC_WLax.

Scouting the Retrievers (7-4, 1-1 AEC)

  • Leading scorer Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) was kept out of the goal column in the Retrievers loss to Stony Brook for the first time this season. The sophomore leads the team with 38 goals and eight assists.
  • Attackers Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Payton Van Kirk (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) each got on the board twice in UMBC's last game. Nolan, a junior, plays the role of distributor for the Retrievers, but is a significant scoring threat in her own right with 28 goals this season. Van Kirk has netted nine goals and added two helpers in her freshman campaign.
  • Junior goalkeeper Ashley Peacock (Crofton, Md./Elizabeth Seton/Louisville) faced a tough assignment in net against the Seawolves on Wednesday, allowing seven goals and making two saves in 7:49 in net. Despite the down day, Peacock has a 48.4 save percentage and a 8.56 goals against average, and ranks third in the conference in both categories.

Scouting the Great Danes (6-3, 2-0 AEC)

  • The Great Danes have already faced and defeated two conference opponents, Binghamton and Vermont, by a combined score of 32-10. All three of Albany's losses this season have come against teams either receiving votes or inside the top-20. 
  • Dakotah Savitcheff has been the producer for the Great Danes this season with a team-leading 33 goals, and just a single assist. She currently ranks second in the America East in goals per game with 3.78.
  • Goalkeeper Courtney Henderson has started all nine games this season, and currently boasts a .471 save percentage while averaging 7.22 goals against.

Inside the Series

  • The Retrievers currently trail the Great Danes all-time, 9-6, and have not beaten Albany since 2012.
  • Last season, UMBC was out gunned in a 20-5 loss in Albany, N.Y.