Women’s Lacrosse Faces #1 Stony Brook in Final Road Test of the Season

Photo by Jack Miller
Photo by Jack Miller

BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's lacrosse team will play its final road contest of the season as the Retrievers head to Stony Brook to face the #1 Seawolves on Saturday, April 21. The opening draw is set for 3 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (10-5, 2-3 America East)

UMBC picked up an America East victory and snapped a two-game losing streak last weekend after defeating the Vermont Catamounts, 16-14.

After trailing 8-7 at the half, the Retrievers used a hot offensive hand to take down the Catamounts. Vermont led 10-7 before UMBC scored three straight to tie the game up at 10-all.

After the Catamounts took an 11-10 lead with 20:28 remaining in the game, the Retrievers used a four-goal run to take a 14-11 lead.

Senior Carolyn Jamison led the team with six points four goal and two assists, followed by junior Payton Van Kirk with five points (5g).

In goal, senior Kelsey Major played 41:36 in goal and making three saves. Junior Carly Tolino also saw action in net.

On the season, Jamison has 52 goals off 35 goals and 17 assists. The senior currently ranks second in program history in points (204), third in goals (147), and is tied for fifth in assists (57). Senior Caitlin Miller currently has 76 draw controls and needs two to tie the program record.

SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES (14-0, 5-0 America East)

Stony Brook enters the contest as the nation's number one team for the eighth-straight week in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Inside Lacrosse Cascade Women's Division I polls. The Seawolves are one of two undefeated teams in the nation at 14-0 and are currently unbeaten in America East play.

Stony Brook currently ranks first in the nation in assists per game (11.07), points per game (28.36), and scoring defense (6.07). The Seawolves also are second in the country in scoring offense, averaging 17.29 goals per contest.

Senior Kylie Ohlmiller is one of the nation's top players, ranking in the top five in assists (third, 43), assists per game (second, 3.07), free position percentage (third, 75.0), goals (fourth, 60), goals per game (third, 4.29), points (first, 103), and points per game (first, 7.36).

Ohlmiller is the NCAA's active career leader in points with 444 and two points away from becoming the NCAA all-time points leader. Ohlmiller also is the current leader with 220 assists and needs just five to become the NCAA all-time leader.

INSIDE THE SERIES

Stony Brook and UMBC are tied in the series at 8-all, but the Seawolves are on an eight-game winning streak.

Last season, Stony Brook picked up a 19-8 victory over UMBC. After a scoreless eight minutes of the first half, the Seawolves opened a four-goal run before McDonald scored off a feed from Jamison to end the spurt. Stony Brook ended the first half on a 7-2 run to take an 11-3 lead into the intermission.

McDonald scored two goals in the first three minutes of the second half, closing Stony Brook's lead to 12-5. But the Seawolves would control most of the second period, ending the game on a three-goal spurt.