UPDATE: Women's Lacrosse Home Opener Against The Mount Pushed Back to Thursday

Photo by Jack Miller
Photo by Jack Miller

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Due to the inclement weather in the area, the UMBC women's lacrosse home opener against Mount St. Mary's will now be played on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.

Please continue to follow UMBC Women's Lacrosse (@UMBC_WLacrosse) for any additional updates regarding the game.

DAWG BITES

-The Retrievers are off to a 2-0 start on the season, most recently defeating VCU, 11-8 on Saturday, Feb. 16.

-The Retrievers took an early 5-0 lead with 12:41 remaining in the first half, as Lauren McDonald scored twice, once off an assist from Lily Kennedy, along with Grayson Corbett, Zoë Pekins, and Payton Van Kirk.

-The Rams stopped the run at the 11:46 mark, bringing the score to 5-1 before Catherine Sims added another tally off a feed from Kennedy. VCU added another two before halftime to cut the deficit to 6-3.

-Out of the break, the Rams scored just 17 seconds into the period to close the Retrievers' lead to 6-4. VCU would add a second goal ten minutes later to cut the lead down to 6-5.

-Kennedy gave UMBC a little breathing room as she found the net at the 16:47 mark before VCU added another goal to close the gap back down to 7-6.

-McDonald and Van Kirk each scored again, thanks to assists from freshman Rachel Ridgley, before Pekins added one more to extend UMBC's lead to 10-6 with 8:34 remaining to play.

-VCU ended UMBC's scoring run with 6:35 on the clock. Sims would score her second of the game with 1:46 left to play to give the Retrievers the 11-7 lead before the Rams scored with just three seconds remaining.

 

TOP DAWG

-Senior goalkeeper Carly Tolino was named America East Defensive Player of the Week after her two stellar performances in net. Tolino opened the season with a career-high 17 save effort against American, followed by an 11-save game against VCU.

 

GET TO KNOW: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers

-The Mount opened its season with a 20-2 victory over Presbyterian on February 9. It was the team's largest margin of victory since an 18-0 shutout over Delaware State in 2013.

-Seven different Mountaineers scored in the victory, including a five-point performance from Kate Kinsella (4g, 1a). Carly Miller and Alayna Pagnotta each registered two goals and two assists on the day.

-In goal, Jillian Petito shutout Presbyterian in the first half and made one save. Amber Ryan stopped two shots while playing in relief.

-Petito, the reigning NEC Defensive Player of the Year, returns for her senior year in the net after leading the nation in save percentage (.563), third in goals against average (8.53), and seventh in saves per game (11.12). Lauren Skellchock was named NEC Coach of the Year after her squad posted a 10-win season, the most since 2007,  and made a appearance in their second NEC Tournament.

-Former UMBC standout Sam Nolan is currently an assistant coach for the Mountaineers. The two-time America East first-team selection, who was hired by The Mount in August 2018 after a year at La Salle, finished her five-year career at UMBC as the program's all-time leader in assists with 73 and ranked third in career points (190).

 

THE SERIES

-The two teams have met 17 times before, with the Retrievers holding a 16-1 advantage over the Mountaineers, including a seven-game winning streak.

-Last season, UMBC led 5-1 at halftime, but The Mount battled back to tie the game up at 8-8 with 2:03 remaining in the game. With 35 seconds left on the clock, Sara Moeller netted the game-winning goal to take a 9-8 victory.