BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's soccer team returns home on Sunday, Oct. 5 when it takes on Stony Brook in a rematch of the 2013 America East title game. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park. All the live action is available, free of charge, at UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
Retriever Soccer Park Promotions
-Camp Day – wear your UMBC camp t-shirt and get into the game free with a paying adult.
-Ellicott City Soctoberfest – Join Ellicott City SC and enter a free raffle for a $50 gift card to Ellicott City's Sports Restaurant, The Diamondback Tavern.
-Lot 17 scarves will be available for a $10 discounted price at the UMBC Sports Marketing table along with some other fun black and gold giveaways.
Scouting the Retrievers (8-3-0, 0-1-0 AEC)
-UMBC snapped a three-game win streak by dropping its 2014 America East opener against Vermont on Thursday afternoon. The Retrievers let the Catamounts take a 2-0 lead before senior midfielder Lilly Rydon (Adelaide, South Australia/Concordia College) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season, but UMBC was unable to complete the comeback.
-Freshman forward Lisa Nanov (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) is the reigning America East and ECAC Rookie of the Week after a four-point effort last week. Nanov registered her seventh point in the last four games with an assist on Rydon's goal versus the Catamounts, the fourth time this season the duo has connected for a score. Nanov leads the conference (0.63) and entered the week 24th in Division I in assists per game.
-Junior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) allowed her first goal in 367 consecutive minutes of play in the loss on Thursday, snapping a streak of three straight blank sheets from the Maryland native. Nance entered the week 23rd in the nation in save percentage (.872) and 28th in goals against average (.611).
-The Retrievers' program-record eight non-conference wins and an 8-2 record heading into America East play put UMBC back into the top-10 of the NSCAA/Continental Tire Northeast Region Poll at No. 10. The Retrievers ranked as high as No. 6 in the Northeast region back on Sept. 2, but fell out of the top-10 following a loss to Saint Joseph's.
Scouting the Seawolves (3-8-0, 0-2-0 AEC)
-Stony Brook has dropped five of its last six contests, including its first two America East contests of the season. The Seawolves were last season's regular-season co-champions with the Retrievers.
-SBU is coming off a 1-0 home loss to Maine on Thursday, despite holding a 15-10 shots advantage in the contest.
-The Seawolves are paced offensively by a pair of third-yard plays in Raven Edwards and Tessa Devereaux. Edwards, a red-shirt sophomore forward, has punched home a team-best four goals, while Devereaux, a junior midfielder, has dished out five helpers to go with one goal.
Inside the Series
-Stony Brook holds the all-time series record at 9-5-1, but UMBC is unbeaten in its last three matchups versus the Seawolves, including a pair of double-overtime contests.
-Last season, UMBC defeated Stony brook in the regular season matchup, 2-1, as well as a 2-1 victory in the America East Tournament Finals.