BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer continues America East action on Sunday, Oct. 12 when the Retrievers host Maine in a Homecoming matinee. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park. Live action is available at UMBCRetrievers.com, courtesy of the America East digital network.
Retriever Soccer Park Promotions
-Alumni Day - Meet the UMBC women's soccer players from years past.
-Fight in Pink Game - purchase your pink t-shirt from the UMBC women's soccer team to support breast cancer awareness, with all the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen fund.
-Homecoming Weekend Athletics wrap-up game.
-Win a jumbo PINK Under Armour decal and pink UA hairbands by participating in our halftime contest.
Scouting the Retrievers (8-3-2, 0-1-2 AEC)
-After its first three matches of America East competition, the Retrievers have posted a 0-1-2 mark in league play, coming off a scoreless double-overtime draw at New Hampshire on Thursday. Junior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park)posted a career high 11 saves during the game. With Nance's high level play the Retrievers remain first in the conference in shutouts (six) and goals allowed (0.67).
-Senior midfielders Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) and Lilly Rydon (Adelaide, South Australia/Concordia College), along with freshman forward Lisa Nanov (Mechanicsburg, Md./Cumberland Valley) have each contributed double-digit points on the season. These three have keyed the Retrievers rank of second in the league in points (68), goals (23) and assists (22). Brown's 14 points show her impact across the board, with five goals and four assists, fourth in the America East. Rydon has found the back of the net six times this season leading the Retrievers, and placing her fourth in the league. Nanov ranks 18th in the nation with her team-leading seven assists, enough for first place in the conference.
-Nance ranks in the top-40 in Division I in goals against average (0.68) and save percentage (0.864). The junior has posted six shutouts on the season and has totaled 57 saves. She stands one shutout away from setting the UMBC single-season record.
Scouting the Black Bears (3-6-4, 1-0-3 AEC)
-Maine is coming off a 1-1 draw against Vermont on Thursday. The Black Bears are undefeated in conference play thus far, having allowed their league opponents to only one goal.
-The Black Bears rank last in the league in many offensive categories, including shots (125), goals (eight), and points (22). Junior Charlene Achille leads the team in scoring with five goals on the season, including the lone goal versus the Catamounts.
-Netminder Claudia Dube-Trempe is the only player ahead of UMBC's Nance in the league in save percentage (0.859) and ranks second in the conference for goals against average (0.830).
Inside the Series
-Maine leads the all-time series, 10-1-1, but the series is an even 1-1-1 in the last three meetings at Retriever Soccer Park.
-Five of the last six meetings between the Retrievers and the Black Bears have been decided by one goal.