BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer travels to American on Sunday, Aug. 30 for a noon matchup at Reeves Field. Live action can be found on UMBCRetrievers.com.
Scouting the Retrievers (0-2-1)
-UMBC is coming off of back-to-back double-overtime contests and has come away with both without a victory. The Retrievers eliminated a one-goal first-half deficit on Friday night against George Mason with a pair of second-half goals to lead, 2-1, but UMBC was unable to hang on as a goal with two seconds remaining in regulation from the Patriots sent the game into overtime. GMU picked up the 3-2 victory in the second overtime.
-Sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) has registered a goal in each of the first three games to lead the team with three scores. Senior midfielder Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) added her first score of the year in the contest against the Patriots. All five of the Retrievers scores on the year have come for UMBC's midfield, despite it being the most inexperienced position for the Dawgs this season.
-After tying for second in the conference last season, the Retrievers, who welcome eight newcomers to their roster in 2015, were picked to finish in third in the annual America East Preseason Coaches' Poll. Fourth-year head coach Leslie Wray has registered a 25-10-5 record over the last two seasons with the Retrievers, but UMBC returns just four starters from last year's roster.
Scouting the Eagles (1-2-0)
-After dropping its first two contests of the season, American picked up its first victory of the season on Friday against Mount St. Mary's. The Eagles scored both of their goals in the final five minutes of the contest to pick up the win.
-Freshman forward Yari Bradfield and senior forward Kelly Donovan netted shots versus the Mount for the first goals of American's season.
-Seniors Charlene Belanger and Courtney Bembenek have each seen action in net for the Eagles thus far. Belanger started the first two games, but Bebenek registered the team's only victory. The duo has combined for 15 saves on the young season.
Inside the Series
-UMBC trails the all-time series, 5-12-2, but have won the last two matchups versus American, including a 3-0 victory last season.