BALTIMORE – Retriever Soccer Park is set to host a pair of women's soccer Battle of Baltimore contests on Friday, Sept. 11. UMBC welcomes Mount St. Mary's and Towson, who meet in a 5 p.m. matchup before the Retrievers take on Loyola in the night-cap at 7:30 p.m. All the live action is available, free of charge, on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
The Retrievers close out the Battle of Baltimore weekend with a trip to Emmitsburg, Md. for a matchup against Mount St. Mary's at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Waldron Family Stadium.
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Scouting the Retrievers (1-4-1)
-UMBC has gotten some bad bounces earlier in its 2015 campaign, with all six contests being decided by a combined five goals. The Retrievers have played a trio of double-overtime contests, which included the Dawgs surrendering a game-tying goal with two seconds remaining in regulation versus George Mason and most recently featured UMBC conceding a game-winning goal with 45 seconds left in the second overtime in Sunday's matchup versus UNC Wilmington.
-The Retrievers look to bounce back from an 0-2 weekend at the George Mason Tournament. UMBC has had five different players reach the back of the net on the season, paced by sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer's (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest) career-best four scores, ranking second in the league. Red-shirt junior Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) earned All-Tournament Team honors over the weekend and leads the America East in assists (three).
-Senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) faced 43 shots over the weekend and combined for 14 of her 21 stops on the season. Nance has started all six games in net for the Retrievers and ranks 10th in the nation in goalkeeper minutes (594:18).
Scouting the Greyhounds (1-4-0)
-Loyola dropped its first four games of the season before picking up a 2-1 victory against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday. The Greyhounds were led by a pair of upperclassmen in senior forward Rosy Hayes and junior forward Jess Soldiviero, who each registered scores in the victory. Hayes paces the Greyhounds' offense with a pair of goals on the season, including the game-winner versus the Red Flash.
-Graduate goalkeeper Colleen Folan has seen a majority of action in net for Loyola, tallying 25 saves and holding a 2.19 goals against average.
Scouting the Mountaineers (0-6-0)
-Mount St. Mary's fell in each of its first six games of the season, with three being decided by one goal. The Mount is coming off a 3-0 loss at Penn on Sunday, despite a combined 16 saves between their two goalkeepers. MSM has used three goalkeepers in its first six games, with all three earning a start on the young season.
-Senior midfielder Emma Blair leads the team offensively with two of the squad's four goals. Freshmen Jenna West and Nikki Pinto have also reached the back of the net for the Mountaineers.
Scouting the Tigers (3-2-1)
-After going its first three games without a victory, Towson has won three straight games. The Tigers picked up their third consecutive shutout win by defeating Iona, 1-0, on Sunday. Junior forward Natalia Pinkey registered her team-leading third goal of the season, her second game-winner, in the win versus the Gaels.
-Goalkeeper Taylor Sebolao has seen all the action in net for the Tigers. The junior has registered 44 saves on the season and is allowing 0.67 goals per game.
Inside the Series
-UMBC and Loyola are tied in the all-time series (4-4-3), with three of the last five meetings going into overtime. Over the past two seasons, the Retrievers have posted a 1-0-1 record against the Greyhounds, including a 3-2 victory at Retriever Soccer Park last season.
-UMBC holds a 13-2 lead in the all-time series against Mount St. Mary's. Most recently, the Retrievers defeated the Mount, 6-0, in last season's Battle of Baltimore at Loyola on Sept. 12.