BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer closes out its 2015 non-conference slate on Thursday, Sept. 24 when the Retrievers host George Washington for a 7 p.m. matchup at Retriever Soccer Park. All the live action will be available, free of charge, on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
Retriever Soccer Park Promotion
-Student organization challenge night. Cash prizes total $200 for the student organization with the highest attendance.
-Halftime contest for $50 gift cards and four special sauces courtesy of Arundel Mills Buffalo Wild Wings.
-Student musical chairs contest with your very own True Grit at halftime.
Scouting the Retrievers (2-6-1)
-UMBC snapped a four-game skid on Friday with a 1-0 victory at Delaware State. Red-shirt junior forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) recorded the game's lone goal against the Hornets, marking her first score of the season. The Retrievers look to continue their momentum on Thursday as UMBC prepares for the America East slate, which begins on Sunday, Sept. 27 against Albany.
-The Retrievers' offense is averaging 1.00 goal per game on the season, led by four scores from sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest). Quaranta has chipped in five points on the year, with one goal and three assists, while senior Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) has registered one goal and two assists.
-Senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) picked up her first clean sheet of the season against Delaware State on Friday to move into a tie for fifth all-time at UMBC in shutouts (10). Nance has started in seven of her eight appearances on the year and has registered 33 stops on the season.
Scouting the Colonials (1-4-0)
-George Washington is coming off back-to-back victories, including a 2-0 win against Delaware State on Sunday. Junior MacKenzie Cowley registered her second multiple-goal performance of the season, netting two of her team-best six goals in the victory against the Hornets.
-Cowley marks the only Colonial with multiple goals on the season, but GW is averaging 1.50 goals per game thus far in 2015. Ingrid DiClemente has posted a team-best two helpers.
-Goalkeepers Miranda Horn and Ellen Conway have each seen action in net on the season. Horn has started in seven of the eight contests and leads GW with 25 saves on the year, while Conway is holding opponents to 1.20 goals per game.
Inside the Series
-George Washington leads the all-time series, 11-1-1, against the Retrievers. UMBC is 1-2-1 in the last four matchups against the Colonials, with two of the last five games going into overtime.