BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer hits the road for America East action at UMass Lowell on Thursday, Oct. 1. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Cushing Field. All the live action will be available on the America East digital network.
Scouting the Retrievers (2-7-2, 0-0-1 AE)
-UMBC opened up America East action with a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Albany on Sunday. Both of the games goals came within a 2:21 span of each other in the second half. The Great Danes struck first, but UMBC junior forward Destinee Morris (La Plata, Md./La Plata) recorded her second goal of the year in the 78th minute to help the Retrievers earn the tie.
-Senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) registered eight saves in the deadlock versus Albany to bring her season total to 46 stops. Nance has started in eight of her nine appearances on the year. The senior ranks 10th on the Retrievers' all-time saves list (138) and stands 10 stops away from moving into ninth (147).
-Morris marks just the second Retriever on the season to register more than one goal on the season, joining sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest). Boehmer has a career-best four scores on the season, tied for fifth in the America East, while red-shirt junior forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) has added a goal and a team-best three helpers, tied for second in the league.
Scouting the River Hawks (3-7-0, 0-0-0 AE)
-UMass Lowell snapped a two-game skid with a 3-1 victory against Quinnipiac on Monday night in the River Hawks' non-conference finale. Sophomore forward Katelyn Vieira scored all three of UML's goals to help the River Hawks pick up their first home victory of the season.
-UML ranks fourth in the America East in goals scored per game (1.22), but the River Hawks' defense has struggled, allowing a league-most 2.78 goals per contest. Vieira leads the squad with five goals on the season. Sophomores Rachel Morrier and Shannon Groffie are the only other River Hawks to record multiple goals on the season, but Morrier has missed each of the last five games.
-Rookie goalkeeper Julia Schneider has earned all 10 starts in net for UMass Lowell. She has tallied 40 stops and a pair of shutouts on the campaign.
Inside the Series
-UMBC and UMass Lowell have split their two all-time meetings. The River Hawks defeated the Retrievers, 3-2 in double overtime in 2013, but the Dawgs picked up a 3-1 victory at Retriever Soccer Park last season.