UMBC Women’s Soccer Hosts Hartford on Thursday as Part of Homecoming Weekend

UMBC Women’s Soccer Hosts Hartford on Thursday as Part of Homecoming Weekend

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer is set to entertain Hartford on Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of the campus' Homecoming festivities. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park. All the live action is available, free of charge, on, courtesy of the America East digital network.

Retriever Soccer Park Promotion

-Power in Pink night. Wear pink to the game to support your Retrievers and Breast Cancer Awareness. Participate in our Headers for Hope halftime challenge for an Under Armour power pink sweatshirt.
-UMBC long sleeve pink t-shirts will be on sale at the game, with all the proceeds benefiting breast cancer research.
-You Can Play Night.  

Scouting the Retrievers (3-8-2, 1-1-1 AE)

-UMBC is 2-2-1 in its last five games, including a 1-1-1 record in the last three contests, all America East matchups. UMBC is coming off its first loss of the conference season, a 3-2 double overtime loss versus Vermont on Sunday.

-Sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest) registered her team-leading sixth goal of the season, while junior forward Preslie Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) tallied the first goal since her freshman season to help force overtime against the Catamounts, but the Retrievers dropped their third overtime contest of the season to fall to 0-3-2 in overtime games in 2015.

-Boehmer is tied for second in the league in goals (six) and tied for fifth in points (12). Rookie Fern Peters (Columbia, Md./Howard) picked up the first two points of her collegiate career last week, recording a pair of helpers for the Retrievers. 

-Junior forward Destinee Morris (La Plata, Md./La Plata) has registered three points in three America East game. Morris' second goal of the season came in the Retrievers' lone score against the Great Danes and she followed with an assist on Amanda Dailey's (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) first goal of the season in the 86th minute versus UML. Morris is tied with red-shirt junior forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) for second on the team with five point apiece.    

-Senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) has seen a majority of the action in net for the Retrievers. On the season, Nance has recorded two clean sheets and totaled 56 saves to move into a tie for third all-time at UMBC in career shutouts (11) and ranks ninth all-time at UMBC in saves (156).

Scouting the Hawks (8-2-2, 2-0-1 AE)

-Hartford has gone unbeaten in nine of its last 10 games, including a 1-0 victory against Binghamton on Sunday. Freshman midfielder/forward Ashley Claud picked up the lone goal in the 80th minute against the Bearcats, marking her second goal of the season, en route to head coach John Natale picking up his 100th career victory.

-Hartford leads the league in scoring at 1.83 goals per game on the season. Junior forward Aaliyah Ingram, junior forward Tori Tripp and freshman midfielder Julia Carr all rank in the top-10 in the league in points and goals. Ingram has registered a league-best 1.33 points per game with a team-leading six goals and four assists.  

-Junior goalkeeper Jessica Jurg leads the conference in shutouts (seven), goals against average (0.40) and save percentage (.875). Jurg has allowed five goals in 1124 minutes of action, facing 96 shots and making 35 saves.

Inside the Series

-UMBC has won three straight, but Hartford holds a 9-5 advantage in the all-time series.
-Five of the 14 matchups in the series have been decided by one goal.
-UMBC is an even 4-4 on its home field against the Hawks.