BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer continues America East action on Sunday, Oct. 11 when the Retrievers travel to Maine to take on the Black Bears in a noon matchup at Alumni Field. All the live action is available, free of charge, on the America East digital network.
Scouting the Retrievers (3-8-3, 1-1-2 AE)
-UMBC is coming off back-to-back double overtime games at Retriever Soccer Park. The Dawgs fell, 3-2, to Vermont last Sunday, but came away with a 1-1 draw against Hartford on Thursday. Sophomore midfielder Jenna Denis (Paris, France/Ridgefield) registered her second goal of the season to help guide the Retrievers to a point in conference play.
-The Retrievers enter the weekend in fourth-place in the conference standing with five points on one win and two ties.
-UMBC has had five players account for their six goals during conference play, including a pair of goals and an assist from sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest). Bohemer paces the squad with 13 points on the year (six goals and one assist), tying for fifth in the league.
-Veteran forwards Destinee Morris (La Plata, Md./La Plata) and Amanda Dailey (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) have combined for a pair of goals and two assists during conference play. The duo has helped the Retrievers to keep the pressure on opposing goalkeepers, registering 19 shots and placing nine on goal.
-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 60 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 (160), one shy of tying for seventh place.
Scouting the Black Bears (6-5-1, 1-1-1 AE)
-Maine stands in fifth-place in the America East standings, one point behind the Retrievers. The Black Bears are 2-2-1 in their last five contest, but are coming off a 2-1 loss to Vermont on Thursday. The Catamounts opened-up a two-goal first-half lead, proving to be too much for Maine to come back from, despite a score from freshman forward Vivien Beil in the final five minutes of the contest.
-The Black Bears' offense has recorded three goals during three league games. Beil paces the team with 10 points on the season, on three goals and four assists, and three points during conference action, one goal and one assist.
-Junior goalkeeper Claudia Dube-Trempe has made all but one start in net for Maine. She ranks second in the league in saves per game (4.82) and third in the America East in goals against average (1.07) and save percentage (.815).
Inside the Series
-Maine holds a 10-2-1 lead in the all-time series, but the Retrievers picked up their second victory of series on Oct. 12 of last season. UMBC's Paige Preston scored the game's lone goal in the 48th minute to guide UMBC to victory at Retriever Soccer Park.