UMBC Women’s Soccer Celebrates Senior Day Against New Hampshire Sunday

UMBC Women’s Soccer Celebrates Senior Day Against New Hampshire Sunday

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer celebrates Senior Day on Sunday, Oct. 18 when the Dawgs host New Hampshire in a 1 p.m. matchup 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

-Senior Day Celebration. Come support your Retriever seniors in their last home competition of the regular-season. Pre-game senior ceremony on the field.
-Women's soccer alumni recognition and reception at halftime.   

Scouting the Retrievers (3-9-3, 1-2-2 AE)

-UMBC took the week off following a 1-0 loss to Maine on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Retrievers are 1-2-2 in their last five games, three of which went into double-overtime.

-UMBC goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) is coming off a six-save performance against the Black Bears, helping the senior to move into seventh all-time at UMBC in career saves (166). Nance has recorded 66 saves on the season and is allowing 1.36 goals per game.

-Nance and fellow seniors, Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt), Bria Bass (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), Nikki Boretti (Garmisch, Germany/Archbishop Spalding), Amanda Dailey (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) and Sunita Mengers (Germantown, Md./Clarksburg) will all be honored in the Retrievers' annual Senior Day ceremony prior to the contest as they play in front of their home crowd for the final time in the regular season.

-Sophomore midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest) leads the Retrievers' offense, ranking sixth in the league in points (13) and fifth in goals (six). Dailey and red-shirt junior Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) each rank in the top-10 in the America East in assists (three).

Scouting the Wildcats (6-7-3, 4-2-0 AE)

-After going unbeaten in its first four conference matchups, New Hampshire has dropped two straight one-goal contests, including a 2-1 overtime loss to Maine on Thursday. Sophomore forward/midfielder Brooke Murphy scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season, but the Wildcats were unable to hang on for the victory, surrendering two straight scores.  

-UNH offense ranks second in the league, at 1.50 goals per game. Murphy leads the America East in points (26) and goals (11), while senior forward Caroline Murray has tallied a conference-best eight helpers. Veterans Gabrielle Sloan and Kelsey Pratt have combined for 14 points on three goals and one assist apiece.  

-In net, junior Mimi Borkan has started all 16 contests for the Wildcats. Borkan's 74 saves ranks second in the conference and her four shutouts are third in the league. The junior goalkeeper is allowing 1.33 goals per game on the season and is saving 77.1 percent of the shots that she has faced.

Inside the Series

-UMBC has dropped just one of its last five contests to New Hampshire. Three of the last five games have gone into overtime, all of which have resulted in draws.
-UNH holds a 2-8-3 advantage in the all-time series, but the Retrievers were the last team to pick up a win in the series, a 2-1 victory at Retriever Soccer Park on Oct. 27, 2013.