After an exciting 1-0 win over Liberty on Thursday night, the UMBC women's soccer team will head out to UNCW to start a four-game road trip on Sunday afternoon. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC picked up a big win over two-time Big South Conference champions Liberty, 1-0 on Thursday night.
-Freshman Nikki Saad netted her second career goal in the 29th minute of the game, when she was able to break away from a defender and collect a loose ball that classmate Jessica Hopkins put into the middle of the playing field. From roughly 22-yards outside of the net, Saad was able to launch the ball into the net for the score.
-Sophomore goalkeeper Leah Roth had a career night, making 13 saves and registering her first career shutout while in goal for the Retrievers.
-Overall, the Lady Flames out-shot the Retrievers, 26-6, in the 90 minute period, including a 15-4 margin in the first half. Liberty also won the corner battle, taking six shots to UMBC's three.
Next Up: 9/1 at George Washington 4 p.m.
Scouting the Seahawks:
-UNCW enters the weekend with a 2-0-1 record after posting a 2-2 double overtime draw with Navy on Friday night. The Seahawks picked up victories over Georgia Southern (3-0) and South Carolina State (7-0).
-Against the Midshipmen, UNCW took a 2-0 lead into halftime off goals from Baley Edwards and Moa Jarl. However, Navy was able to come back and tie things up in the 49th and 58th minutes to force the double overtime contest.
-Freshman Nikki Cox leads the Seahawks in goals (4) and points (9) after recording a hat trick in the win against South Carolina State. For her stellar performance, the Newark, Ohio-native was named CAA Rookie-of-the-Week.
-In the initial NSCAA Division I poll, UNCW received 35 votes. Regionally, the Seahawks were ranked first in the Mid-Atlantic poll.
Next Up: 8/31 at Campbell 7 p.m.
Series Information: UMBC and UNCW have met just once before, when the two teams were featured in the George Mason Tournament last season. The Seahawks defeated the Retrievers, 2-1 in double overtime.