BALTIMORE, Md. – After being out on the road for four straight contests, the UMBC women's soccer team will return home on Sunday, Sept. 18 to host the Delaware State Hornets. The match is set to kickoff at 1 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC's four-game road trip came to a close with a 1-0 loss to Longwood on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Retrievers' went 0-4-0 in that stretch.
-Freshman Nikki Saad is tied for first among America East players in game-winning goals with two. The Hummelstown, Pa. native leads the Retrievers with two goals and one assist for five points.
-In the net, sophomore Leah Roth made 21 in the four games to go along with a 1.75 goals against average and a .750 save percentage. Roth ranks 36th nationally and second among conference goalies in total saves (42).
CAREER WATCH: Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta is now tenth in career shots taken with 111. She is four goals away from tying for ninth (18).
UP NEXT: 9/22 vs. Robert Morris 7 p.m.
Scouting the Hornets:
-The two-time NCAA-I Independent champion Delaware State Hornets enter the contest at 2-4-0, after defeating St. Peter's on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2-0. Freshmen Braxton Clark (10') and Jasmine Warren (18') each scored their first career goals in the contest. Goalies Michele Lammers and Leslie Fazio combined to make 11 saves for the shutout.
-The Hornets' second win of the season came off a 2-0 shutout over Wagner back on Sept. 2. Sophomores Kayleigh Leschinski and Samantha Bahr both scored for the Hornets, while goalkeeper Michele Lammers recorded her sixth career shutout.
-Leschinski also scored in Delaware State's 6-2 loss to Quinnipiac on Sept. 4. Classmate Savannah Taylor scored the other goal for the Hornets and Lammers made a season-high 10 saves.
-Lammers and Fazio have split time in goal, recording a combined 51 saves, .729 save percentage, and a 3.17 goals against average.
UP NEXT: 9/21 vs. Marist 7 p.m.
UMBC holds a 6-0-0 all-time record over Delaware State, including a 12-0 win in 2002 which set the program record for most goals scored in a game. Last season, the Retrievers won 1-0 in Dover after Alexa Quaranta netted a ball in the 12th minute of the game. The win helped to snap a four-game losing skid for UMBC.