BALTIMORE, Md. - After closing out the non-conference schedule with a 6-1 win over Robert Morris on September 22, the UMBC women's soccer team will head to New Hampshire to open America East play. Kick-off for the game on September 25 is set for 1 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC enters its 14th season of America East play at 4-5-0 after finishing its non-conference schedule with a 6-1 victory over Robert Morris on Thursday, Sept. 22. The win gave the Retrievers a 4-0-0 record at home and their first consecutive win streak at Retriever Soccer Park.
-10 Retrievers registered a point against the Colonials, including five different goal scorers. Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta led the team with two goals, each scored a minute apart in the 64th and 65th minutes of the game, while also registering an assist. Junior Gabby Boehmer scored for the second-straight game in the 25th minute.
-Freshmen Rayven Conner and Jessica Hopkins and senior Preslie Quaranta each registered their first goals of the season, while freshman Marissa O'Connor and sophomores Jenna Denis and Wren Aye notched their first assists.
-In goal, sophomore Leah Roth made four saves against the Colonials, bringing her total up to 46 for the season. The Valencia, Pa.-native boasts a 1.41 goals against average and a .780 save percentage after nine games in the net.
CAREER WATCH: Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta is now tenth in career shots taken with 115. She needs one more assists to tie for eighth overall (9) and is two goals away from tying for ninth (18).
Scouting the Wildcats:
-New Hampshire enters conference play at 3-4-2 after falling to Northeastern and Harvard, 2-1 in each contest.
-The Wildcats are led by 2015 America East Midfielder of the Year Brooke Murphy, who has six goals and 13 points in just seven games played. Megan Kikosicki accounts for two more scores, while Liz Lane and Kelsey Davis have one each.
-In goal, Mimi Borkan has started in all nine contests and holds a 1.26 goals against average and allowing 12 goals, while making 58 saves for a .829 save percentage. Borkan leads the America East in saves and saves per game (6.44).
-Last season, New Hampshire went 4-4 in America East play and earned a spot to face Maine in the quarterfinals. After a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes, the defending America East Champion Wildcats fell to the Black Bears in penalty kicks.
-UMBC and New Hampshire will be meeting for the 15th time, with the Wildcats holding an 8-3-3 advantage in the series. Last season, the Retrievers picked up a 2-0 win on Senior Day courtesy of goals from Dee Morris and Amanda Dailey.