WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - After dropping the opening game of America East play to New Hampshire, 4-0 on Sunday, Sept. 25, the UMBC women's soccer will travel to conference-leaders Hartford for a Thursday night matchup. Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium in West Hartford, Conn.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC opened conference play with a 4-0 loss to New Hampshire on Sunday, Sept. 25. It was the team's largest America East opening loss since a 7-0 defeat at Maine in 2007.
-The Retrievers are ranked second among conference teams in goals scored (14) and points (45). UMBC is also second in assists (17); Saad is tied for third among conference players with three this season.
-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).
UP NEXT: 10/2 vs. Maine 1 p.m.
Scouting the Hawks:
-Hartford sits atop the America East conference after posting a 5-0 shutout over Binghamton on Sept. 25 to open league play.
-The Hawks scored three times in a 10-minute span, led by five points from reigning America East Player of the Week Tori Tripp. Tripp helped feed the ball to Aaliyah Ingram in the 79th minute before blasting two goals of her own in the 87th and 89th. Tripp was named America East Player of the Week for her efforts.
-In America East conference standings only, Tripp ranks first among all players in points and goals scored. Ingram, Sierra Stone, and Julia Carr are ranked second in both categories after each netting a score against Binghamton. Stone also ranks first in assists with two.
-Goalkeeper Jessica Jurg ranks 36th in the nation and first in the conference in shutouts this season with four. Jurg has allowed just ten goals this season, which is ranked second among America East goalies.
UP NEXT: 10/2 at New Hampshire 2 p.m.
-Hartford and UMBC will be meeting for the 16th time, with the Hawks holding a 9-5-1 advantage. Last season, the Hawks and Retrievers end their contest in a 1-1 draw.