BALTIMORE, Md. - After falling on the road to Hartford, 3-1 on Thursday, Sept. 29, the UMBC women's soccer team will return home to Retriever Soccer Park to host America Easts rivals Maine. Kick-off for the Sunday, Oct. 2 matchup is set for 1 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers (4-7-0, 0-2-0 America East):
-UMBC enters the third week of conference play with a 4-7-0 overall record and 0-2-0 in America East play after falling to Hartford, 3-1.
-In the matchup against the Hawks, freshman Nikki Saad scored UMBC's only goal in the 3-1 loss to the Hawks. Saad's third goal of the season came off a free kick from about 20-yards outside of the box that sailed into the right corner of the net.
-In goal, sophomore Leah Roth has posted a 1.78 goals against average while making 60 saves and allowing 20 goals to be scored, giving her a .750 save percentage.
-At home this season, the Retrievers are 4-0-0 and have scored 13 of their 15 goals while also posting a 0.95 goals against average and allowing four goals to be scored.
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: 10/6 vs. UMass Lowell 7 p.m. (Homecoming)
Scouting the Black Bears (6-3-0, 2-0-0 America East):
-Maine enters the weekend at 6-3-0 and 2-0-0 in conference play. In their last game out, the Black Bears took a 1-0 victory over UMass Lowell thanks to a header goal from Kendra Ridley in the 11th minute of the game, her first on the year.
-Freshman Kaitlyn Ball leads the Black Bears with six points off two goals and two assists. Senior Theresa Gosch and sophomore Anetra Byfield have each tallied two scores as well, while sophomore Vivien Beil joins Ball as the only other player with two assists.
-In goal, sophomore Samantha Cobotic has gotten the last two starts for Maine and has made the most of it by allowing no goals to be scored and making 15 saves in her two shutouts. Freshman goalie Annalena Kriebisch started the first seven games of the season, posting a 0.71 goals against average and making 34 stops with three shutouts.
UP NEXT: 10/6 vs. Hartford 6 p.m.
-Maine leads the overall series with UMBC, 11-5-1. Last season, the Black Bears defeated the Retrievers, 1-0 in Orono.