Women's Soccer Kicks Off #UMBCHome16 With UMass Lowell on Thursday Night

Women's Soccer Kicks Off #UMBCHome16 With UMass Lowell on Thursday Night

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BALTIMORE, Md.- After securing their first America East win of the season in a 3-0 shutout of Maine, the UMBC women's soccer team returns to the pitch on Thursday, Oct. 6 as they take on UMass Lowell. The game helps to start off the #UMBCHome16 events and will kick-off at 7 p.m.

Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC picked up its first conference win of the season on Sunday, Oct. 2 after a 3-0 win over Maine. The victory moved the Retrievers to 5-7-0 on the season, 1-2-0 in America East play. 

-After a slow first half, UMBC came out shining in the second half by scoring three goals to take the victory. Sophomore Wren Aye notched her first career goal in the 54th minute, while junior Angela Kuhn and senior Preslie Quaranta each scored their second of the year.

-Preslie Quaranta finished the day with a goal and an assist, while her twin sister Alexa notched two assists. Alexa now leads the Retrievers with four goals and four assists for 12 points.

-In goal, sophomore Leah Roth has made 64 saves while posting a 1.64 goals against average in 12 appearances for the Retrievers.

-With the win against Maine, UMBC remained undefeated at Retriever Soccer Park (5-0-0), a feat that has yet to occur in the history of the program. The Retrievers best record at home came back in 1989 where the team went 8-1-0.

Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta is now ninth in career shots taken with 117. She is tied for eighth in career assists (10) and is two goals away from tying for ninth (18).

10/13 at Vermont 7 p.m.

Scouting the River Hawks:
-UMass Lowell enters the contest at 3-6-2, 1-2-0 in America East play after picking up a 1-0 victory over reigningAmerica East Conference champions Albany but dropping two contests to Maine (1-0) and Vermont (1-0). 

-Against Albany, Jaymee Luke scored her first career goal with 32 seconds left on the clock to give the River Hawks their first conference victory.

-Rachel Morrier leads the River Hawks with two goals and five points. Morrier also leads with 30 shots and 13 shots on goal.

-In goal, Julia Schneider has started nine games and has posted a 1.00 goals against average after allowing nine goals, while making 53 saves. Lauren Huff has made four appearances, makes 14 saves while allowing three goals for a 1.13 goals against average.

10/9 vs. Stony Brook 1 p.m.