BURLINGTON, VT. - After suffering the first home loss of the season to UMass Lowell, 1-0 in double overtime on October 6, the UMBC women's soccer team heads back out on the road to face Vermont in Thursday night matchup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Virtue Field in Burlington.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC fell to 5-8-0 overall and 1-3-0 in America East play after a 1-0 double overtime loss to UMass Lowell on Thursday, Oct. 6. The loss marks the first for the Retrievers at home this season, dropping them to 5-1-0 at Retriever Soccer Park.
-Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta is currently ranks fifth in the conference in points scored (12), fourth in assists(4), and sixth in goals (4). Freshman Nikki Saad is ranked tenth in goals scored (3).
-In goal, sophomore Leah Roth has made 71 saves on the season while allowing 21 goals, posting a 1.57 goals against average and a .772 save percentage. Overall, UMBC ranks third in the conference in saves with 74, after collecting three team saves this season.
CAREER WATCH: Redshirt-senior Alexa Quaranta is now tied for eight in career shots taken with 119. She is tied for eighth in career assists (10) and is two goals away from tying for ninth (18).
UP NEXT: 10/16 vs. Stony Brook 1 p.m.
Scouting the Catamounts:
-Vermont enters the contest at 6-5-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play. In their last game out, the Catamounts tied with America East-leading New Hampshire, 1-1 on Sunday, Oct. 9. Vermont picked up a 1-0 overtime win against UMass Lowell, and fell to Maine (1-0) and Stony Brook (2-0).
-Vermont's offense overall has been led by freshman Julia Smith, who has scored 5 of the Catamount's 15 goals. Senior Caitie Green accounts for three goals, while juniors Colby Snyder and Sarah Martin, who also leads the team and conference in shots, and sophomore Savana Yurick have each netted two scores.
-In goal, junior Coco Speckmaier has started all 13 games and given up 14 goals, for a 1.03 goals against average. Speckmaier also has 63 saves and four shutouts on the season.
UP NEXT: 10/16 at Albany 4 p.m.