Women’s Soccer Heads to Mount St. Mary’s for Sunday Afternoon Tilt

Women’s Soccer Heads to Mount St. Mary’s for Sunday Afternoon Tilt

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BALTIMORE, Md. – After starting the season with a 1-1 double overtime draw with the Towson Tigers in the first round in the Battle of Baltimore, UMBC women's soccer (0-0-1) will head to Emmitsburg to face Mount St. Mary's (1-0-0) in the second round. The matchup is set to kickoff at 4 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.


Scouting the Retrievers

-UMBC started the 2017 season with a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Towson in the Battle of Baltimore. After the Tigers scored the first goal in the fourth minute, UMBC held strong to keep the score, 1-0, for most of the game.

-Senior Gabby Boehmer netted the equalizer in the 74th minute after sending a rebounded shot into the corner of the net. However, after valiant efforts to take the lead by both teams, the game ended after two overtime periods.

-UMBC returns six starters and 12 letterwinners from a season ago, including Boehmer, who led the team in goals last season, sophomore Nikki Saad, and junior Leah Roth.

-Gone from the team this season is Alexa Quaranta, who led the team with 14 points off five goals and four assists. Quaranta, who was an America East All-Conference second team selection in 2016, finished her career ranked eighth in career assists (10) and shots taken (122).

-UMBC will return home on Friday, Aug. 25 when the team hosts UNCW at 5 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the men's team.


Scouting the Mount

-Mount St. Mary's opened the 2017 season with a 3-1 win over Loyola (Md.) in the opening round in the Battle of Baltimore. It was the Mountaineers' first win over the Greyhounds in the ten meetings between the teams.

-The Mount enters its second season under head coach Joe Nemzer after finishing the season 5-12-1 overall and 1-7-0 in Northeast Conference play.

-Nemzer will have fresh faces across the field as he brings in 12 newcomers to his team, as well as three new assistant coaches in Tori Krause, Bonnie Young, and Eliza Bona.

-The Mount return captains senior Chloe Cain and junior Gianna Pomykacz, who finished the 2016 season in the top-four on the team in goals and points, as well as senior Kristen Morawski who helped lead the Mountaineers back line.

-Mount St. Mary's begins a four-game road stretch when they travel to Howard on August 25.


Inside the Series:

-This will be the 17th meeting between the two teams, with UMBC holding a 13-3-0 lead against Mount St. Mary's.

-The Retrievers and Mountaineers have not met since September 15, 2015, where the Mount posted a 3-0 victory over UMBC.