BALTIMORE, Md.- After a 1-0 shutout win over Mount St. Mary's to close out the Battle of Baltimore on Sunday, the UMBC women's soccer team will return home to Retriever Soccer Park to host the UNCW Seahawks on Friday, Aug. 25. Kickoff between the two teams will be at 5 p.m. and fans are encouraged to stay for the men's soccer season opener against Bryant at 7:30 p.m.
Any fan who wears their youth soccer jersey to Friday night's contest will be able to purchase a discounted ticket. Tickets purchased for the women's game will also include admission to the men's game.
Scouting the Retrievers (1-0-1)
-UMBC started the season 1-0-1 after drawing a 1-1 double overtime tie with a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Towson in the Battle of Baltimore on August 18. 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.
-Against Mount St. Mary's in the tournament finale on August 20, the Retrievers shut out the Mountaineers, 1-0, to pick up their first win on the season. Freshman Olivia Bronson scored her first collegiate goal in the 43rd minute off a pass from sophomore Nikki Saad.
-The Retrievers will travel to Robert Morris on Aug. 27 before returning to Retriever Soccer Park to face crosstown rivals Loyola (Md.) on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
Scouting the Seahawks (1-1-0)
-UNCW enters the contest with a 1-1-0 record after opening the season with a 2-0 loss to #11 Virginia on August 18. The Seahawks put a win on the board after shutting out Dayton, 2-0, on August 20. Serenity Waters and Molly McGarry each tallied a score in the victory for UNCW.
-With her goal against Dayton, Waters moved into ninth place overall for the Seahawks with her 19th career goal.
-UNCW is coming off a 10-5-4 season, where they went 4-3-2 in CAA play and made a trip to the conference quarterfinals. The Seahawks drew a 2-2 tied with William and Mary but ultimately fell to the Tribe in PKs.
-Waters, who earned All-CAA Second Team honors a year ago, as well as All-Rookie selection Ashley Johnson return to help anchor UNCW.
-The Seahawks will remain on the road as they travel to Navy on Aug. 27 before returning to North Carolina to face Duke and UNC in the Duke Nike Classic on September 1 and 3.
Inside the Series
-This will be the third meeting between the teams, with UNCW holding a 2-0-0 advantage over UMBC.
-Last season, the Seahawks posted a 4-1 victory over the Retrievers on Aug. 28, 2017. Junior Angela Kuhn scored the only goal for UMBC in the 65th minute.