BALTIMORE, Md. – After a week off the pitch, the UMBC women's soccer team will take to the road for the first time in almost a month as they head to Orono, Maine to face the Maine Black Bears in an America East matchup on Sunday, October 1. Kickoff from Alumni Field is scheduled for noon.
Scouting the Retrievers (2-5-3, 0-1-0 America East)
-The Retrievers opened America East conference play on Sunday, September 24 as they fell, 3-1, to the defending conference champion Albany Great Danes.
-After the Great Danes scored the first goal of the game in the 34th minute, freshman Meredith Webber netted the equalizer in the 43rd minute off a long kick from classmate Evie Kenna to tie things up at 1-1 before the half. Albany scored two more goals in the second half to take the win.
-Sophomore Nikki Saad leads the team with 22 shots, with nine of them being on goal; Saad also leads the team with three assists. On her career, Saad has seven assists and needs just two more to tie for ninth overall in UMBC program history.
-Roth has played 962:48 minutes in goal, making 50 saves and registering an 80.6 save percentage. After her five-save effort against Albany, Roth now has 149 saves in her career and ranks 10th overall in UMBC program history.
Scouting the Black Bears (3-6-1, 1-1-0 America East)
-Maine opened conference play on September 24 with a 1-0 win over Stony Brook before falling, 2-1, to Hartford in overtime on September 28.
-Against the Seawolves, Priscilla Domingo notched the game-winning goal in the 50th minute off a cross from Emilie Andersen from the right flank. In the effort, goalkeeper Annalena Kriebisch made eight saves to preserve the shutout for the Black Bears.
-In the overtime loss to the Hawks, Nicole Bailey scored in the 22nd minute to counteract an early goal from Hartford, but the Black Bears ultimately fell in the 92nd minute.
-On the season, Bailey leads the team with six points off two goals and two assists, followed by Kayla Brace with five points (2g, 1a). Bailey also leads the team with 18 shots, seven being on goal.
-Kriebisch has started every game for Maine, making 57 saves in goal and posting an 81.4 save percentage. She has three shutouts on the season, which is tied for first among America East goalkeepers.
Inside the Series
-UMBC and Maine will be meeting for the 16th time on Sunday, with Maine holding an 11-3-1 lead in the overall series.
-Last season, the Retrievers posted a 3-0 victory over the Black Bears. Sophomore Wren Aye, junior Angela Kuhn, and senior Preslie Quaranta each tallied a goal in the win, with senior Alexa Quaranta notching two assists.