Women’s Soccer Travels to UMass Lowell to Take on River Hawks in Midweek Matchup

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women's soccer team continues its conference slate of their schedule, as they head north to Lowell, Massachusetts to take on the UMass Lowell River Hawks for a midweek matchup on Thursday, October 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC dropped their last contest, a 4-1 decision against Hartford on Sunday, October 8. The Retrievers fell to 2-8-3 overall and 0-4-0 in conference play for the season.

-The Hawks scored four times before UMBC was able to get a ball in the back of the net, with Jamie Shiflett (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) scoring her first career goal off a header to get the Retrievers on the board.

-On the season, freshmen Olivia Bronson (Gaithersburg, Md./St. Andrew's Episcopal), Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) and Elysia Paolillo (Holliston, Mass./Worcester Academy), and senior Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) have each tallied two goals.

-Boehmer has played in 67 games so far in her career, three shy of tying for eighth overall in UMBC program history.

-Sophomore Nikki Saad (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) leads the team with 28 shots this season, including 12 shots on goal. She has three assists on the season, to make it a total of seven career assists which is two shy of tying ninth overall in UMBC program history.

-Junior goalkeeper Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa./Pine-Richland) has tallied a total time of 1142:48 in goal for the Retrievers on the year. She has two shutouts and has made 57 saves this season, good for a 1.50 goals against average. She now has sole place of 10th overall in UMBC program history for total saves in a career with 156.

Scouting the River Hawks:

-UMass Lowell is coming off a win, edging Albany 2-1 on Sunday, October 8. The win moved the River Hawks to 4-5-4 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play on the season.

-Rachel Morrier leads the team offensively, scoring a team-high eight goals and leading the team in shots (54) and shots on goal (25). Morrier is tied with teammates Kristin Birgisdottir and Shannon Groffie in assists with two.

-In goal for the River Hawks, Julia Schneider has compiled a time of 1179:59 on the season. Schneider has made 78 saves, good for an 85.7 save percentage and a 0.99 goals against average. She also has four shutouts on the season. Kayla Wentworth has also spent time in goal for UMass Lowell, having collected 90 minutes spent in front of the net while making four saves for a 66.7 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average.

Inside the Series:

-This upcoming game will be the fifth game between the two teams, with the series tied at 2-2-0. The last meeting was last season in Baltimore, with UMass Lowell taking the 1-0 double overtime win.