Women's Soccer Hosts Vermont Thursday for Think Pink Night

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE, Md. – The UMBC women's soccer team returns to Retriever Soccer Park for the final two games of the season, starting with a Thursday night matchup against the Vermont Catamounts at 7 p.m. This game will serves as the team's Think Pink game, with all the proceeds from any UMBC pink gear sold benefiting the Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Institute.

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC fell to Stony Brook, 6-1, on Sunday, October 15 in its final road game of the season. The Retrievers are now 2-10-3 overall and 0-6-0 in America East play.

-Senior Gabby Boehmer scored her third goal of the season in the 75th minute after she tapped in a ball that freshman Erin Stevenson had crossed into the box on a free kick. Junior Leah Roth made four saves in 69 minutes of play, while freshman Jade Roth made one stop in 21 minutes in the net.

-On the season, Boehmer leads the team with six points off three goals. Freshmen Christina Corbi, Olivia Bronson, and Elysia Paolillo all have two goals each.

-Boehmer has played in 69 games so far in her career, two shy of tying for eighth overall in UMBC program history.

-Sophomore Nikki Saad leads the team with 30 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.

-Roth has made 65 saves this season and owns a 1.80 goals against average. In her career, the junior has 164 saves and ranks eighth in UMBC program history. Wilkins has made seven saves and has a 70.0 save percentage.

Scouting the Catamounts

-Vermont enters the contest with a 6-7-2 overall record and a 2-3-1 record in America East play. The Catamounts most recently fell to Hartford, 1-0, in a double overtime battle.

-The Catamounts picked up wins over Maine, 1-0, and Binghamton, 2-0.

-Brooke Jenkins leads the team with 12 points off five goals and two assists, followed by Sarah Martin with 11 points (3g, 5a). Martin also leads the team with 56 shots, 26 of them being on goal.

-In goal, Coco Speckmaier has started in all 15 games, making 90 saves for Vermont. She owns a 1.23 goals against average and an 82.6 saves percentage. Kacey Lambertson has played one game for the Catamounts, seeing action for just 45 minutes and making three saves.

Inside the Series

- This will be the 16th overall meeting between Vermont and UMBC, with the Catamounts leading the series, 8-4-3.

-Last season, the teams pulled a 1-1 draw in Burlington. Junior Gabby Boehmer scored the lone goal for UMBC off a cross from freshman Nikki Saad.