Women's Soccer Hosts #AEWSOC Matchup against Binghamton on Thursday Night

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's soccer team returns home to Retriever Soccer Park on Thursday, September 27 as they face the Binghamton Bearcats in America East Conference play. The game is slated to kick off at 6 p.m. and will be featured on ESPN3.

Binghamton at UMBC Game Info
What: 
Binghamton Bearcats (5-4-2, 0-1-0 America East) at UMBC Retrievers (1-9-0, 0-1-0 America East)
Where: 
Retriever Soccer Park - Baltimore, Md.
When: 
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 6 p.m.
How to Follow: Video | Live Stats
Promotions: Thirsty Thursday – 
UMBC water bottle giveaway
Social Media: 
@UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

UMBC enters the contest at 1-9-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play after falling in its America East opener at New Hampshire in overtime, 1-0, on Sunday.

Against the Wildcats, the Retrievers only took five shots during the game, including a game-high from freshman Danielle Fuentes, but none that would connect with the net.

New Hampshire ended the game in the 93rd minute after Liz Lane placed a ball into the upper 90 of the net from 15 feet out.

Fuentes leads the team with seven points (2g, 3a), followed by Christina Corbi (2g,1a), Elysia Paolillo (1g,2a), Laura Ventura (1g,2a), and Meredith Webber (2g)

In goal, Roth has made 30 saves in her eight appearances in goal. Sophomore Jade Wilkins has made three appearances and two starts, making nine saves.

SCOUTING THE BEARCATS

Binghamton enters the night with a 5-4-2 overall record and a 0-1-0 America East mark after falling, 1-0, to Vermont on Sunday. The loss to the Catamounts ended a four-game unbeaten streak for the Bearcats.

While Binghamton outshot Vermont, 17-11, with striking opportunities in the 24th minute, as well as the 30th minute, the Catamounts struck in the 72nd minute with a shot into the far post.

During Binghamton's unbeaten streak, they outscored opponents 8-1, including three shutouts and two overtime games. The Bearcats defeated LIU Brooklyn, 4-0, during the streak to remain 5-0-0 at Bearcat Sports Complex.

Reigning America East Striker of the Year Kayla Saager leads the Bearcats and the conference with 18 points off eight goals; the forward also ranks 21st and 14th national in those respective categories.

In goal, Haylee Poltorak has started in all 11 games for the Bearcats, making 36 stops and carrying a 0.65 goals against average.
 
INSIDE THE SERIES
This will be the 15th meeting between the two teams, with Binghamton holding a 12-2-2 advantage against UMBC.
 
Last season, the Bearcats used three different goal scorers to blank the Retrievers, 3-0, at Bearcat Sports Complex.
 
EXPERIENCE THE BLACK AND GOLD PAVILION
This year, fans will be able to experience the Black and Gold Pavilion at Retriever Soccer Park. This exclusive, covered seating area is an exciting new way to take in UMBC Soccer at one of the top nine places to watch soccer, according to the NCAA, and also features in-seat food and drink service and amazing views of the field. Fans are able to purchase an upgraded ticket for all home games at tickets.umbc.edu.