BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team returns to the field as they take on the Stony Brook Seawolves in a Thursday night matchup. Due to the impending weather due to Hurricane Michael, the game has been moved from Retriever Soccer Park to UMBC Stadium.
Stony Brook at UMBC Game Info
What: Stony Brook Seawolves (8-6-1, 3-1-1 America East) at UMBC Retrievers (1-12-0, 0-4-0 America East)
Where: UMBC Stadium - Baltimore, Md.
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 - 7 p.m.
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Social Media: @UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
UMBC has dropped its last two America East matchups, most recently falling to Vermont, 3-0, on Oct. 7. The Retrievers also fell to Hartford, 4-1, on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Against the Catamounts, Erin Stevenson and Christina Corbi each recorded three shots on the day, but couldn't get the ball to connect with the net. Meredith Webber, Nikki Saad, Amberlina Argubie, and Danielle Fuentes were the only Retrievers to register a shot on net on the day.
Vermont's Brooke Jenkins scored twice in the contest, while Kacey Lambertson picked up her fourth shutout of the year.
Jade Wilkins made her third start in net for the Retrievers, making four saves while in goal.
Corbi (3g,1a) and Danielle Fuentes (2g,3a) lead the team with seven points.
In goal, Wilkins has 13 saves on the season, posting a .619 save percentage.
SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES
Stony Brook enters the contest as one of the top teams in the America East with a 3-1-1 record in conference contests and an 8-6-1 overall record.
On Sunday, the Seawolves fell to New Hampshire, 1-0. Prior to that, Stony Brook shutout both Vermont and Binghamton by a score of 4-0.
At Vermont, Alyssa Francese, Kimmy Chavkin, Mari Brenden, and Chelsie DePonte each scored en route to helping Stony Brook to its fifth shutout of the season.
Against the Bearcats, Julie Johnstonbaugh had a five point day as she scored two goals and had an assist, while Fanny Gotesson recorded one goal and two assists on the day.
Francese leads the Seawolves with 17 points off eight goals and one assist, followed by Johnsontonbaugh with 13 points (6g, 1a). Gotesson leads the team with five assists.
Reigning America East Rookie of the Year Sofia Manner has five shutouts on the year, which ranks first in the conference, to go along with 61 saves.
INSIDE THE SERIES
UMBC and Stony Brook will be meeting for the 18th time, with the Seawolves holding a 9-6-2 advantage and a two game winning streak.
Last season, the Retrievers fell, 6-1, to the Seawolves in their final road game of the season. Gabby Boehmer scored the lone goal for UMBC in the 75th minute off a cross from Erin Stevenson.
Spread Respect, an initiative which grew out of a partnership with You Can Play, strives to promote and further inclusion in the America East Conference communities and beyond.
#SpreadRespect games, formerly branded You Can Play Nights, were created with the purpose of furthering awareness and education to ensure equality, respect and safety for all athletes without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. That respect also extends to race, ethnicity, gender, religion and more.
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.