Women's Soccer Takes on UMass Lowell to Cap Off #UMBCHomecoming

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

 BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team plays its #UMBCHomecoming match on Sunday, Oct. 14 as the team welcomes the UMass Lowell River Hawks for a 1 p.m. contest.

UMass Lowell at UMBC Game Info
What: 
UMass Lowell River Hawks (4-7-4, 2-2-1 America East) at UMBC Retrievers (1-13-0, 0-5-0 America East)
Where: 
Retriever Soccer Park - Baltimore, Md.
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 14 - 1 p.m.
How to Follow: 
Video | Live Stats
Social Media: 
@UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

 

Scouting the Retrievers

The Retrievers fell on Thursday night, 1-0, to the Stony Brook Seawolves in a rain soaked battle.

 

Stony Brook scored the lone goal of the game in the 15th minute after Julie Johnstonbaugh got her foot on a ball that was sent into the box off a Kimmy Chavkin corner kick.

 

Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa.) looked to equalize the game in the 22nd minute, but Stony Brook's Sofia Manner made the save.

 

In the 37th minute, Mari Brenden put a shot on goal that Jade Wilkins (Stoney Beach, Md./The Catholic High School) saved before the teams were put into an hour-long lightning delay.

 

Once the teams finally retook the field, Christina Corbi (Medford, Md.) sent another shot towards the net for UMBC in the 45th minute, but Manner made the save to preserve the Seawolves' 1-0 lead at the half.

 

Corbi put another shot within goals reach in the 69th minute but Manner made the save.

 

Corbi (3g,1a) and Danielle Fuentes (2g,3a) lead the team with seven points.

 

In goal, Wilkins has 17 saves on the season, posting a .654 save percentage.

 

Scouting the River Hawks

The River Hawks saw a three-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Thursday night as they fell to the Maine Black Bears, 1-0.

 

UMass Lowell had recently defeated Binghamton, 3-1, and UAlbany, 2-1, while drawing, 0-0, with New Hampshire.

 

Against Binghamton, freshman Emily Nelson notched three goals in a 15 minute span to help hand the Bearcats their first home loss of the season.

 

Nelson, who leads all River Hawks with seven goals, earned her second AE Rookie of the Week honor after the team's win at Binghamton.

 

Rachel Morrier leads the team with 16 points off six goals and four assists, followed by Nelson (7g, 1a). Among America East players, Morrier is tied for fourth and Nelson is tied for sixth in total points.

 

In goal, Julia Schneider has starter 11 contests with 60 saves and a 1.84 goals against average. Lauren Huff has made five appearances, including four starts, and has made 21 saves.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

This will only be the sixth meeting between UMBC and UMass Lowell, with the River Hawks holding a 3-2 advantage.

 

Last season, Rachel Morrier scored twice in the contest between the two teams two give UMass Lowell a 2-0 victory at Cushing Field.

 

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.