UMBC will open a three-game road trip as they head to Virginia to take on VCU on Saturday, Feb. 18. The contest is schedule to begin at 1 p.m. at Cary Street Field.
Scouting the Retrievers (0-1)
- In a battle of crosstown rivals, UMBC (0-1) fell in its season opener to #19 Towson Tigers, 20-5, on Wednesday afternoon. The Retrievers were able to close an early 3-0 gap to 3-2 in the first half, but a 9-0 run in the second half by the Tigers made the game a runaway.
-Senior goalkeeper Ashley Peacock played all 60 minutes in the net, making 12 saves in 37 shots faced.
Scouting the Rams (0-1)
-VCU fell in its season home opener, 10-7, to Old Dominion on February 15. The Rams led, 4-2, just 15 minutes into the game but the Monarchs fought back to hold a 5-4 advantage at the half. While VCU tied things up early in the second half, Old Dominion outscored their hosts, 5-2, for the rest of the game.
-Sophomore Molly Barcikowski led the Rams with six points off two goals and one assist. Freshman Kieriann McTavish made her debut for VCU with one goal and two assists.
-Sophomore Ria Peralta played a full 60 minutes, making 12 saves in 22 shots faced.
-The Rams are coached by former UMBC lacrosse standout Jen (Kasper) O'Brien, who was a two-time captain and earned Second Team All-America East honors twice. She was a four year starter with the Retrievers, raking up 86 goals and 56 assists for 142 points in her career.
UMBC and VCU are meeting for just the second time. Last season, the Retrievers took down the Rams, 20-5, in the home opener at UMBC Stadium.