Women’s Lacrosse Begins Road Trip at VCU on Saturday

Women’s Lacrosse Begins Road Trip at VCU on Saturday

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 attacker Sam Nolan and junior attacker Carolyn Jamison each found the back of the net twice, while sophomore attacker Sara Moeller scored her first career goal on a free position shot.

-Sophomores Kayla Renehan and Lauren McDonald each scooped up groundballs and caused one turnover. Junior Caitlin Miller led the team with four draw controls.

-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.

Series History:
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.