UMBC women's lacrosse will continue a three-game road stretch as they travel to face the American Eagles for a mid-week contest on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. from the William I Jacobs Recreational Complex.
Scouting the Retrievers (1-1):
-UMBC picked up its first win of the season with a 20-10 win at VCU on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Retrievers outscored the Rams, 11-6, in the first half including six goals from sophomore Lauren McDonald (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville).
-Senior Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) netted five goals for UMBC but the key performance of the day belonged to sophomore Sara Moller (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls). Moeller, who missed all of last season with an injury, recorded nine assists and four goals to lead the team with 13 points, shattering two school records.
-Moeller's nine assists now stands as the most in a single game in UMBC history, breaking Gina Tirocchi's 21 year old record (six vs. Vanderbilt in 1996). Her 13 points are the most in a game since Laura Robinson scored 11 against Washington College back in 1986.
-In the first release of NCAA national statistics, Moeller ranks fifth in the nation in points per game (7.00) and second in the nation in assists per game (4.50). Among America East players, she ranks first in assists and second in points per game.
Scouting the Eagles: (0-2)
-American has started the season off 0-2 after falling to #20 Johns Hopkins, 18-6, and most recently at Saint Joseph's 15-7. In the loss to St. Joe's senior Madison Hoon recorded her fifth career hat trick
-Jennifer DeSimone (5 goals) and 2016 All-Patriot League Second Team honoree Hoon (4 goals, 1 assist) lead the Eagles with five points each. Hoon also leads the team in groundballs (6), draw controls (9) and caused turnovers (6).
-In goal, Fiona Geier has started both games for American, making 12 saves and allowing 21 goals. Anastadia Freda has seen some time in the net, making two stop and allowing 12 scores.
UMBC holds a 17-2 advantage over American and is currently on a 12 game-winning streak. The Retrievers last loss to the Eagles came back in the form of a 15-14 overtime loss in 2003.