BALTIMORE- After spending the last three games on the road, UMBC women's lacrosse will return home to UMBC Stadium to host Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday, March 1. Due to impending weather conditions, the opening draw of the game has been moved up to 3 p.m.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC rolled to their third straight win with a 17-8 victory over George Washington on Feb. 25. After a 3-3 draw in the first half, the Retrievers took an 8-4 advantage into the intermission before
-Senior Sam Nolan recorded a career-high six goals to lead the Retrievers. Junior Carolyn Jamison and sophomores Lauren McDonald and Payton Van Kirk all recorded hat tricks in the victory. Senior Ashley Peacock played all 60 minutes in net, making eight saves on the day.
-For her performances in UMBC's wins over American and George Washington, Nolan was named America East Player of the Week.
-On the season, Nolan leads the team with 22 points off 16 goals and six assists, followed by Moeller with 17 (6g, 11a). Junior Caitlin Miller leads the team with 19 draw controls while junior Sarah Turco and sophomore Brittany Levine have each caused seven turnovers this season.
-Nationally, Nolan ranks in the top 15 in goals per game (4.00) while sophomore Sara Moeller ranks in the top 10 in assist per game (2.67). Among America East players, Nolan and Moeller rank second in the same categories. McDonald and Jamison rank eighth and 14th, respectively, in goals per game.
Scouting the Mountaineers
-Mount Saint Mary's opened at home with a tough 13-10 loss to Longwood in their only game of the season on Feb. 26.
-Freshmen Kate Kinsella and Carly Miller combined for five goals and two assists in their collegiate debuts. Sophomore Taylor Carhart was the only other Mountaineer to tally a multi-goal performance with two goals. Goalie Jillian Petito made eight stops in the goal.
-The Mount dominated in draw control, 16-9, while junior midfielder Jannel Daufenbach registered a team-high four draws and three ground balls for the Mountaineers.
-The Mountaineers ended the 2016 season with a 5-12 record. Carhart is a key returnee who recorded ten goals and three assists and was named to the NEC All- Rookie Team during her rookie campaign. Kelly Maloney, Sammie Knapp, and Nicole Lantuh also return as three of the top goal scorers from the Mount's 2016 season.
-UMBC has won 14 of 15 all-time meetings against the Mount, in a series that dates back to 1996.
-The Retrievers have won the last five meetings. The two teams met last in the 2015 season when the Retrievers came out on top with a 5-4 win at UMBC Stadium. In the last meeting, goalkeeper Kelsey Major made two stops and recorded her first collegiate victory. Senior Jennie Milligan contributed a goal in the win.
UMBC will head back on the road as they travel to Philadelphia to face Temple on March 4 before returning to Maryland to face #18 Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field at 5 p.m.