The UMBC women's lacrosse team will take a four-game winning streak to the City of Brotherly Love as they travel to Temple on Saturday, March 4. The opening draw from Howarth Field is set for 1 p.m.
Scouting the Retreivers (4-1):
-UMBC picked up their fourth straight victory after defeating Mount St. Mary's, 16-7, on Wednesday. The Retrievers have outscored their opponents, 63-33, during the streak.
-Nolan leads the team this season with 26 points (20 goals, six assists), followed by Jamison with 19 (12g, 7a). Junior Caitlin Miller has pulled down a team high 21 draws while classmate Sarah Turco and sophomore Brittany Levine have caused seven turnovers.
-Senior Ashley Peacock has started every game this season, making 44 saves with an 11.43 goals against average. Peacock also leads the team in ground balls with 15.
-Sophomore Sara Moeller ranks ninth in the country in assists (11) and Nolan ranks in the spot in goals (20) and tenth in points (26), while both lead the conference in those figures.
Scouting the Owls (5-1):
-Temple enters the weekend on a three-game winning streak, most recently defeating local rivals La Salle, 13-10, on March 2. The Owls' lone loss this season came in the form of a 19-3 defeat at the hands of #13 Princeton.
-Sophomore Amber Lambeth paces the Owls with 14 goals while senior Brenda McDermott, a Preseason All-BIG EAST selection leads the team with 15 assists, which ranks third in the NCAA; she also leads the team in points with 26 after adding 11 goals. Senior Morgan Glassford, another Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, ranks 16th in the country with 5.67 draws per game.
-Freshman keeper Maryn Lowell is 3-0 this season after playing in all six games and starting two. The rookie has made 32 saves, including a career-high 11 against Lafayette, and has a 12.92 goals against average.
UMBC and Temple will be meeting for the sixth time, with the Owls holding a 4-1 lead in previous meetings. Last season, Temple snapped UMBC's winning streak with a 19-9 victory on March 5.