The UMBC women's lacrosse team will return home for a mid-week matchup as they welcome the Longwood Lancers to UMBC Stadium. Due to weather conditions, the game has been rescheduled from Wednesday, March 15 at 4 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 12 p.m.
Fans will be able to follow live stats on umbcretrievers.com, and this game will not be broadcast through umcbretrievers.tv.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC returns home to UMBC Stadium after falling most recently on the road to #19 Johns Hopkins, 12-8, on Wednesday, March 8.
-Against Hopkins, the Retrievers and the Blue Jays battled until the very end in a game that saw four lead changes and four ties. UMBC scored the first three goals of the game before Hopkins scored four straight to take the lead. However, a goal from senior Sam Nolan off an assist from classmate Jennie Milligan would tie the game at four-all heading into the intermission. In the second half, the Retrievers were able to take to keep things close, but the Blue Jays would end the game on a 6-2 run to hold on for the victory.
-Nolan currently leads the team with 22 goals and currently ranks third among America East players in points per game (4.14); the senior also ranks 19th in the country in goals scored. Sophomore Sara Moeller ranks 19th in the NCAA and second in the America East in assists, dishing out 13 helpers so far this season.
-Between the pipes, senior Ashley Peacock has started all seven games, making 51 saves for a .432 saves percentage. Sophomore Carly Tolino has also seen some time in the net for the Retrievers, making ten stops.
Scouting the Lancers:
-Longwood enters the contest with a 4-3 record, most recently defeating St. Bonaventure, 13-8, on March 10. The Lancers faced recent UMBC opponents George Washington and Mount St. Mary's earlier this season and came out on top in both, 11-9 and 13-10, respectively.
-Sophomore Stephanie Roberts leads the team with 20 points off a team-high 16 goals. Junior Riley Dolan also shows to be a large impact as she leads the Lancers with nine assists, while freshmen Molly Barkman and Lexi Davis have each added eight helpers. Barkman was named Big South Freshman of the Week after helping the Lancers to a 11-9 comeback victory over GW on Feb. 18.
-Goalkeeper Imani West has made 65 saves and has a .468 save percentage, which ranks first among Big South players. West also has an 13.04 goals against average, which ranks second in the conference. West made a career-best 19 stops in the win against George Washington, ranking her second on the all-time single game saves list.
-Longwood is averaging 9.71 goals per game and 21.6 shots per game. The Lancers lead the Big South with 6.57 assists per game and have the best save percentage (45.3) and goals against average (12.57) in the conference.
-UMBC leads the series, 6-0. The last meeting between UMBC and Longwood was in April 1989, when the Retrievers defeated the Lancers, 11-1.