The UMBC women's lacrosse team opens America East conference play on Saturday as they head to the Empire State to face UAlbany on Saturday, March 25. The opening draw from John Fallon Field is scheduled for noon.
Fans will be able to follow live stats at ualbanysports.com, while also being able to access a live stream of the game via AmericaEast.tv. For fans traveling to the game, admission will be free. Parking int he SFECU Lot is $10, while parking in the Dutch Lot is free.
Scouting the Retrievers (6-3):
-UMBC won its second-straight game after defeating Duquesne, 20-6, on Saturday, March 18. In the last two games, UMBC has outscored its opponents, 37-11.
-Against the Dukes, junior Carolyn Jamison and sophomore Sara Moeller notched career days with eight points off six goals and two assists. Sophomore Lauren McDonald continued an impressive offensive season so far by adding four more goals to the mix. Defensively, sophomore Kayla Renehan caused a career-high four turnovers.
-In goal, sophomore Carly Tolino got her first start between the pipes and picked up her second win of the season after making four saves against the Dukes. On the season, Tolino has a 36.0 save percentage and has made nine saves.
-Nationally, several Retrievers rank in the top 30 in different categories. Moeller is 23rd in the NCAA in total assists (16), while Jamison ranks 29th in goals per game (3.00). Senior Sam Nolan is 23rd in total goals (26) and total points (35). Among America East players, Moeller ranks second in total assists and third in assists per game (1.78), while Nolan is third in points and goals. Jamison ranks first among all America East players in free position percentage, scoring off 50 percent of her attempts.
Scouting the Great Danes (4-3):
-Albany enters the first weekend of conference play with a 4-3 record, most recently taking down Drexel, 20-7, on March 19. The 20-goal victory was the first for the Great Danes since April 25, 2015.
-Against the Dragons, Dakotah Savitcheff scored a career-high eight goals, which tied for second all-time in a single game in Albany history. Emma Powlin notched a personal-best six assists, which ranks fifth all-time in the Great Danes' record books.
-The Great Danes are led offensively by Sarah Martin, who has notched 41 points off 29 gals and 12 assists, Powlin (12g, 14a), and Savitcheff (17g). Savitcheff leads the conference in goals per game, scoring 4.25 per contest, with Martin sitting at second (4.14). In goal, Erin Leghart has started four games for Albany, making 32 saves for a 43.8 save percentage and has a 10.16 goals against average. Gerogia Schneidereith has started three contests between the pipes, making 16 saves and has a 10.80 goals against average.
-The Retrievers and Great Danes are meeting for the 18th time, with Albany holding an 11-6 lead in the series. The Great Danes have won the last five games, including a victory in the opening matchup of the America East Championship last season.