Women's Lacrosse Welcomes UC Davis in Final Non-Conference Game of 2017

Photo by Jack Miller
Photo by Jack Miller

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The UMBC women's lacrosse team will take a break from America East play to host UC Davis in the final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, March 28. The opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Fans can view live stats of the game at umbcretrievers.com and will be able to watch a live stream of the game at umbcretrievers.tv.

Scouting the Retrievers (6-4):
-UMBC dropped its America East opener in a 19-12 loss at Albany on Saturday, March 25. After being down, 15-2, at the half, the Retrievers used a 7-0 run in the second period to close the Great Danes' lead to 17-10.

-Five Retrievers had multi-goal games, led by senior Sam Nolan and sophomore Sara Moeller with four points of two goals and two assists. Nolan leads the team with 28 goals and is just one away from becoming the 17th player to reach the century mark in her career; junior Carolyn Jamison is just five scores away from hitting the 100-goal plateau.

-Among America East teams, the Retrievers rank third in goals per game (13.00) and assists per game (6.50), ground balls per game (17.30), caused turnovers per game (9.30), and points per game (19.50).

-Nolan ranks fifth among conference players in goals per game (2.80) and sixth in points per game (3.90). Jamison is fourth in points per contest, averaging 4.12 points off 2.75 goals. Moeller is fourth in the conference in assists per game (1.80).

Scouting the Aggies (4-5):
-UC Davis heads for the East Coast after completing a four-game homestand with a 4-5 overall record and a 1-2 record in the Mountain Pacific Sport Federation. Most recently, the Aggies picked up a 20-6 victory over conference foes Saint Mary's on Sunday, March 19.

-The Aggies are led by Taylor Cuenin, who ranks in the top five among MPSF players in points (second, 4.33 per game), goals (second, 3.11), draw controls (third, 4.22), and caused turnovers (first, 3.22). The sophomore has 39 points off a team-leading 28 goals and 11 assists. UC Davis also has offensive production from Shannon Cross (17g, 10a), Amanda Outcalt (15g, 9a), Melissa Kellan (13g, 5a), and Kelsey DeJesus (12g, 6a).

-In goal, Lauren Ali has played and started all nine games for the Aggies and has made 69 saves for a 44.2 save percentage and has an 11.52 goals against average. Grace Richards, a Bel Air, Md. native, has also seen time between the pipes, making nine stops in 33 shots faced.

Series History:
This will be the first meeting between UMBC and UC Davis.

Career Watch:
Senior Sam Nolan and junior Carolyn Jamison are both on track to hit the 100-goal plateau this season and will become the 17th and 18th players in UMBC history to hit the century mark in their careers; Nolan currently has 99 goals, while Jamison sits at 95. Nolan has 151 points and needs just two more to tie for tenth overall in program history.