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Men’s Basketball @ Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-5):
C- Robbie Jackson (10.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G- Adrian Satchell (4.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G- Matt Spadafora (8.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, .357 FG%)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (14.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, .418 FG%)
G- Chris De La Rosa (5.6 ppg, 6.4 apg, 2.8 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 bpg)
G- Shawn Grant (9.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, .429 FG%)
G- Nick Groce (2.4 ppg, 1.2 apg, .263 FG%)
G- Brian Neller (3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1 three per game)
G- Bakari Smith (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .250 FG%)

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Women’s Basketball vs. Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (1-2):
C- Topé Obajolu (5.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .571 FG%)
F- Meghan Colabella (10.3 ppg, 9.7 rpg, .480 FG%)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (18.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.6 apg)
G- Katie Brooks (6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.6 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Erin Brown (12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .552 FG%)
F- Chrissy Robinson (3.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (0.7 ppg, 2.0 apg, 1.6 apg)

Towson (2-1)
F- Kandace Davis (4.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, .545 FG%)
F- Haliena Snowden (4.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 spg)
G- Omara Parker (6.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.6 apg)
G- Simona Petronyte (3.0 ppg, 1.0 apg, .250 FG%)
G- Shanae Baker-Brice (21.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.6 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jessica Haywood (7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .700 FG%)
F- Dovile Miliauskaite (1.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G- Charmonique Watt (8.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.0 spg)

Last year when these two teams met the Retrievers walked away with a one point win. But that was in the RAC. While it is not a far drive at all, the women’s basketball team still has major problems on the road. Last season they lost by over 20.0 ppg and this season they lost their first road game by 22 points. While Michelle Kurowski is at the cusp of breaking out to that star level, and Carlee Cassidy is already there, the duo has to get things done on the road. It seems that when one has a good night the other struggled and if they both do well the rest of the team struggles. That has to stop and the entire team has to come together to get that much needed road win. So far this year Towson lost a game to Big East powerhouse West Virginia, but have solid home wins against Winthrop and North Carolina A&T since.

If UMBC wants to even their record this is a good opportunity. Towson is a decent team but not a team they are outmatched by in any stretch of the imagination. But they have to learn to win on the road and again, this is a good chance to get one.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (6-1=2, 1-0):
A- Ryan Smith (7 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Chris Jones (9 goals, 3 assists, 11 ground balls)
A- Matt Latham (12 goals, 3 assists, 15 ground balls)
M- Alex Hopmann (20 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Peet Poillon (12 goals, 16 assists, 6 ground balls)
M- Kyle Wimer (16 goals, 9 assists, 25 ground balls)
D- Brian Schneider (9 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)
D- Kevin Goedeke (9 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
D- Steve Settembrino (11 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
GK- Jeremy Blevins (78 saves, 53.8save%)
FO- Justin Radebaugh (30-78, 38.5%)

Key Reserves:
A- Rob Grimm (5 goals, 9 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Rich May (2 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball)
M- Jamie Kimbles (3 goals, 0 assists, 1 ground ball)
LSM- Mike Camardo (25 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers)
D- Matt Kresse (3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover)

Towson (4-4, 2-0):
A- Bill McCutcheon (17 goals, 8 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Matt Lamon (2 goals, 2 assists, 4 ground balls)
A- Tim Stratton (5 goals, 3 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Brock Armour (5 goals, 4 assists, 6 ground balls)
M- Randall Cooper (4 goals, 8 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Justin Schneider (2 goals, 6 assists, 3 ground balls)
D- Joe Wascavage (16 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers)
D- Marc Ingerman (7 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
D- Matt Richter (16 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)
GK- Rob Wheeler (85 saves, 56.7save%)
FO- Mitchell Rosenberg (92-152, 60.1%)

Key Reserves:
A- Will Harrington (6 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls)
A- Pat Britton (4 goals, 0 assists, 1 ground ball)
M- Scott Ruhl (2 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls)
M- Peter Mezzanotte (2 goals, 1 assists, 15 ground balls)
M- Mitchell Rosenberg (1 goal, 0 assists, 52 ground balls)
D- Cameron Zook (16 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)

Aside from being two local rivals, this game has potential to b very interesting. UMBC has won their last three, as has Towson. UMBC has a very high powered and potent offense. Towson has a shutdown defense. UMBC struggles with face-offs. Towson is one of the best face-off teams. All this game is going to boil down to is UMBC’s midfield vs. Towson’s defense. Towson has a dominate defense, especially over the last few games. But UMBC has three of the best midfielders in the country, all of whom are being considered for player of the year. The safe bet would be to go with UMBC for the win. They are at home, ranked six in the nation with a very high powered offense and great goalie. But Towson will not just sit down and let UMBC walk all over them. Bill McCutcheon is a mismatch for defenses and can have a lot of success. He can pass the ball off to somebody while he’s double teamed and make teams pay that way. UMBC’s biggest problem is face-offs. Towson very well may dominatw face-offs but Zimmerman is sticking with his man in Justin Radebaugh. Get him experience for the future and realize he’s just a freshman. Just hope your defense can hold up and the offense can get in a rhythm and make up for the lack of face-offs won.

Written by Corey Johns

March 31, 2009 at 1:17 am

Women’s Lacrosse Drops Third Straight To Towson, 14-8

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It wasn’t a great night for the women’s lacrosse team. The weather conditions were brutally cold but Towson had to play in it as well. Kara Dorr and Carrie Parris each scored two goals and four other scored one but they lost the game on the turf. They lost the ground ball battle 23-17 and the Draw control battle 15-9. When you don’t have possession you can’t win and today was no exception. I’m going to say this was a good read on the team’s talent and it’s not looking good.

Written by Corey Johns

March 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Women’s Basketball in Fourth Straight in 69-68 Contest

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Obiously when it’s a one point difference it was a close game. But this was impressive. Towson was undefeated in a better conference and UMBC won it’s fourth straight.

Naturally, Carlee Cassidy was named player of the game with 23 points while Michelle Kurowski racked up 22 points. Erin Brown just continues to prove me wrong by getting her second double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Meghan Colabella also had a soldi game with six points and six rebounds.

The onyl problem with UMBC in the game was rebounding. Towson out rebounded UMBC 50-38, but no team is perfect. One thing is for sure, UMBC has people who can score. They did it without Katie Brooks scoring near 20 points (she only scored two). I’m really likeing this team and really think they can contende. 36.8% from behind the arc is just good shooting.

Written by Corey Johns

December 7, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Red-Hot Shooting Tigers Down UMBC 86-65

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By red-hot I mean a team that his 54% from the field and 56% from three point territory with a school record 14 threes, 10 in the first half. It wasn’t all terrible. Darryl Proctor recorded his 31st career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Chauncey Gillaim tied his career high with 17 points, and Richard Flemming had 13. UMBC lead in every major stat except the percentages, final score, and bench scoring. The bench was the biggest difference. Gilliam came of the bench and score 17 of the teams 18 points from the bench but 36 points for Towson came off the bench. Aside from that the problem as the defense (1-3-1 press) but the Tigers, and they seemed to have a hnd in every play just like Toledo did. Also, the lnegth and height of the CAA team which rankes higher than the America East, was just too much and more athletic than UMBC. It’s a game we really wanted to win but again, it’s non-conference and doesn’t matter, kind of. Good news though is Matt Spadafora played dispite the stiches in his eye.

Written by Corey Johns

December 4, 2008 at 5:53 am

Volleyball vs. Towson Preview

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The retriever athletic site has a great write up on the Volleyball team so far with a lot of stats and records.

But tomorrow the volleyball team hosts Towson in what should be a very tough test for the Retrievers. Towson is having a great season with a 14-6 record including nine games which were either 3-0 sweeps or 3-1 victories. Towson is lead by three strong scoring threats, Maddie Haseltine, Alysha Fanning, and Valerie Chromy.  Katee Luecke leads the team with 689 assists of the teams 821 and Missy Rohrbaugh (257) and Haseltine (192) lead the team in digs.

Currently the longstanding tradition of the game is lead by Towson 34-30-1.

Also don’t miss during the second and third sets the men’s basketball team will receiver there championship rings from winning the conference last year.

Written by Corey Johns

October 15, 2008 at 12:21 am