WASHINGTON, D.C. – UMBC women's soccer remained unbeaten on Friday night at Greene Stadium with the help of senior midfielder Lilly Rydon (Adelaide, South Australia) scoring the game's only goal early in the opening period to defeat Howard, 1-0.
The Retrievers improve to 3-0 on the season for just the fourth time in program history, while Howard falls to 0-2 early in the season.
Rydon's score came 6:33 into the contest off a misplayed ball from the Bison's goalkeeper Kyra Dickinson. The senior midfielder finished into the open net for her first score of the young 2014 season, marking the fourth Retriever to score in the campaign's opening three games.
UMBC goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) helped the Retrievers coast to victory, posting seven saves in her second shutout of the season.
The Retrievers held a 15-10 advantage in shots and a 4-0 lead in corner kicks. Dickinson finished the night with eight stops.
On the Horizon
-UMBC returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 2 when it travels to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on Bucknell at 7 p.m. at Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium.
-The Retrievers also posted 3-0 starts in 1990, 1993, and 1996.
-UMBC improves to a perfect 12-0 all-time against Howard.
-Red-shirt sophomore Preslie Quaranta saw her first collegiate-action since Oct. 21, 2011.