Boehmer’s Goal Aids Women's Soccer to 1-1 Draw with Lehigh

Boehmer’s Goal Aids Women's Soccer to 1-1 Draw with Lehigh

BALTIMORE, Md. - Senior Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) scored her second goal of the season, as UMBC (2-4-3) drew a 1-1 tie with Lehigh (5-2-2) on Monday night at Retriever Soccer Park to finish out the non-conference part of their schedule.

Lehigh began the game by going on the offense often. Their first shot came in the fourth minute and was followed up by another shot three minutes later. UMBC junior goalkeeper Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa./Pine-Richland) and the rest of the Retrievers defense played extremely well, with Lehigh finishing the first half with 11 shots. The only UMBC shot in the first half came off the foot of Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge), but was kicked wide in the 16th minute.

The second half started off the opposite of the first half, with Boehmer scoring off on a penalty kick 1:42 into the half. She was tripped up just inside the box to set up the penalty kick to give UMBC the 1-0 lead.

Lehigh would attempt a few more shots, before finally netting one in the 75th minute from Maggie Wadsworth coming off a pass from Clare Severe off the left corner of the box to tie the game at one apiece. The two teams would trade shots back-and-forth for the next 15 minutes, with Lehigh getting off a shot with 25 seconds to try and win the game, but was saved to send the game to overtime.

The first overtime period started off slow, with only a UMBC corner kick happening. The second overtime period, however, was the opposite, much like the two halves of regulation. Lehigh attempted a shot 48 seconds into the stanza, with Roth able to save it. Lehigh would get in four more shots before the final buzzer rang to end the game in a draw.

Lehigh saw action from two goalkeepers, with Lidia Breen earning the tie after allowing the lone goal and making one save; she played 45 of the 110 minutes after starting the second half. Sam Miller started the first half and both overtime periods and played the remaining 65 minutes.

Roth played all 110 minutes in goal for the Retrievers, making eight saves, her second-most in a game this season, with six of them coming in the final 65 minutes.

UMBC returns to action on Sunday, September 24, as they open up their conference slate of the season with a 1:00 pm kickoff against defending conference champions Albany at Retriever Soccer Park.