WOMEN’S SOCCER ATTEMPTS TO CAPTURE FIRST LEAGUE WIN THIS WEEKEND
UMBC (5-7-0, 0-3-0) will try to capture its first America East Conference victory this weekend when they host Stony Brook (5-5-3, 2-1-0) on Friday, 4 p.m., and Albany (2-12-0, 0-3-0) on Sunday, 1 p.m. at the UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC lost to conference rival Binghamton, 2-0, last Friday, before winning against non-conference foe Pittsburgh on Sunday by a score of 1-0. The win over the Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak, which dated back to September 19, when the Retrievers defeated Delaware State by a 5-0 count. The Retrievers' lone goal in the win over Pittsburgh was scored by J.J. Golibart (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) when she was able to convert on a penalty kick.
Stony Brook split a pair of games last week, as they were led by freshman Tiffany Fasullo, who scored two goals 15 seconds apart in the 86th minute to pace the Seawolves’ comeback in a 2-1 win over Vermont. She also added a goal in the 52nd minute and assisted on another in the 89th minute in Stony Brook’s 3-2 loss to Hartford. Currently, the Seawolves are led in scoring by Victoria Feliciano, who has six goals and two assists.
Albany fell to Hartford on Friday, when Nicole Hercules scored her third goal of the season, good for the Great Danes’ first goal since Sept. 24 at Iona. For the year, Albany is led in scoring by freshman Uju Ogbuawa, who has four goals and two assists. Meanwhile, Sara Rickard, who has four goals and one assist on the season, is currently tied with Anna Courtney as the school's all-time leading goal-scorer with 16.