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WOMEN’S SOCCER HOSTS UMBC INVITATIONAL THIS WEEKEND
Amanda DiCarlo is tied for the team lead with two goals.
A Look Ahead
Friday, Sept. 9 – UMBC vs. St. Peter’s, 7:30 p.m., UMBC Stadium: St. Peter’s (0-4-0) is coming off a 1-0 loss to
Sunday, Sept. 11 – UMBC vs.
Looking Back: Week 2 (0-2)
Sept. 2 – American 2, UMBC 1: Despite an early goal from sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone), the Retrievers lost to American, 2-1, as Eagles’ midfielder Marcela Ricupero scored two unanswered goals. UMBC jumped out of the gate strong, as Young scored her second goal of the season on a breakaway just 1:58 into the game. Despite heavy pressure from American’s offense, UMBC held a 1-0 lead for more than 30 minutes, thanks in part to clutch saves by freshman goalkeeper Christine Bacinski (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales). She set a new career high with eight saves, and she had tied her previous career high of six by the end of the first half.
Sept. 4 – Radford 1, UMBC 0, OT: The Retrievers dropped a 1-0 overtime heartbreaker to the Highlanders on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University when Radford midfielder Lisa Channon scored from 12 yards out 8:41 into the extra period. Bacinski matched her career high with eight saves.
The Retrievers are 1-3-0 on the season, with a win over George Washington and losses to
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Aug. 28 – UMBC 1, George Washington 0: The Retrievers earned their first victory of the season, defeating a regionally ranked George Washington team on the Colonials’ home field. The teams took a scoreless tie into halftime, but DiCarlo struck again in the game’s 70th minute, converting a pass from Morrison for the game’s only goal. It was the second time in as many games DiCarlo and Morrison hooked up for a goal, as the duo was responsible for UMBC’s first goal of the season on Friday. Bacinski tallied six saves, equaling her total from Friday’s game, and earned her first collegiate shutout in only her second career game.
DiCarlo and Young lead the Retrievers with two goals apiece…Morrison leads the team with two assists and is one away from equaling her 2003 total of three…Both of DiCarlo’s goals have come on assists from Morrison…Young, an America East All-Rookie Team selection in 2004, led the Retrievers in goals (6), shots (57) and points (16) and tied for the lead in assists (4) last season…Bacinski has tallied 28 saves in four games, with a 1.46 GAA and .824 save percentage. She is the first true freshman to start between the pipes for the Retrievers since Robin Babaris in 2002. Babaris, who will sit out the 2005 season with a knee injury, was named an All-Conference Honorable Mention last year, registering 79 saves while allowing only 27 goals and posting three shutouts.