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WOMEN’S SOCCER ON THE ROAD AGAINST LOYOLA, RIDER THIS WEEKEND
Amy Morrison has three assists and five points on the season, both career highs.
The UMBC women’s soccer team (3-3-0) will take on two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents this weekend, taking on local rival Loyola and Rider on the road. The Retrievers will face Loyola Friday at 3 p.m. on the campus of the College of Notre Dame before traveling to
A Look Ahead
Friday, Sept. 16 – UMBC at Loyola, 3 p.m., at the
Sunday, Sept. 18 – UMBC at Rider, 1 p.m., Rider Campus Soccer Field, Lawrenceville, N.J.: The Broncs (0-4-1) are coming off a 1-0 double-overtime loss to UMBC’s America East rival Maine and will host High Point on Friday before facing the Retrievers on Sunday. Aileen Ascolese, Brittney Smith and Stephanie Madden are tied for the team lead with one goal and two points apiece. Goalie Kim Carter has registered 26 saves while allowing eight goals for a 1.47 GAA and .758 save percentage. The Broncs were picked to finish third in the MAAC preseason poll, with senior back Jen Marcella and junior midfielder Kelli Burke selected to the preseason All-MAAC team. Rider defeated UMBC, 3-2, last season. The all-time series is tied at 1-1-0.
Looking Back: Week 3 (2-0)
Friday, Sept. 0 – UMBC 4, St. Peter’s 0: Four different Retrievers scored and UMBC shut down St. Peter’s offense, as the women’s soccer team shut out the Peahens, 4-0, on day one of the UMBC Invitational at UMBC Stadium. Freshman midfielder Kali Schwartz (Congers, N.Y./Clarkstown South) scored the first two goals of her career, while sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) scored her team-leading third goal of the season and sophomore midfielder Amy Morrison (Crofton, Md./South River) added the first of her career. Junior back Mary Hearin (
Sunday, Sept. 11 – UMBC 3,
The Retrievers are 3-3-0 on the season, with wins over George Washington, St. Peter’s and Mount St. Mary’s 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.
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.
Moving Up the Ranks
With six more wins, Retriever head coach Michelle Salmon will become the winningest women’s soccer coach in UMBC history. In her sixth season at the helm, Salmon boasts a career record of 40-47-7. Former Retriever coach Jamie Watson was 46-44-3 in her five years at UMBC.
Senior forward Missy Moore (
Player G A Pts.
1. Denise Schilte 55 38 148
2. Erin Lesh 35 17 87
3. Kasy Kruger 23 36 82
4. Kristen Einarson 25 13 63
1. Denise Schilte 55
2. Erin Lesh 35
4. Kristen Einarson 25
5. Kasy Kruger 23
Morrison’s six career assists leave her one away from the Retrievers’ all-time top 10 list. Four players are tied for ninth place with seven assists apiece.
Beast in the
Young is tops in the America East with 3.5 shots per game, second with 0.67 goals per game and fourth with 1.33 points per game, while DiCarlo is fourth with 0.60 goals per game and fifth with 1.20 points per game. Morrison is second with 0.50 assists per game. Bacinski is fifth with 0.33 shutouts per game, sixth with a 1.08 GAA and seventh with 5.33 saves per game. As a team, the Retrievers lead the conference with 1.57 points per game and 1.83 shots per game. UMBC ranks third with 12.50 shots per game, 1.00 assists per game and 0.50 shutouts per game, and is fourth with a 0.99 team GAA.
Young scored twice this weekend, including the game-winner against the Mount, and leads the Retrievers with four goals and eight points…Schwartz scored the first two goals of her career in the victory over St. Peter’s, including the game-winner…Morrison scored the first goal of her career against St. Peter’s and added her team-leading third assist of the season against Mount St. Mary’s. She has a career-high five points, surpassing her 2004 total of three…Bacinski recorded the second shutout of her career against St. Peter’s and has tallied 32 saves on the season, with a 1.07 GAA and .842 save percentage…DiCarlo is second on the team with three goals and six points. All three of her goals have come on assists from Morrison.