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WOMEN’S SOCCER PREPARES FOR HOWARD AND STONY BROOK
Missy Moore and the Retrievers are in action twice this weekend.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s soccer team (5-5-0, 0-1-0 America East) is in action twice this weekend, hosting Howard at 7 p.m. Friday before traveling to Stony Brook to resume America East Conference play at 12 p.m. Sunday.
A Look Ahead
Friday, Sept. 30 – UMBC vs. Howard, 7 p.m., UMBC Stadium: The Retrievers and Bison have faced off each of the last four years, with UMBC coming away victorious each time, including two straight 1-0 wins. Last season at Howard, forward Kelly Fiorani (
Sunday, Oct. 2 – UMBC at Stony Brook, 12 p.m., LaVelle Stadium: The Seawolves (3-7-1, 0-1-0 America East) are coming off a 1-0 loss to Boston University in its America East Conference opener on Sunday and will face league foe Binghamton on Thursday before the Retrievers hit town. Tiffany Fasullo leads Stony Brook with three goals and seven points. Goalie Cindy Bennett has recorded 58 saves against 17 goals allowed for a 1.51 GAA and a .773 save percentage in 1010:00. Since joining the America East in 2003, the Retrievers are 1-1 against the Seawolves. Last season, UMBC won 2-1 on a game-winner by Mary Hearin (
Looking Back: Week 5 (1-1)
Friday, Sept. 23 – UMBC 1, Longwood 0: Sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) scored in the 47th minute, and the goal was all the Retrievers needed, as UMBC shut out Longwood (2-6-0), 1-0, at UMBC Stadium. After a scoreless first half, Young converted a pass from junior midfielder Andrea Perkinson (Laurel, Md./Laurel) for the eventual game-winner. It was the first assist of Perkinson’s career. Freshman goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South
Sunday, Sept. 25 – New Hampshire 4, UMBC 3 (OT): Four combined goals in six and a half minutes late in the second half sent the game to overtime, but the Retrievers dropped their America East Conference opener at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers are 5-5-0 on the season, with wins over George Washington, St. Peter’s, Mount St. Mary’s, Rider and Longwood 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 Young, 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 Bacinski. 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.
Friday, Sept. 9 – 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 Young scored her team-leading third goal of the season and Morrison added the first of her career. Hearin recorded her first assist of the season on Schwartz’s first goal. The Retrievers out-shot the Peahens, 22-2, including 13-1 in the first half. Bacinski registered two saves while recording the second shutout of her career.
Sunday, Sept. 11 – UMBC 3,
Friday, Sept. 16 – Loyola 2, UMBC 0: The Retrievers fell to local rival Loyola, 2-0. The Greyhounds (4-3-0), ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic region, out-shot the Retrievers, 28-5, and got two goals from senior forward Ali Andrzejewski to secure the shutout. Making her first start in only her second game action, Bukowski kept the Retrievers in the contest, recording 10 saves in 90 minutes.
Sunday, Sept. 18 – UMBC 2, Rider 1: The Retrievers moved back to .500 with a 2-1 victory over Rider on the Broncs’ home field. After a scoreless first half, Schwartz scored just over a minute into the second period to give UMBC a 1-0 lead. About 12 minutes later, Young converted a pass from
Moving Up the Ranks
With four more wins, 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 42-47-7. Former Retriever coach Jamie Watson was 46-44-3 in her five years at UMBC.
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
27 8 62 Moore
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 second in the America East with 3.4 shots per game and 0.30 game-winning goals per game, and third with 0.70 goals per game and 1.40 points per game, while DiCarlo and Schwartz are tied for seventh with 0.33 goals per game. Morrison is fifth with 0.30 assists per game. Bukowski leads the league in saves per game at 6.20, while Bacinski is seventh at 5.33. Bacinski is tied for fifth with 0.33 shutouts per game, while Bukowski is ninth with 0.20 shutouts per game. Bacinski is sixth in the conference with a 1.07 GAA, while Bukowski is eighth with a 1.54 GAA. The Retrievers are third in the league with 1.70 goals per game and 0.40 shutouts per game.
The Retrievers have won four of their last six games after starting the season 1-3…Young scored two goals this weekend, including the game-winner against Longwood and the game-tying goal with 5:15 left against UNH to send the contest into overtime. She leads the team with a career-high seven goals, 14 points, 34 shots and three GWG…Bukowski notched her first career shutout against Longwood and tallied 13 saves on the weekend, including nine against the Lancers. She has tallied 31 saves against seven goals allowed in five games, including four starts, for a 1.54 GAA and .814 save percentage…Moore and Morrison are tied for the team lead in assists with three apiece…Morrison scored the second goal of her career against UNH and is second on the team with a career-high seven points…DiCarlo and Schwartz are tied for second on the team with three goals apiece. All three of DiCarlo’s goals have come on assists from Morrison…Bacinski started the first six games of the season between the pipes for the Retrievers, tallying 32 saves and two shutouts against only six goals allowed for a 1.07 GAA and .842 save percentage.
The Retrievers host two America East opponents next week at UMBC Stadium.