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UMBC WOMENíS SOCCER TALLIES FIRST CONFERENCE VICTORY IN 3-0 SHUTOUT OF STONY BROOK
Cara Palmer scored her first career goal in UMBC's 3-0 win over Stony Brook.
Stony Brook, N.Y.-The UMBC womenís soccer team (7-5-0, 1-1-0) notched its first America East Conference victory of the season Sunday afternoon, shutting out Stony Brook (3-9-1, 0-3), 3-0. The Retrievers have won six of their last eight games after a 1-3 start and move a season-best two games above the .500 mark.
Sophomore forward Jessica Young (
UMBC took a 1-0 lead into halftime, and the score remained the same until the 51:24 mark, when freshman midfielder Cara Palmer (Odenton, Md.) converted a direct kick by senior midfielder Jessica Golibart (Olney, Md./Good Counsel). The goal was the first of Palmerís career, and it was Golibartís first assist of the season.
Just 19 seconds later, Young broke down the right side of the field and centered the ball to senior forward Missy Moore (
Freshman goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South
The Retrievers out-shot the Seawolves 18-10, but Stony Brook held a 6-5 advantage on corner kicks.
The win gives head coach Michelle Salmon 44 victories in her career and leaves her just two shy of becoming UMBCís all-time winningest womenís soccer coach. Jamie Watson recorded 46 wins in five years with the Retrievers.
UMBCís seven wins are just one shy of its entire 2004 total, and the Retrievers are off to their best 12-game start since 2001 when they also opened the season
The Retrievers return home Thursday, Oct. 8, to take on America East foe