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UMBC WOMEN’S SOCCER GETS READY FOR TOUGH FINAL STRETCH
Missy Moore and fellow senior Jessica Golibart will be honored before Sunday's game against Vermont, the Retrievers' final home contest of the season.
Baltimore, Md.-With only four games left in the regular season and a conference tournament berth at stake, the UMBC women’s soccer team (9-5-0, 3-1-0 America East) heads into an important final stretch. The Retrievers travel to Vestal, N.Y., Thursday to take on America East rival Binghamton at 1 p.m., then return to UMBC Stadium for their final home game of the season and Senior Day on Sunday when they face league foe Vermont at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13 – UMBC at
Sunday, Oct. 16 – UMBC vs.
Retrievers to Honor Seniors on Sunday
Sunday’s game against
Retrievers Earn Conference Honors
Freshman goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South
A week earlier, sophomore forward Jessica Young (
Moving Up the Ranks
With the weekend’s two wins, Head Coach Michelle Salmon tied Jamie Watson as the winningest women’s soccer coach in UMBC history. In her sixth season at the helm, Salmon boasts a career record of 46-47-7. Former Retriever coach Watson was 46-44-3 in her five years at UMBC.
In less than two full seasons, Young has joined the Retrievers’ top 10 goals list with 18 and is just one point from the top 10 with 41. With an assist against
Player G A Pts.
1. Denise Schilte 55 38 148
2. Erin Lesh 35 17 87
3. Kasy Kruger 23 36 82
5. Kristen Einarson 25 13 63
1. Denise Schilte 55
2. Erin Lesh 35
4. Kristen Einarson 25
5. Kasy Kruger 23
6. Shannon Bagrosky 20
Kathy Zonis 20
8. Jessica Young 18
Ruth Higgins 18
Christa Gredlein 18
Nicole Grinspoon 18
7. Christa Gredlein 11
8. Shannon Bagrosky 10
10. Amy Morrison 7
Lee Custer 7
Debbie Tripp 7
Sue Feliciano 7
Eileen Sandleitner 7
Beast in the
Young leads the America East in many offensive categories, including points (25), points per game (1.79), goals (12), goals per game (0.86), game-winning goals (6) and shots (46). She also ranks third in shots per game (3.29). Junior forward Amanda DiCarlo (
As a team, the Retrievers lead the America East in points (78), points per game (5.57), goals (30), goals per game (2.14) and shutouts (7). UMBC is also second in the conference in shutouts per game (0.50), third in shots per game (13.21) and fourth in goals against average (0.99).
The Retrievers have won four in a row and eight of their last 10 games, and they are a season-best four games above the .500 mark. The nine victories surpass their entire 2004 season total of eight… Bukowski has blanked three consecutive opponents and has allowed only one goal in her last 360:00 to lower her goals against average to 0.93. She has recorded four shutouts on the season… Young scored twice against
Looking Back: Week 7 (2-0)
Thursday, Oct. 6 – UMBC 1,
Sunday, Oct. 9 – UMBC 4, Albany 0: Young and DiCarlo each scored twice as the Retrievers defeated conference rival Albany, 4-0, at UMBC Stadium. Morrison and junior midfielder Andrea Perkinson (
The Retrievers are 9-5-0 on the season, including 3-1-0 in America East Conference play, with wins over George Washington, St. Peter’s, Mount St. Mary’s, Rider, Longwood, Howard, Stony Brook, Hartford and Albany and losses to Liberty, American, Radford, Loyola and America East rival New Hampshire.
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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 Retrievers shut out the Peahens, 4-0, on day one of the UMBC Invitational. 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. Junior back Mary Hearin (
Sunday, Sept. 11 – UMBC 3, Mount St. Mary’s 0: The Retrievers moved back to .500 on the season with a 3-0 shutout of Mount St. Mary’s on the second day of the UMBC Invitational at UMBC Stadium. Young got UMBC on the board right out of the gates, scoring her fourth goal of the season just 1:05 in. Junior forward Kelly Fiorani (
Friday, Sept. 16 – Loyola 2, UMBC 0: The Retrievers fell to local rival Loyola, 2-0. The Greyhounds, 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
Friday, Sept. 23 – UMBC 1, Longwood 0: Young scored in the 47th minute, and the goal was all the Retrievers needed, as UMBC shut out Longwood, 1-0. After a scoreless first half, Young converted a pass from Perkinson for the eventual game-winner. It was the first assist of Perkinson’s career. Bukowski totaled nine saves and earned her first career shutout.
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.
Friday, Sept. 30 – UMBC 5, Howard 1: The Retrievers dominated Howard (1-8-1), 5-1.
Sunday, Oct. 2 – UMBC 3, Stony Brook 0: The Retrievers notched their first America East Conference victory of the season, shutting out Stony Brook (3-9-1, 0-3), 3-0. Young scored UMBC’s first goal of the game in the 21st minute on a breakaway after a corner kick. Palmer converted a direct kick by Golibart in the 52nd minute for the first goal of her career. It was Golibart’s first assist of the season. Just 19 seconds later, DiCarlo scored her third goal of the weekend, while Young and Moore were each credited with assists. Bukowski notched her second career shutout and tallied four saves on the day.
The Retrievers end the season on the road with games at league-leading