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ROAD GAMES AT BOSTON U. AND MAINE WRAP UP WOMEN’S SOCCER REGULAR SEASON
Marye Hearin and the Retrievers wrap up the regular season this week with two conference road games.
With 10 points, UMBC is fifth in the conference, two points ahead of
UMBC is still in contention to host the first two rounds on Oct. 28 and 30. In order for that to happen, the Retrievers must win both remaining games, the Terriers must lose twice and
A Look Ahead
Thursday, Oct. 20 – UMBC at
Sunday, Oct. 23 – UMBC at Maine, 12 p.m., Alumni Field: The Black Bears (9-5-1, 4-1-1 AE) saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Oct. 15 when they lost to Binghamton, 1-0. Marie-Andree Canuel, who was named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week last week, notched a hat trick along with an assist against Albany on Oct. 14. It was the second time this season that Canuel scored three goals in a game. Canuel leads
Moving Up the Ranks
With the Retrievers’ last win, a 4-0 victory over
Senior forward Missy Moore (
In less than two full seasons, sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) has joined the Retrievers’ top 10 goals list with 18 and is just one point from the top 10 in scoring with 41 points. 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), goals (12), goals per game (0.75) and game-winning goals (6). She also ranks second in points per game (1.56) and third in shots per game (3.19). Junior forward Amanda DiCarlo (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada/St. Paul’s) is third in the conference in goals (10) and goals per game (0.67), fifth in points (18) and points per game (1.33) and eighth in shots per game (2.53). Moore and Morrison are tied for fifth in the league with four assists and ninth with 0.25 assists per game. Freshman goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) is third in the conference in saves per game (5.64), fifth in goals against average (0.97) and seventh in shutouts per game (0.36), while freshman Christine Bacinski (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales) is fifth in saves per game (5.33), seventh in GAA (1.07) and tied for eighth in shutouts per game (0.33).
As a team, the Retrievers are second in the America East in points (80), points per game (5.00), goals (31) and goals per game (1.94). UMBC is also fourth in the conference in shots per game (12.56), assists per game (1.12) and goals against average (1.00) and fifth in saves per game (5.83) and shutouts per game (0.44).
Retrievers Earn Conference Honors
Bukowski was named both America East Co-Rookie of the Week and Eastern College Athletic Conference Division-I Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 9. Bukowski notched two shutouts on the week, totaling six saves in two games. She tallied five saves in a 1-0 victory over conference rival
A week earlier, Young earned America East Player of the Week honors after totaling seven points in two games. Young scored three goals, including both game-winners, on the weekend. She scored twice against Howard, giving UMBC a 2-0 halftime lead with the eventual game-winner, then adding another goal early in the second period. At Stony Brook, Young scored the first goal of the contest and assisted on the second, her first dish of the season.
The Retrievers’ loss to
Looking Back: Week 8 (0-1-1)
Thursday, Oct. 13 – UMBC 1, Binghamton 1: The Retrievers’ game at conference foe Binghamton was called in the 71st minute as rain battered the playing field, ending the contest in a 1-1 tie. After the Bearcats’ Lauren Massey opened the scoring just 5:20 into the game, DiCarlo knotted the score in the 25th minute on a 30-yard free kick. The score remained 1-1 until the game was halted at the 70:20 mark. Bukowski stopped 10 shots for the Retrievers.
Sunday, Oct. 16 –
The Retrievers are 9-6-1 on the season, including 3-2-1 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, losses to Liberty, American, Radford, Loyola and America East rivals New Hampshire and Vermont, and a tie with league foe Binghamton.
Aug. 26 -
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 junior midfielder Andrea Perkinson (Laurel, Md./Laurel) 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 senior midfielder/back Jessica Golibart (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) 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.
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 Perkinson each registered assists in the game.