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Tagger Scores Twice in UMBCís 4-1 Win Over Radford in Womenís Soccer
Freshman Arielle Tagger scored the first two goals of her career in UMBC's 4-1 victory over Radford.
Baltimore-Freshman midfielder Arielle Tagger scored the first two goals of her career to lead the UMBC womenís soccer team past Radford, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium. At 3-2-1, the Retrieversí record is above the .500 mark for the first time this season, while the Highlanders fall to 2-3-0.
Tagger broke a scoreless tie in the 23rd minute when she dribbled around Radford goalie Tara Oleartchick and put the ball in the net from about five yards out. But the Highlanders knotted the score less than four minutes later on Lisa Channonís free kick at 26:10.
The teams took a 1-1 draw into halftime, but Tagger again broke the tie, putting the ball in the upper right corner from 25 yards out at the 58:23 mark for the 2-1 UMBC lead.
Tagger was fouled in the 73rd minute, and junior forward Jessica Young scored on the ensuing penalty shot for her team-best fourth goal of the season and the 22nd of her career. She has scored a goal in four of the Retrieversí last five games.
But UMBC was not done yet, as Young sent a pass to senior midfielder Mary Hearin, who scored just 1:26 later, at the 73:27 mark, for the 4-1 lead and her career-best third goal of the season. She has scored in three of the Retrieversí last four games. The assist gave Young a season-high three points in the game and 50 in her career, moving her into a tie with Shannon Bagrosky for seventh all-time at UMBC.
The four goals are the most the Retrievers have scored since Oct. 9, 2005, in a 4-0 victory over
UMBC sophomore goalie Catie Bukowski recorded one save and allowed one goal in 90 minutes of play. Oleartchick also went the distance for Radford, posting five saves and allowing four goals.
UMBC out-shot the Highlanders, 15-9, and held a 3-1 advantage on corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action next weekend for the Kick Out Cancer Tournament in