Morgan Warrington scored her second goal of the season against N.C. State.
BALTIMOREóNorth Carolina State forward Kara Baldy scored twice to lead the visiting Wolfpack (7-0-0) past the UMBC womenís soccer team (1-6-0) by a score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon at a sun-drenched and steamy UMBC Soccer Stadium.
Baldy gave the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead late in the 17th minute, when she dribbled around a UMBC defender and buried her shot in the top-right corner of the net.
N.C. State took that 1-0 lead into halftime before Baldy added to her teamís advantage late in the 60th minute. Midfielder Meredith Parrilla collected the ball off a ricochet from a corner kick and sent it to Baldy, who finished it off for the 2-0 Wolfpack lead.
But the Retrievers turned up the pressure in the second half. After getting out-shot, 11-3, before halftime, UMBC took eight shots in the second period.
In the 65th minute, junior midfielder JoAnne Jackson (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) passed the ball to sophomore midfielder Morgan Warrington (Magnolia, Del./St. Thomas Moore Prep), who turned and buried her shot in the top left corner after three touches to pull the Retrievers back to within striking distance at 2-1. It was Warringtonís second goal of the season, as she has accounted for both of UMBCís tallies in 2008. The goal was also the first allowed by N.C. State goalie Kim Kern this season.
The Retrievers had two opportunities late in the game to tie the score, but Kern came up with saves on both.
UMBC senior goalie Christine Bacinski (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales) recorded a career-high 11 saves in the game, while Kern stopped five shots.
N.C. State outshot UMBC, 24-11, in the game and held a 6-5 advantage on corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 17, when they host Drexel at 4 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium in the conclusion of their four-game home stand.