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Retrievers Blanked by Penn, 3-0, in Women’s Soccer Action
PHILADELPHIA—The UMBC women’s soccer team (1-9-0) dropped its fifth straight match Wednesday evening, falling to Pennsylvania (3-3-1) by a score of 3-0 at Rhodes Field.
The Retrievers controlled the first 10 minutes before the Quakers took over. Late in the 26th minute, Penn forward Mara Fintzi’s shot was deflected by a UMBC defender, but right to Quaker forward Kristin Kaiser, who pounded the rebound for the first goal of the game.
Penn kept up the pressure in the opening minutes of the second half. Late in the 60th minute, with the Retrievers pressed up for a free kick, the ball was cleared by the Quakers and landed at the feet of defender Michelle Drugan, who proceeded on a 60-yard run down the left side, slipped past a defender and lined a shot into the upper-right corner for a 2-0 lead.
Forward Allyson Gordon completed the scoring in the 81st minute, putting home a cross from forward Molly Weir at the near post.
Making her first start of the season, senior goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) recorded nine saves for the Retrievers, while Penn keeper Sara Rose made two stops.
The Quakers out-shot UMBC, 21-5, including 14-2 in the second half, and held a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, Sept. 28, when they begin America East Conference play against