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Retrievers Play George Washington to 1-1 Draw in Women’s Soccer Home Opener
Mo Van Vlerah made a career-high 10 saves against George Washington.
BALTIMORE—UMBC freshman midfielder Katie Gitlin (
Late in the 36th minute, the Retrievers were awarded a corner kick, which freshman back Aly Gazarek (
But just 18 seconds into the second period, George Washington midfielder Taryn Dietrich took the ball down the left side and beat Van Vlerah one-on-one to tie the match. The teams combined for 10 more shots in the half, but none found their mark, sending the game into overtime.
The Retrievers took the only shot of the first extra period, a header by junior midfielder Sandra Vacarino (
The Colonials controlled the next 10 minutes, but all three shots were saved by Van Vlerah, including one with 53 seconds remaining.
The Colonials outshot the Retrievers, 14-7, and held a 10-4 advantage on corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when they take on regional rival George Mason in
NOTES: It was UMBC’s first overtime game since Oct. 7, 2007, at