The UMBC women's soccer team had the edge this windy afternoon as they beat Old Dominion by a score of 2-1 during a non-conference game at the UMBC Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Retrievers extended their win streak to five games and improved their record to 5-5. The Old Dominion Lady Monarchs are now 1-7-3.
Both of the Retriever goals were scored in the first half by freshman Amanda DiCarlo (Ontario, Canada/St. Paul's). Last week, DiCarlo was Rookie of the Week for the America East Conference after she scored two goals coming off the bench against Albany. The story reads much the same today for DiCarlo, who did not start in today's match, but was able to score two goals less than a minute from each other to set the pace for Retriever teammates.
DiCarlo scored her first goal at 33:04 by connecting with a loose ball that popped off the goalie after freshman teammate Megan Mullins (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) took a shot. Just seconds later, DiCarlo broke away from the Monarch defense and placed the ball right around the goalie to score her second goal of the game at 34:01. DiCarlo now leads the Retrievers in goals with four on the season.
The Lady Monarchs tried to rally in the second half when they scored at 65:17. Sophomore Laura Beeman (Chalfont, PA/Central Bucks West) had a breakaway right down the center of the field to score the lone Monarch goal for the afternoon.
The Retrievers return to action next Monday when they host Navy at 7 p.m.