Baltimore, Md.-Sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) and junior forward Amanda DiCarlo (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada/St. Paul's) each scored twice for the Retrievers (9-5-0, 3-1-0 America East) as the UMBC women's soccer team defeated America East foe Albany (1-14-0, 0-5-0 America East), 4-0, Sunday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers have won four in a row and eight of their last 10 games after a 1-3 start to move a season-best four games above .500.
Young started the scoring right out of the gates for the Retrievers, knocking in a rebound off the post just 2:03 into the game. UMBC took the 1-0 advantage into halftime before Young converted a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Amy Morrison (Crofton, Md./South River) at the 49:01 mark. Young now has a career-high 12 goals on the season, while Morrison notched her career-best fourth assist of the year.
DiCarlo added to the Retrievers' lead at the 65:14 mark, converting a pass from junior midfielder Andrea Perkinson (Laurel, Md./Laurel) to give UMBC a 3-0 advantage. DiCarlo made it 4-0 UMBC at 74:50 with her career-high ninth goal of the season and sixth in the last four games.
Freshman goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) recorded one save and notched her fourth career shutout and third in as many games. She has allowed just one goal in her last 360 minutes of play, lowering her goals-against average to 0.93 on the season. Albany goalie Andrea Dunn tallied five saves and allowed two goals in the first 55:40 before Ashley Neussle took over, registering two saves and allowing two goals in the final 34:20.
The Retrievers out-shot the Great Danes, 21-2, and held a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks.
The win gives head coach Michelle Salmon 46 in her career, tying her with Jamie Watson as UMBC's all-time winningest women's soccer coach.
The Retrievers return to action Thursday, Oct. 13, when they face America East rival Binghamton at 1 p.m. in Binghamton, N.Y.