-Two Retrievers scored two goals apiece as the UMBC women's soccer (6-5) team dominated Howard (1-8-1), 5-1, Friday evening at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers have won five of their last seven games after a 1-3 start and move back above the .500 mark for the second time this season.
Senior forward Missy Moore (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) scored her first goal of the season just 1:52 into the game, giving UMBC a 1-0 lead and control of the game for good. The Retrievers' active career scoring leader, Moore is now fourth on the all-time list with 64 points, surpassing Kristen Einarson's 63 with the goal.
Sophomore forward Jessica Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) scored the first of her two goals of the night at the 20:33 mark, and UMBC took a 2-0 lead into halftime. Young scored again about two and a half minutes into the second half, at 47:36 when the ball dribbled off Howard goalie Lindsey Walton's hands and into the net. The goals are Young's eighth and ninth of the season, giving her a career-high 18 points.
Junior forward Amanda DiCarlo (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada/St. Paul's) put back her own rebound at 61:43 to give the Retrievers a 4-0 lead. Just over two minutes later, Howard's Kyrah Bacote scored the Bison's only goal of the night at 63:57 to cut UMBC's lead to 4-1. But DiCarlo struck again for her fifth goal of the season at 85:03 on a sliding shot to give UMBC a 5-1 lead.
Retriever sophomore goalie Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) tallied three saves in 90 minutes. Walton had five saves and allowed four goals in 63:57, while Jessamyn Perkins allowed one goal and had one save in the remaining 26:03.
UMBC out-shot the Bison 24-6 and held a 5-0 advantage on corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday when they travel to America East rival Stony Brook. Game time is 12 p.m.