Women’s Soccer Drops 3-1 Decision to N.C. State

—Playing its second match in as many days, the UMBC women's soccer team (1-5-1) saw its two-game unbeaten streak come to an end Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to host N.C. State (3-1-2) in the first-ever meeting between the two schools at Method Road Soccer Stadium.

N.C. State's Lindsay Vera broke a scoreless tie in the 35th minute, striking a loose ball into the lower-right corner for a 1-0 Wolfpack lead.

Less than a minute later, Kara Baldy nearly copied Vera's prior effort, one-timing a bounding ball into the net from 17 yards out, and N.C. State took the 2-0 advantage into halftime.

Katie Ruiz added a third goal for the Wolfpack in the 54th minute, as she lined up for a free kick from 55 yards out and lofted a set piece high into the box that took one giant bounce and went over UMBC goalie Christine Bacinski.

The Retrievers got on the board in the 83rd minute when freshman Morgan Warrington fired from 15 yards out into the lower-right corner for her first career goal.

Bacinski made four saves in 90 minutes, while Wolfpack keepers Sydney Little and Rachel Barnette split time in goal and combined for three stops.

N.C. State out-shot UMBC, 17-6, and held a 10-0 advantage on corner kicks.

The Retrievers return to action on Friday, Sept. 21, when they head to Fairfield, Conn., to take on Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m.