Retrievers Drop Fourth Straight, 5-1, to Bucknell in Women’s Soccer Action

LEWISBURG, Pa.Two Bison scored two goals apiece, as host Bucknell (2-2-0) handed the UMBC women's soccer team (0-4-0) its fourth straight loss to open the season, 5-1, Sunday afternoon.

Christa Matlock scored back-to-back goals to open the scoring for the Bison. She converted a feed from Jennifer Dervarics in the 13th minute to give Bucknell a 1-0 lead, which would stand at halftime.

Then, in the 53rd minute, Matlock collected a pass from Kelliann Doherty and finished from the far side of the box. Ten minutes later, Dervarics scored her first goal of the game, redirecting a free kick from Chelsea Brinkman for a 3-0 advantage.

The Retrievers finally got on the board in the 72nd minute when freshman Meagan Rivera collected a scramble in front of the net after a corner kick. Classmate Elyse Bilardo was credited with the assist on the goal.

But Bucknell was not finished, as Dervarics completed a cross from the left side from Chelsea McGorry into a wide-open net for her second score of the day in the 81st minute. Eight minutes later, Kimberly Cannon collected a pass from Julianne Harris at the top of the box and knocked it into the net over UMBC goalie Christine Bacinski's head for the 5-1 victory.

Bacinski stopped four shots in 90 minutes, while Bucknell keeper Kathryn Sutton made five saves.

The Bison out-shot the Retrievers, 24-10, including 15-3 in the second half. Bucknell also held a 7-4 advantage on corner kicks.

The Retrievers return home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to take on local rival Howard at 4 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium.