WEST POINT, N.Y.—Army midfielder Drew Biddick scored the lone goal of the game to lead the host Black Knights (3-4-1) to a 1-0 victory over the UMBC women's soccer team (1-6-2) Sunday afternoon at Clinton Field in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Biddick's booming shot from 35 yards out hit the top of the crossbar and bounced into the net in the 25th minute. Army out-shot the Retrievers, 23-15, including 14-5 in the first half, and also held a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.
UMBC had two chances in the first half, but shots by freshman midfielder Elyse Bilardo (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) and freshman forward Ashley Singer (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) were both saved by Army goalie Alex Lostetter.
The Black Knights had four opportunities in the first 13 minutes of the second half, but UMBC junior keeper Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina) made two saves.
The Retrievers' most dangerous attempt was off the foot of Singer, who led the team with six shots. Her shot in the 52nd minute hit the outside of the net on the right side.
Bukowski played the second half and finished with three saves on the day, while junior goalie Christine Bacinski (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales) started the game in goal for the Retrievers and tallied six saves. Lostetter stopped three shots in 90 minutes.
The Black Knights held an 8-4 advantage on corner kicks, with six coming in the second half.
The Retrievers conclude their five-game road trip next Sunday, Sept. 30, when they open America East Conference play at Stony Brook at 1 p.m.