Retrievers Drop Sixth Straight, 2-0, to Navy

, Md.—The UMBC women's soccer team (2-15-0) dropped its final non-conference game of the season, falling to in-state rival Navy (12-3-2) by a score of 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

Navy defender Shelly Moeller put the Mids on the scoreboard with the eventual game-winner in the 22nd minute when she knocked home a rebound off a bouncing shot by midfielder Stephanie Lomeli that UMBC freshman goalie Mo Van Vlerah (Boyds, Md./Northwest) could not hold onto.

Forward Brittany White tacked on an insurance tally in the 61st minute, an 18-yard shot from the from the top-left corner of the box. Midfielder Jen Grijalva was credited with the assist.

Making her first start in a month, Van Vlerah made five saves in goal, while Navy keepers Lizzie Barnes and Beth Reed each stopped one shot in 45 minutes apiece.

The Mids outshot the Retrievers, 13-6, and held a 3-0 advantage on corner kicks.

The Retrievers return to action on Thursday, Oct. 23, when they host America East rival Boston University at 3 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium, and they will honor seniors Christine Bacinski, Catie Bukowski, Amy Morrison and Kali Schwartz, who will be playing in the final home game of their careers.