BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer team hosted its second Alumni Game under head coach Leslie Wray, its first annual alumni versus alumni game with Wray at the helm. Twenty-five former players were in attendance for the event on Saturday afternoon at Retriever Soccer Park.
"We switched things up from previous years and decided to have the alumni play against each other," Wray said. "Last year, we had a great turnout and wanted to give all the players a chance to play. We separated the alumni in two teams based on even and odd graduation years."
J.J. Golibart, a member of the Retrievers' squad from 2002-05, lit up the stat sheet with one goal and two assists for the even-year graduating team, as they took home the 3-0 victory.
Following the game, alumni remained in attendance for the current Retrievers' spring game versus Bucknell, which UMBC came out victorious, 2-0, with both goals coming from freshman Nikki Boretti (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding).
All members of the Retrievers, both current and former, stuck around for a social gathering at GL Shacks in Catonsville.
"The day was a success all around," said Wray. "It was great to see the competitive nature in the alumni, but also witness their casualness with each other. It is evident the players enjoyed their time here and developed strong friendships at UMBC. They are a tight group of athletes. We appreciate their support and are looking forward to next year."