EMMITSBURG, Md. – UMBC women's soccer had two rookies earn Battle of Baltimore honors, but the Retrievers dropped the tournament finale, 3-0, to Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.
Mount St. Mary's jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second half behind two goals from freshman forward Jenna West, an All-Tournament honoree. The Mountaineers added a late insurance goal en route to the victory.
The Mount picks up their first victory of the season to move to 1-7-0 on the year, while the Retrievers fall for the fourth consecutive contest to drop to 1-6-1 on the year.
Mount St. Mary's registered its first goal of the weekend six minutes into the contest to take a quick 1-0 lead against the Retrievers. Senior midfielder Emma Blair dished a cross to the middle of the field and West turned and finished into the bottom left corner of the net on the first shot of the game.
West struck again in the 35th minute to put the Mountaineers out in front 2-0. A centering pass from senior midfielder Sam Mason was nearly cut off by UMBC goalkeeper Mikayla Krinetz (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck), but a touch from freshman midfielder Nikki Pinto set up an empty net for West to finish into.
The Retrievers registered nine corners and tallied nine shots on the afternoon, but placed just one shot on goal in the contest.
The Mount added further insurance in the 87th minute when Kelsey Pressler centered a pass for Kirsten O'Malley's first goal of the season.
Krinetz finished the opening half with one save, before senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) came in and allowed the one goal in the second half. For the Mountaineers, Quinn Costello-Mays picked up the victory and combined with Rachel Bourne for the shutout.
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Notes: Towson won its second straight Battle Of Baltimore…The All-Tournament Team included: Taylor Sebolao (Towson), Marissa Green (Towson), Nicole Nicholas, Vasthy Delgado (Towson), Julianna Cabrera (Loyola), Nicole Vallely (Mount St. Mary's), Jenna West (Mount St. Mary's), Katie Berkowitz (UMBC), Skyler Mackey (UMBC).