LOWELL, Mass. – UMBC women's soccer picked up its first victory of the America East season with a 2-0 victory against UMass Lowell on a rainy Thursday night at Cushing Field. Retriever sophomore Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Md./Cedar Crest) registered the game-winner, her team-leading fifth goal of the season, while senior forward Amanda Dailey (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) chipped in her first goal of the year in the win.
The Retrievers improve to 3-7-2 overall and 1-0-1 in America East play, while UMass Lowell falls to 3-8-0 on the year and 0-1-0 in conference play.
UMass Lowell recorded all six first-half shots, but the Retrievers came out aggressive in the second half, tallying the first three shots of the period. Sophomore back Madison Koenig (Crofton, Md./South River) crossed a ball across the box to set up a great opportunity for junior forward Destinee Morris (La Plata, Md./La Plata) in the 53rd minute, but Schneider was there for the save to keep the game scoreless.
UMBC senior back Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) played a ball into the box in the 62nd minute. UML goalkeeper Julia Schneider attempted to make the snag on the bouncing ball to eliminate any UMBC threat, but the ball got past Schneider and nearly made it to the end line before UMBC freshman forward Fern Peters (Columbia, Md./Howard) crossed the ball in front of the net for Boehmer to finish on the open net.
UMBC added an insurance goal in the 85th minute as Dailey played the ball past a River Hawks' defender and finished to the right of the goalkeeper to give the Retrievers' the 2-0 advantage.
The Retrievers finished the half with nine shots in the second half, compared to the River Hawks' one. Nance finished with two saves in the win, while Schneider tallied three stops in the losing effort.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC returns home to entertain Vermont on Sunday, Oct. 4, for a 1 p.m. matchup at Retriever Soccer Park.