After a thrilling 3-2 double overtime win against American to open the season, the UMBC women's soccer team looks to keep up the momentum as it heads uptown to face Loyola (Md.) on Sunday afternoon. The game will take place at 4 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC opened the season with an exciting start after taking a 3-2 win over American in double overtime in the Holiday Inn BWI Baltimore/DC Classic.
-After a scoreless first overtime period, the freshmen duo of Jamie Shiflett and Nikki Saad helped to seal the victory for the Retrievers. After Shiflett collected the ball in the outside corner of the box, she tapped the ball into the middle of the space and Saad took the liberty to calmly launch the ball toward the far post for the winning goal.
-In her first career start in goal for UMBC, sophomore Leah Roth made seven saves in nine shots face, and made two saves.
-The Retrievers were out-shot 16-7 (9-5 on goal) by the Eagles, but had a 7-6 advantage on corner kicks.
Next Up: 8/25 vs. Liberty 5:30 p.m.
Scouting the Greyhounds:
-Loyola opened its season with a 3-1 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Friday night. The Greyhounds scored two goals in the first 11 minutes of the game and netted another in the 55th minute.
-Sophomore Julianna Cabrera registered her first multi-goal game, after she scored the first and last goals of the game.
-Loyola's goalkeeper Sumer Rahe picked up her first career start, registering two saves on the night. The sophomore gave up the only goal in the 72nd minute.
-The Greyhounds outshot the Mountaineers, 11-5 (7-3 on goal) and 5-2 on corner kicks.
-In season openers, the Greyhounds moved to 14-9-2.
Next Up: 8/25 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 7 p.m.