WILMINGTON, N.C. – Two second half goals by UNCW helped to stop a potential comeback by UMBC, as the Retrievers fell to the Seahawks, 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at UNCW Soccer Stadium. UNCW moves to 3-0-1 on the season, while UMBC falls to 2-2-0.
The Seahawks started the scoring off in the first half when freshman Nikki Cox scored off a quick pass from classmate Baley Edwards in the 15th minute. After a UMBC turnover, junior Serenity Waters launched the ball from 11-yards outside the net in the 19th minute to put UNCW up, 2-0.
In the 80th minute, senior Madison Melnick took a pass from Waters and tapped it into an open goal from the near sideline. Cox would cap off scoring in the 89th minute with her second goal of the game, putting the ball into the net after a misplay by the goalkeeper.
The Seahawks would go on to outshoot the Retrievers, 18-5 including a 10-2 differential in the second period, and had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
In goal, UNCW's Carolyn Huddy made two saves, while UMBC's Leah Roth made seven saves in 90 minutes of play.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC will head to Washington, D.C. to face George Washington on Thursday, Sept. 1 for a 4 p.m. matchup.