Posted: Sep 13, 2017
BALTIMORE, Md. - After shutting out Longwood, 2-0, on Sunday, Sept. 10, the UMBC women's soccer team will look to continue their winning ways as they welcome in St. Francis (Pa.) on Thursday, Sept. 14. The Retrievers and Red Flash will face off at 7 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday after shutting out Longwood, 2-0.
-Freshmen Christina Corbi and Erin Stevenson provided the winning scores for the Retrievers, both coming off assists from sophomore Nikki Saad.
-Corbi scored the first goal in the 18th minute after Saad beat out a defender and crossed the ball to Corbi in front of the box. Corbi then shot the ball into the left side of the net for her second goal of the season.
-Stevenson notched her first collegiate goal in the 56th minute of the game. After Saad took a corner kick, Stevenson was able to collect the ball and sent it past the goalkeeper and into the right corner of the net.
-After recording an assist in the Retrievers' 2-1 loss to Liberty to go along with her goal, Corbi was named America East Rookie of the Week for the first time.
-On the season, Corbi leads the team with five points (2g, 1a) off 14 shots. Saad leads the team in shots, taking 18 and putting eight on goal.
-In the net, junior Leah Roth has made 27 saves and boasts a 0.94 goals against average. Roth also picked up her second shutout of the season on Sunday against Longwood.
-UMBC returns to the pitch on Monday, Sept. 18 when they face Lehigh in their final non-conference game of the season at 7 p.m.
Scouting the Red Flash:
-Saint Francis is 2-5-0 on the season, most recently falling to George Washington, 2-1, on Sunday, Sept 10.
-Against GW, sophomore Alyssa McGhee started strong, scoring a goal in the second minute of the game. Her goal just 64 seconds into Sunday's match at George Washington was the fastest Saint Francis tally since October 26, 2012, when Brittany Hasson scored 33 seconds into a 3-0 win vs. Wagner.
-The Red Flash return 13 players from last season including McGhee, who was named to the NEC All-Rookie team a season ago and senior Siobhan Bross, who was an NEC All-Tournament selection.
-On the season, sophomore Julia Hernan is the primary goalkeeper with 630 minutes of playtime and a 2.71 goals against average record. Hernan made a career-high 13 saves in the loss against GW.
-Saint Francis returns to the pitch on Sunday, Sept 17 against the Radford Highlanders at 2 p.m.
Inside the Series
-UMBC leads the overall series, 13-2-0, against St. Francis (Pa.), including a 4-1 record when the teams were NEC rivals.
-The Red Flash has won the last two meetings, including a 1-0 victory in 2016.