Women's Soccer Battles; Falls to American, 2-1, on Late Goal

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE – Sophomore Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) scored in the second minute of the game for the UMBC women's soccer team, but it was a goal in the 88th minute that saw the Retrievers fall, 2-1, to the American Eagles on Sunday afternoon.


  • Corbi scored the first goal of the season for Retrievers in the second minute. Elysia Paolillo (Holliston, Mass.) crossed a pass into the box to Corbi after a throw in from Jess Hopkins (Clarksville, Md./River Hill).
  • The Eagles responded three minutes when Gabriela Maldonado launched a high shot from 30 yards out and into the left corner of the goal.
  • In the 35th minute, Amberlina Argubie (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) sent a shot after a free kick in towards the net, but American's Ryleigh Brown reached up to get a hand on it and bounced it off the crossbar, sending it out of the net.
  • In the second half, Olivia Bronson (Gaithersburg, Md./St. Andrew's Episcopal) had a good look at the net after a corner kick from Paolillo, but Brown scooped it up.
  • Hopkins tried to give UMBC the lead again in the 82nd minute, but Brown was there again to make the stop.
  • American looked to take the lead in the 85th minute with a shot at the net, but Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa.) made a diving save to keep the ball out.
  • Toni Williams would score the winning goal in the 88th minute after Audrey Denkler crossed the ball to her about eight yards outside of the net.

American moves to 3-0-1 on the season, while UMBC falls to 0-4-0.


20: American held a 20-13 advantage in shots, including a slight 8-5 lead on goal.
7: Corbi led all players with seven shots on the day, bringing her tally on the season to 13.
6: With Roth's six saves in the game, she needs just two more to tie Jen Nance for sixth in career saves with 191.

Brown moves to 3-0-1 on the season after making four saves in goal. Roth made six saves in net in and falls to 0-4-0.

The Retrievers will head up the road on Sunday, September 2 as they face crosstown rivals Loyola (Md.) at 1 p.m.