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.

STRAIGHT FACTS

  • 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.

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

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

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.

MINDING THE NET
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.

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