Women's Soccer Travels to Loyola (Md.) on Sunday Night

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team will play under the lights as they travel to face crosstown rivals Loyola (Md.) on Sunday, Sept. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

UMBC vs. Loyola (Md.) Game Info

What: UMBC Retrievers (0-4-0) at Loyola Greyhounds (1-3-0)
Where: 
Ridley Athletic Complex – Baltimore, Md.
When: 
Sunday, Sept. 2 – 7:00 p.m.
How to Follow: 
Live video and live stats 
Social Media: 
@UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

UMBC scored its first goal of the season, but it was a late goal by American that would trip up the Retrievers as they fell to the Eagles, 2-1, on August 26.

Sophomore Christina Corbi scored the first goal of the season for Retrievers in the second minute. Elysia Paolillo crossed a pass into the box to Corbi after a throw in from Jess Hopkins.

The Eagles responded three minutes when Gabriela Maldonado launched a high shot from 30 yards out and into the left corner of the goal.

American scored the winning goal in the 88th minute after Audrey Denkler crossed the ball to Toni Williams about eight yards outside of the net.

Roth now has 189 saves in her career, which ranks seventh in program history; she needs two more saves to tie Jen Nance for sixth.

Nikki Saad has eight assists on her career and needs one more to crack into the top 10 all-time in program history.

SCOUTING THE GREYHOUNDS

Loyola started the season off 0-3, but picked up its first victory in a 1-0 win over St. Francis on August 26. On Friday night, Loyola's match against Utah State was halted due to inclement weather.

Against the Red Flash, Mia Sardella put a corner kick into the far post in the 17th minute to put the Greyhounds up over their visitors.

Goalkeeper Sumer Rahe registered her sixth career shutout against St. Francis and along with the defense, limited the Red Flash to just three shots in the entire game.

Sardella leads the Greyhounds with two points and the only goal of the season for Loyola. Hannah Hoefs paces the team with 12 shots, sending five of them on goal.

Rahe has made 18 saves on the season and has a 1.00 goals against average, allowing just four goals.

INSIDE THE SERIES

This will be the 15th meeting between the Retrievers and Greyhounds, with Loyola leading the series, 7-4-3. The Greyhounds have won the last three matchups between the two teams.

In their last meeting in 2017, the Greyhounds and Retrievers battled it out to two overtimes, but Loyola's Mary Theresa Corcoran headed the golden goal into the net off a corner kick in the 102nd minute.