Stevenson Scores on PK; Women's Soccer Falls to Loyola (Md.), 2-1, on Sunday Night

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE – Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa.) scored the lone goal for the UMBC women's soccer team on Sunday night, as the Retrievers fell, 2-1, to the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds.


  • The Greyhounds put three shots on the board within the first seven minutes of the game, including one in the eighth minute from Sarah Bayer that sailed into the left side of the net.
  • Olivia Paolucci (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) looked to get the Retrievers on board first, but her shot sailed just left of the net
  • Loyola was the first to get on the board as Hannah Hoefs knocked in a 19-yard kick into the right corner of the net in the 18th minute.
  • A little less than three minutes later, the Retrievers responded as  Stevenson converted a penalty shot into the lower right corner of the net for her first goal of the season.
  • Hoefs scored her second of the night in the 31st minute after converting a penalty kick for the Greyhounds to give Loyola a 2-1 lead.
  • Laura Ventura (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) took the Loyola goalkeeper on, but had her shot called back on an offsides call.
  • The Greyhounds took five shots in the second half, including one that goalkeeper Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa.) saved by punching it away from the crossbar in the 70th minute.

Loyola moves to 2-3-0 on the season, while UMBC falls to 0-5-0.

The Greyhounds outshot the Retrievers, 18-3 during the course of the game, including a 9-0 advantage in the second half.
12: Loyola
2: There were two penalty kicks in the game, with each team converted on their attempts.

Sumer Rahe only saw the only shot on goal from the Retrievers and didn't have to make a save in between the pipes as she moved to 2-3-0 on the season. Roth made four saves, two in each half, as she fell to 0-5-0 on the year.

The Retrievers will return home to Retriever Soccer Park to face Mount St. Mary's on Friday, September 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at