Women's Soccer Drops Friday Contest at Penn, 2-0

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

­­­­BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's soccer team fell to the Penn Quakers, 2-0, on Friday afternoon in Philadelphia.

STRAIGHT FACTS

  • The teams were scoreless for almost 17 minutes of play, with Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) sending the only shot on goal for the Retrievers in the 13th minute.
  • Penn scored the first goal of the game in the 19th minute after Emily Sands slotted the ball the Kelsey Andrews, who placed the ball into the left corner of the net.
  • Corbi took the first corner kick off the game in the 26th minute, which Meredith Webber (Yardley, Pa.) got a head on, but it sailed over the crossbar and out of play.
  • Elysia Paolillo (Holliston, Mass.) sent back-to-back corners into play in the 32nd and 33rd minutes, but couldn't get anything to connect with the net.
  • Andrews notched her second score of the game in the 43rd minute after Camillia Nwokedi lofted a shot towards her, which she was able to head off the crossbar and into the goal to put the Quakers up, 2-0.
  • After Danielle Fuentes (Rockville, Md./Magruder) beat out two Penn defenders and was able to feed the ball to Amberlina Argubie (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard), Argubie went 1-v-1 against Penn's Kitty Qu who made the diving save to keep the Retrievers out of the net.
  • The Quakers struck first with two shot just minutes into the second half, but Jade Wilkins (Stoney Beach, Md./The Catholic High School) was able to make two stops to keep Penn out of the net.
  • Jess Hopkins (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) looked to get the Retrievers on board in the 68th minute, but Ashley Gabor got her hands on it to keep it out of the net.
  • Penn's Mia Shenk looked to give the Quakers a 3-0 lead in the 73rd minute, but sent the shot wide of the net.
  • Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa.) took two consecutive shots at the end of the game, including one that went just wide of the net.

FOR THE RECORD
The Quakers move to 5-1-0 on the season, while the Retrievers fall to 0-7-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
18:
Penn outshot UMBC, 18-5, led by Andrews with five.
3: UMBC put three shots on goal from Argubie, Hopkins, and Stevenson. The Quakers only had six shots on net.
2: Corbi and Stevenson led the Retrievers with two shots on the day.

MINDING THE NET
Qu and Gabor split even time in the net, combining to make three saves and earning Penn its fourth shutout of the season. Wilkins made her second start of the year and made four saves in net.

ONTO THE NEXT ONE
The Retrievers return home to Retriever Soccer Park to face the NJIT Highlanders on Sunday, Sept. 16 in a 1 p.m. kickoff. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.umbc.edu.