Women's Soccer Flies into Hartford to Continue #AEWSOC Play on Sunday

Photo by Brian Gonzalez
Photo by Brian Gonzalez

The UMBC women's soccer team continues America East play as they head to Connecticut to take on the Hartford Hawks on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.

UMBC at Hartford Game Info
What: 
UMBC Retrievers (1-10-0, 0-2-0 America East) at Hartford Hawks (8-1-2, 1-0-1 America East)
Where: 
Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium (West Hartford, Conn.)
When: 
Sunday, September 30 – 1 p.m.
How to Follow: Video | Live Stats
Social Media: 
@UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

UMBC fell to Binghamton, 3-0, on Thursday night in a rain soaked America East matchup. The Retrievers are now 1-10-0 overall and 0-2-0 in conference play.

Binghamton struck quickly, as Kayla Saager put her conference-leading 19th goal into the back of the net in the 5th minute.

UMBC's best look of the game came in the 9th minute, after Elysia Paolillo sent a corner kick into the box which Meredith Webber was able to get a head on. However, Binghamton's goalkeeper was there to make the save.

In the 31st minute, the Bearcats added to their lead after Patty Loonie sent a shot into the net off a pass from Saager.

Danielle Fuentes made a last minute attempt to give the Retrievers a score before halftime, but her shot was saved in the 42nd minute.

Early in the second half, Binghamton looked to add to their lead with a shot at the goal, but Leah Roth was able to make the stop.

In the 82nd minute, the Bearcats scored their final goal of the game after Genna Michitti sent a pass in to Ivana Pjetri, who put the ball behind the keeper.

Fuentes leads the team with seven points (2g, 3a), followed by Christina Corbi (2g,1a), Elysia Paolillo (1g,2a), Laura Ventura (1g,2a), and Meredith Webber (2g)

SCOUTING THE HAWKS

The conference-leading Hawks enter the contest at 8-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in America East play. Hartford opened conference play with a 4-2 victory over UMass Lowell on Sept. 23 before drawing, 1-1, with Vermont on Thursday.

Against the Catamounts, Kaila Lozada put the Hawks on the board in the 10th minute with a header off a cross from Skylar Vitiello. Vermont scored in the 88th minute to send the game into overtime, where neither team could capitalize.

Lozada leads the Hawks and ranks third in the conference in points (14) off four goals and an America East-leading six assists. She also ranks 12th in the nation in total assists.

In goal, Maia Perez has made 27 saves and has a 0.87 goals against average. Perez also has four shutouts to her name, which leads the conference.

INSIDE THE SERIES

Hartford and UMBC will be meeting for the 18th time, with the Hawks holding an 11-5-1 advantage.

In their last meeting, Hartford came away with a 4-1 victory on October 8, 2017. Jamie Shiflett headed in the only goal for UMBC after Emily Horn sent a high kick into the box.