Women's Soccer Faces UAlbany in Final #AEWSOC Road Match of the Season

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team will head out on the road for the final time this season as they take on the UAlbany Great Danes on Thursday, Oct. 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


UAlbany vs UMBC Game Info

What: UAlbany Great Danes (9-6-2, 3-2-1 America East) vs UMBC Retrievers (1-14-0, 0-6-0 America East)

Where: Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium - Albany, N.Y.

When: Thursday, Oct. 18 - 7 p.m.

How to Follow: Video | Live Stats

Social Media: @UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

 

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

UMBC fell to the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 5-2, on Sunday as they capped of #UMBCHomecoming.

Christina Corbi scored twice in the game, first in the 24th minute off a pass from Elysia Paolillo, and again in the 34th minute on a shot from outside the 18-yard box to give the Retrievers a 2-1 lead before halftime.

The River Hawks took a 4-2 lead early in the second half after Rachel Morrier and Kristina Bartsch connected for two goals and Veronica Morrier notched a goal in the span of 1:25.

UMass Lowell scored again in the 78th minute for a 5-2 lead.

In the 89th minute, Erin Stevenson put a shot on goal for UMBC to try to cut into the deficit, but UMass Lowell's keeper was there to make the save.

Corbi leads the team with 11 points off five goals and one assist. Goalkeeper Jade Wilkins has made 23 saves on the year and has a .622 save percentage.

 

SCOUTING THE GREAT DANES

UAlbany enters the contest with a 9-6-2 overall record and a 3-2-1 record in America East play. The Great Danes most recently blanked the New Hampshire Wildcats, 3-0.

Against the Wildcats, Mariah Williams, Caroline Kopp, and Megan Cavanaugh each scored in the victory. Goalkeeper Andrea Leitner made four saves in net while recording her third shutout of the season.

Williams leads the Great Danes and the America East in goals (13) and points (28). She also ranks sixth and 12th in the nation in both categories, respectively. Kopp leads the team and conference in total assists (9), which ranks fourth in the NCAA.

Leitner has made 52 saves in net in her 16 starts in goal and owns a 1.52 goals against average.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

Entering their 16th meeting, the Retrievers and Great Danes are tied in the series, 7-7-1. However, Albany has won the last two meetings between the two teams.

Last season, the Great Danes took a 3-1 victory over the Retrievers. Meredith Webber headed in a long kick from Evie Kenna to tie up the game at 1-1 before halftime, but UAlbany would score twice in the second half for the win.