Women’s Soccer Draw With Saint Francis, 2-2, on Sunday Afternoon

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE - For the second straight game, the UMBC women's soccer finished the game in a draw, as they battled with Saint Francis to a 2-2 tie on Sunday afternoon at Retriever Soccer Park.



The Retrievers kicked things off in the third minute after Laura Ventura (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) took a pass from classmate Danielle Fuentes (Rockville, Md./Magruder).


In the 10th minute, Fuentes scored one of her own goals after she took an open feed from Juliana Rafaniello (Old Bridge, N.J.) to put the Retrievers up, 2-0.


Both teams were quiet for little until Saint Francis scored in the 36th minute to cut UMBC's lead to 2-1.


The Red Flash looked to tie things up late in the first half after a corner kick but the Retrievers took the 2-1 advantage into halftime. 


Saint Francis took the first shot on goal in the second half that was saved by Alyssa Minnick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), but struck in the 62nd minute to tie the game up at 2-2.


Fuentes, Elysia Paolillo (Holliston, Mass.), and Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) each tried to put the Retrievers out front before the end of the second half and the game went into overtime.


Saint Francis and UMBC each took one kick in the first OT period but saw action pick up in the last ten minutes of the game, as Corbi, Fuentes, and Nikki Saad (Hummelsville, Pa.) each looked to score the golden goal for the Retrievers before the 110 minutes were up.



UMBC moves to 0-0-2 on the season. Saint Francis picks up its first decision on the year as they move to 0-0-1.



17 - The Retrievers narrowly outshot the Red Flash, 17-12.


5 - Corbi once again led the team with five shots on the day, two being on goal.


3 - Fuentes led the Retrievers with three points.



Minnick started her first career game as a Retriever, making four saves in 110 minutes. Julia Hernan has six saves for the Red Flash.



The Retrievers close out a mini homestand as they welcome the Temple Owls to Retriever Soccer Park on Thursday, August 29. The game is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for the game may be purchased here.