Women's Soccer Makes Short Trip to Face Towson on Thursday Night

Photo courtesy of David Sinclair
Photo courtesy of David Sinclair

BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team will continue a four-game road trip as they make the short trip up the Beltway as they face the Towson Tigers on Thursday, September 6. The game is set for kickoff at 5 p.m.


The Retrievers picked up their first win of the 2019 season on Sunday, Sept. 1 as they defeated the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers, 3-0. 


Laura Ventura put UMBC on the board first in the 37th minute after classmate Danielle Fuentes sent her a through ball and Ventura was able to take two dribbles and send the ball past the keeper.


In the 43rd minute, Ventura was on the assisting side of the ball as she sent a pass to Fuentes, who was able to sneak the ball past the goalie into the right corner of the net to put the Retrievers up, 2-0.


In the 83rd minute, Caroline Koutsos pushed a shot towards the net, but The Mount's goalkeeper got a hand on it to keep it out of the net. Off the rebound, Christina Corbi tapped the ball into the right corner to put UMBC up, 3-0.


Alyssa Minnick made her first collegiate start in net for the Retrievers, making five saves and earning her first clean sheet. It marked the second shutout of the season for UMBC (0-0 against NJIT).


Fuentes leads the team with six points (2g, 2a), followed by Venuta (2g, 1a). In goal, Minnick has a 0.70 goals against average to go along with 10 saves and a .833 saves percentage.


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Towson is 1-3 on the year, most recently falling to Penn, 2-0, on September 2. The Tigers only victory of the season comes against Mount St. Mary's where they defeated the Mountaineers, 2-0.


Against The Mount, Demi Pierre scored the first two goals of her career in the victory, first in the 21st minute and again in the 85th. In goal, Lindsey Pazdziorko made two saves in her first career start.


Pierre leads the team with four points off her two goals, followed by Phoebe Canoles (2a) and Jenna Blank (1g). In goal, Pazdziorko has a 1.60 goals against average to go along with nine saves. Hannah Warner started the first two games of the season for the Tigers, making six saves with a 3.33 goals against average.



THis will be the 17th meeting between UMBC and Towson, with the Tigers leading the series, 9-7-1.


Last season, Towson took a 2-1 victory over UMBC on September 10. Fuentes scored her first collegiate goal in the 29th minute, but the Tigers scored put two past the Retrievers for the victory.