Women's Soccer Travels to Pennsylvania to Face Lehigh on Friday Night

Photo courtesy of Renny Lewis
Photo courtesy of Renny Lewis

The Retrievers head to Pennsylvania as they continue a four-game road swing, taking on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Friday, Sept. 13. The game is set for a 6 p.m. kick off.

 

DAWG BITES

UMBC returns to the pitch after a week off following a 1-0 loss against Towson on September 5.

 

Both teams attacked the goals aggressively, each taking 12 shots in the contest. The Tigers sent their game-winner into the goal in the 12th minute 

 

Meredith Webber and Christina Corbi had multiple shots on goal for UMBC, but Towson kept all four attempts away from the back of the net.

 

As time expired, Danielle Fuentes sent a shot into the net that almost tied the game up but it ricocheted off the left post and away from the goal.

 

Fuentes leads the team with six points (2g, 2a), followed by Laura Ventura (2g, 1a), and Corbi (2g). Corbi leads the team with 19 shots, eight of them on goal.

 

In goal, Alyssa Minnick has made 17 saves with a .850 saves percentage and 0.78 goals against average.

 

GET TO KNOW: Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Lehigh enters the contest with a 0-2-4 record, most recently drawing with Fordham, 0-0, on September 8. 

 

It was the fifth-straight game that the Mountain Hawks went into overtime, as they tied with Monmouth (Aug. 25), Fairleigh Dickinson (Aug. 29), and Temple (Sept. 5), while dropping a 2-1 loss in extra periods to Duquesne on September 1.

 

Kayla Arestivo and Lisa Kestelboym each have one goal for Lehigh, with Arestivo leading the squad in shots (19) and shots on goal (7).

 

In goal, Miranda Royds has played all six contests, making 33 saves and posting a 0.71 goals against average. 


INSIDE THE SERIES

The two teams are meeting for just the fourth time and the first since the 2017 season. The Mountain Hawks hold a 2-0-1 lead in the series.

 

UMBC closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule in 2017 with a 1-1 draw against Lehigh on September 18. Gabby Boehmer scored the lone goal for the Retrievers off a penalty kick in the 47th minute before the Mountain Hawks tied it up in 75th.