Corbi Scores Late in Women’s Soccer’s 2-1 Loss to Longwood

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

FARMVILLE, Va. - Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) scored in the 81st minute but the UMBC women's soccer team was unable to mount a comeback as they fell to the Longwood Lancers, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon.

 

STRAIGHT FACTS

Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa.) had the first on-target shot of the day for the Retrievers, but the Lancers' Mary Kate Levush was able to push it away from the net.

 

In the 10th minute, Longwood's Kennedy Culbreath had a shot rebound off the post that she was able to corral and put into the net with the help of Emilie Kupsov.

 

A little less than two minutes later, Kupsov scored her own goal after settling the ball at the top of the box and putting it into the lower right corner of the net.

 

In the 18th minute, Corbi and Kara Poole (Smithsburg, Md./Washington County Technical) each sent a shot to the net that Levush had to save.

 

Jade Wilkins (Stoney Beach, Md./The Catholic High School) made big saves in the 24th and 25th minutes to keep Longwood's lead at 2-0.

 

The remainder of the first half was quiet for both teams and the Lancers took the 2-0 lead into the break.

 

Out of halftime, the Retrievers had two shots early from Danielle Fuentes (Rockville, Md./Magruder) and Nikki Saad (Hummelstown, Pa.) that sailed wide of the net.

 

Wilkins made another saving play to keep the Lancers from adding to their 2-0 lead in the 57th minute.

 

Juliana Rafaniello (Old Bridge, N.J.) sent a shot on target after Poole had a shot blocked in the 65th minute, but Levush made the stop in goal.

 

In the 81st minute, Poole passed the ball to Corbi, whose initial shot was blocked by Levush. Corbi collected the rebound and put the ball into the net to cut Longwood's lead to 2-1.

 

Rafaniello and Poole each tried to help send the game into overtime, but their shots went high and wide, respectively.

 

FOR THE RECORD

Longwood moves to 2-4-0 on the year as UMBC falls to 1-4-2.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

UMBC outshot Longwood, 17-15, but on-target shots were even at six.

 

The Retrievers took seven corners in the game, while the Lancers only took four.

 

Poole's assist on Corbi's goal marked her first career point as a Retriever. 

 

MINDING THE NET

Mary Kate Levush picked up the win in net for the Lancers, making five saves. Wilkins made four saves in all 90 minutes of play.


ONTO THE NEXT ONE
The Retrievers will return home to Baltimore on Thursday, Sept. 19 as they open a three-game homestand starting with George Washington. The game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Tickets can be purchased here.