Women's Soccer Takes on UMass Lowell in Sunday #AEWSOC Showdown

Photo by Jim Harrison/Stony Brook Athletics
Photo by Jim Harrison/Stony Brook Athletics

The UMBC women's soccer team will head to Massachusetts on Sunday, October 6 as they prepare to take on the UMass Lowell River Hawks in an America East battle. The game is set for 3 p.m.

DAWG BITES

The Retrievers enter the contest with a 1-8-2 overall record and a 0-3-0 America East mark after they fell to the Stony Brook Seawolves on Thursday night.

Both teams started slowly in the first half, with a combined six shots between the two squads. Christina Corbi had the only shots in the first 45 minutes for the Retrievers.

Jade Wilkins made two saves in the first half, helping to keep the score at 0-0 as the teams went into halftime.

Wilkins made another save in the early part of the second half before Caroline Koutsos tried to put UMBC on the board with her only shot of the game, but Stony Brook's goalkeeper made the save.

The Seawolves scored three goals in 1:04, starting with a penalty kick from Alyssa Francese at the 58:37 mark. At 59:04, Rachel Florenz scored off a pass from Chelsie DePonte; DePonte followed that up with a goal of her own 37 seconds later.

Francese added her second goal of the game at the 68:35 mark of the game.

Wilkins finished the game with eight saves, bringing her season total to 46. The goalie also has a 2.57 goals against average and a .719 saves percentage.

Corbi leads the team with eight points off four goals, followed by Fuentes (2g, 3a) and Laura Ventura (2g, 1a).

 

GET TO KNOW: UMass Lowell River Hawks

The River Hawks picked their first America East conference win on Thursday after they defeated the Maine Black Bears, 2-1. It was the program's first win over Maine in the six-year series.

In the win, Karah Fleet put the River Hawks up 1-0 in the 23rd minute and Hailey DuBose gave them the 2-0 lead before halftime. The Black Bears scored in the 70th minute but the UMass Lowell defense held strong to deny them.

UMass Lowell enters with a 2-7-1 overall record, posting a 2-1 overtime win over Quinnipiac back in September.

On the season, Emily Nelson leads the team with nine points off four goals and one assist, followed by Lily Fabian (2g, 2a), Fleet (2g, 1a), and Courtney Coleman (1g, 1a).

Lauren Huff and Annerens Tijm have seen most of the action in goal for the River Hawks. Huff has 21 saves with a 3.32 goals against average, while Tijm has 18 saves and a 1.43 goals against average. Farrell O'Shaughnessy has started two games, making seven saves with a 1.45 goals against average.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

This will be the seventh meeting between UMass Lowell and UMBC, with the River Hawks holding a 4-2-0 lead and a three-game winning streak in the series.

Last season, UMass Lowell defeated UMBC, 5-2, in Baltimore. Corbi scored the two goals for the Retrievers to give the hosts a 2-1 lead before halftime, but the River Hawks scored four straight goals in the second half.