Women's Soccer Falls to UMass Lowell, 4-1, on Sunday Afternoon

Photo by Ian Feldmann
Photo by Ian Feldmann

LOWELL, Mass. - Erin Stevenson (Sellersville, Pa.) scored in the 72nd minute for the UMBC women's soccer team but they fell, 4-1, to the UMass Lowell River Hawks on Sunday afternoon.


The River Hawks put the first goal on the board in the 9th minute after Kristina Bartsch scored off an assist from Kristin Birgisdottir.


Jade Wilkins (Stoney Beach, Md./The Catholic High School) made two of her five first-half saves in the 20th and 27th minutes before Lowell's Stephanie Kemp scored to give the River Hawks a 2-0 lead.


Kemp added her second goal of the day in the 37th minute off an assist from Birgisdottir. 


UMBC's only shot of the first half came in the 42nd minute after Juliana Rafaniello (Old Bridge, N.J.) sent a ball towards the net but Annerens Tijm was able to clear it away. 


In the second half, Kemp completed her hat-trick in the 48th minute after converting a penalty kick opportunity.


Wilkins kept the score at 4-0 after she made four-straight saves in the 54th, 55th, 56th, and 57th minutes. 


Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) had the first shot of the second half for the Retrievers, sending the ball into the hands of Tijm.


Stevenson scored the lone goal for UMBC in the 72nd minute, her first of the season. 


Meredith Webber (Yardley, Pa.) and Nikki Saad (Hummelstown, Pa.) each tried to add goals for the Retrievers in the 79th and 83rd minutes, but Tijm made the saves.


Corbi sent one final shot towards the net in the 89th minute, but it landed high on top of the net. 



UMass Lowell moves to 3-7-1 and 2-1-0 in America East play. UMBC falls to 1-9-2 overall and 0-4-0 in conference play.



The River Hawks outshot the Retrievers, 20-7, including a 10-1 advantage in the first half. 

UMass Lowell also held a 17-5 advantage in shots on goals.


UMBC took four corner kicks to UMass Lowell's three.


Corbi led the Retrievers three shots, one on goal. Emily Nelson and Kemp led the River Hawks with four shots.



Tijm made four saves and moves to 2-1-0 on the season. Wilkins reset her career-high with 13 saves and falls to 0-8-1 on the year.



UMBC will play a final non-conference game as they travel to American on Wednesday, October 9. The Retrievers and Eagles will kickoff at 3 p.m.