Women's Soccer Travels to American for Midweek Contest

Photo courtesy of Lehigh Athletics
Photo courtesy of Lehigh Athletics

The UMBC women's soccer team will take a break from America East action as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the American Eagles in their final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday, October 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

DAWG BITES

The Retrievers fell to 1-9-2 on the year after falling, 4-1, to the UMass Lowell River Hawks on Sunday afternoon.

 

Erin Stevenson scored her first goal of the season in the 72nd minute but the River Hawks had already scored four goals, including three from Stephanie Kemp.

 

Jade Wilkins made a career-high 13 saves in goal. She now has 59 on the season to go along with a .728 saves percentage. 

 

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

 

The Retrievers return to America East action on Sunday, Oct. 13 as they host Vermont for Alumni Day.

 

GET TO KNOW: American Eagles

The Eagles enter the contest with a 4-6-2 record, most recently tying with Holy Cross on Sunday. 

 

Holy Cross scored first in the 27th minute before American tied the game up in the 36th off the foot of Sylvie Prepetit. 

 

Fisayo Iluyomade leads the Eagles with eight points off four goals, followed by Emily Smith (2g, 1a), and Alysa Vazquez (2g).

 

A trio of goalkeepers has seen action for the Eagles. Ryleigh Brown has played the majority of minutes in between the pipes, making 23 saves with a 2.05 goals against average. Amy Krotine and Morgan Lang have combined for 33 saves.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

American and UMBC are meeting for the 23rd time, with the Eagles leading the series, 13-7-2.

 

Last season, American defeated UMBC, 2-1. Christina Corbi scored first for the Retrievers in the second minute before the Eagles tied it up in the fifth. The Eagles scored the game-winner in the 88th minute.