BALTIMORE—Albany midfielder Rebecca Lee scored on a penalty kick late in the first half, and the Great Danes (5-9-0, 3-2-0 AE) made the goal stand in a 1-0 victory over the UMBC women's soccer team (0-12-2, 0-4-1 AE) Thursday evening at Retriever Soccer Park.
Following an Albany corner kick, UMBC was called for a foul in the penalty area, and the Great Danes were awarded a penalty kick in the 42nd minute. UMBC sophomore goalie Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) guessed correctly, diving to her right, but Lee's shot went just beyond her outstretched arms for the 1-0 Albany lead.
One of the Retrievers' best opportunities occurred in the 29th minute, when sophomore forward Amy Savage (Ottawa, Ontario/Sir Wilfrid Laurier) stole the ball from an Albany defender and had a one-on-one with Great Dane goalie Jacky Ubert, who made a diving stop.
Kadet earned UMBC's America East Player of the Game honors after recording nine saves, while Ubert stopped five shots for the Great Danes.
Albany outshot UMBC, 24-9, including 15-4 in the second half, and held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Junior forward Rachel McKee (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) took a team-high four shots for the Retrievers.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, when they visit defending America East champion Boston University.