BALTIMORE, Md. - After falling to UNCW, 1-0, on Friday evening, the UMBC women's soccer team will have a quick turnaround as they travel to Pennsylvania to face Robert Morris on Sunday, August 27. The two teams will kick off at noon from North Athletic Complex.
Scouting the Retrievers (1-1-1)
-UMBC was handed its first loss of the season after UNCW scored a goal in the 88th minute for a 1-0 victory. Junior Leah Roth made six saves in the game, helping to keep the defensive effort balanced throughout the game.
-Freshmen Christina Corbi and Erin Stevenson registered the Retrievers' three shots in the game; on the season, rookie players (Corbi, Stevenson, Evie Kenna, Olivia Bronson, Meredith Webber) have combined for 13 of UMBC's 29 shots.
-On the season, Roth has made 13 saves and registered an 86.7 save percentage. The junior also has a 0.62 goals against average through three games.
-The Retrievers will return home to Retriever Soccer Park to face crosstown rivals Loyola (Md.) on Thursday, Aug. 31 for a 7 p.m. contest.
Scouting the Colonials (0-3-0)
-Robert Morris remains winless on the season after falling most recently to Central Michigan, 4-0, on Friday night. The Colonials have also fallen to Ohio and Milwaukee by a score of 2-0.
-RMU returns seven of its top 10 scorers from 2016, including senior Kasia Bak and junior Jane Schleicher. Kristina Kelley currently leads the Colonials in shots taken with six, placing two of them on goal.
-Freshman Sydney Bruckner has made two starts in goal, stopping 10 shots and allowing five goals. Sophomore Julia Schmid has made one start, making five saves and giving up three goals.
-RMU will welcome Niagara to North Athletic Complex on Friday, Sept. 1 for a 4 p.m. contest before heading to Howard on Sunday, Sept. 3.
Inside the Series
-UMBC holds a 7-1-0 advantage over Robert Morris, including five games when the Retrievers were members of the Northeast Conference.
-Last season, UMBC closed out its non-conference schedule with a 6-1 victory over RMU. Five different Retrievers found the net in the win, while Roth made four saves in net.