Women’s Soccer Falls to Loyola (Md.), 1-0, in Double Overtime

Photo by Brian Gonzalez
Photo by Brian Gonzalez

BALTIMORE, Md. – In a hard-fought battle through two overtimes, the UMBC women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 non-conference matchup to crosstown rivals Loyola University Maryland on Thursday, Aug 31. The Greyhounds move to 2-3-0 on the season, while the Retrievers fall to 1-3-1.

Just 1:43 into the second overtime period, Loyola's Julianna Cabrera sent a corner kick toward the net that Mary Theresa Corcoran was able to head directly in for the golden goal.

The Retrievers best chances for scoring came in the second half, when sophomore Nikki Saad (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and freshman Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) both sent shots towards the goal, but Loyola's Sumer Rahe was there to make the stop.

Loyola had a chance to take a lead early in the second period, when Claire Beath kicked the ball high toward the top of the goal but sophomore Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa./Pine-Richland) punched it out to keep the game scoreless.

Overall, the Retrievers and Greyhounds were even on shots, each sending eight balls around the net; however, Loyola held a 5-3 advantage in shots on goals.

In goal, Rahe moved to 2-3-0 on the season after making three saves in the shutout. Roth falls to 1-3-1 on the year, but made four saves in the outing.

UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC will take to the pitch on Thursday, Sept. 7 as they travel to Lynchburg, Va. to face reigning Big South champions Liberty in a 5:30 p.m. contest.