Fuentes Scores as Women's Soccer Falls, 2-1, to Towson on Monday Night

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

BALTIMORE – Freshman Danielle Fuentes (Rockville, Md./Magruder) knocked in her first career goal on Monday night, but the UMBC women's soccer team fell, 2-1, to the Towson Tigers in a crosstown battle. 

STRAIGHT FACTS

  • Towson was quick out of the opening kick, putting two shots on goal in the first two minutes, including on that was saved by UMBC's Jade Wilkins (Stoney Beach, Md./The Catholic High School).
  • Fuentes put the Retrievers on the board first in the 29th minute after Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J.) fed the ball into the box and Fuentes was able to beat out a defender and knock the ball into the net.
  • The Tigers tied the game up at the 31-minute mark after Justine Stoner launched a free kick behind Wilkins.
  • UMBC had a shot to take the lead in the 41st minute after Elysia Paolillo (Holliston, Mass.) sent a shot towards the Towson net that Megan Collins was able to save.
  • The Tigers attempted to get an early lead after Jenna Blank had a shot saved in the 54th minute, but Evelyn Neidert gave them a 2-1 advantage in the 55th minute.
  • UMBC took two shots in the second half, as Paolucci's went wide in the 62nd minute and Corbi sent her shot over the goal.

FOR THE RECORD
Towson moves to 2-5-1 on the season, as UMBC falls to 0-6-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
10:
Towson outshot UMBC, 10-6, in the game, with a 6-2 advantage on goal
3:
The game only featured three total corners, two by Towson and one by UMBC

MINDING THE NET
Collins finished the night with just one save. In her first start of the season, Wilkins tied a career-high with four saves.

ONTO THE NEXT ONE
The Retrievers will travel back to the City of Brotherly Love as they face the Penn Quakers on Friday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.