Women's Soccer Heads Up to Philadelphia to Face Penn on Friday Afternoon

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

The UMBC women's soccer team returns to Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 14 to take on the Penn Quakers at Rhodes Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+ (subscription needed) and live stats are available here.

UMBC at Penn Game Info
What:
UMBC Retrievers (0-6-0) at Penn Quakers (4-1-0)
Where:
Rhodes Field – Philadelphia, Pa.
When:
Friday, Sept. 14 – 5:00 p.m.
How to Follow:
Video | Live Stats
Social Media:
@UMBC_WSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEWSOC

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

After an eight day break from the field, the UMBC women's soccer team finally took the turf to take on crosstown rivals Towson, dropping a close 2-1 decision on September 10.

 

Freshman Danielle Fuentes scored her first career goal in the 29th minute after classmate Olivia Paoluci fed the ball into the box, where Fuentes was able to beat out a defender and knock the ball into the net.

 

After the Tigers tied the game up at the 31-minute mark on a free kick, the Retrievers looked to tie things up in the 41st minute after Elysia Paolillo sent a shot that the Towson keeper was able to save.

 

The Tigers took a 2-1 lead early in the second half, but both of UMBC's attempts to tie things up late in the game were thwarted.

 

Jade Wilkins got her first start of the season in goal, making four saves between the pipes. The sophomore tied a career-high for saves, 

 

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS

Penn enters the contest at 4-1-0, only falling to #13 NC State, 1-0, on August 31. In their four wins, the Quakers have outscored their opponents, 12-2.

 

Most recently, Penn defeated Navy, 4-2, on September 7. Sasha Stephens and Kelsey Andrews helped to give the Quakers a 2-1 lead before halftime, while Emily Sands and Emma Loving gave Penn a two-goal advantage in the second half.

 

Stephens leads Penn with six points off three goals, followed by Sands, Andrews, and Paige Howard (2g, 1a). Allie Trzaska ranks eighth in the country and is first on the Quakers' roster with five assists on the season.

 

In goal, Kitty Qu has made 14 saves and allowed only three goals on the season, while recording three shutouts.

 

INSIDE THE SERIES

The two teams have only met four times, with Penn winning each match in a shutout.

In their last meeting in 2011, the Quakers defeated the Retrievers, 3-0, at Rhodes Field.