Women’s Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision at UMass Lowell

Photo by Gail Burton
Photo by Gail Burton

LOWELL, MASS. – The UMBC women's soccer fell on the road to the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon. The River Hawks move to 5-5-4 overall and 2-2-1 in America East play, while the Retrievers fall to 2-9-3 overall and 0-5-0 in conference contests.


Rachel Morrier scored both goals for the River Hawks, her first coming in the 12th minute of the game. After Shannon Groffie had her shot rebounded into the field of play, Morrier was able to collect the ball and beat a defender out to put the ball in the back of the net.


UMBC's best chance of scoring in the first came on back-to-back shots from sophomore Jessica Hopkins (Clarksville, Md./River Hill), but UMass Lowell's Julia Schneider was able to make the saves.


Morrier's second goal of the game came in the 51st minute after Kristi Birgisdottir passed her the ball and she was able to score on a fast break.


Overall, the Retrievers outshot the River Hawks, 15-10, and held a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks. Hopkins led all players with six shots, four of them being on goal. Freshman Christina Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) had three shots, one of which was on goal.


In goal for UMass Lowell, Schneider moves to 5-4-4 on the season after making nine saves in the 15 shots she faced. For UMBC, junior Leah Roth (Valencia, Pa./Pine-Richland) falls to 2-8-3 after she made four saves in all 90 minutes of playing time.


UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC will play its final regular season road game of the season as they travel to Stony Brook on Sunday, October 15 to take on the Seawolves. The contest is set to kickoff at 1 p.m.