Mount Women’s Soccer Welcomes UMBC for Sunday’s Home Opener

Mount Women’s Soccer Welcomes UMBC for Sunday’s Home Opener

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-0) vs. UMBC (0-0-1)
Sunday, August 20 | 4 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Waldron Family Stadium

Free food will be provided for students at Warner Pavilion at the stadium starting at 3 p.m. The first 250 students in attendance will also receive free Mount sunglasses.

The Mountaineers opened the 2017 campaign with a 3-0 victory at Loyola on Friday night behind goals from Sarah Harmon, Maria Buonomo and Kayla Hughes. Goalie Maggie Barron stopped a pair of shots between the pipes to earn her first win with the Mount.

Harmon capitalized with the team's first goal of the season in the 36th minute, firing a shot towards the upper 90 off a feed from rookie Hannah Logue to give the Mount a first-half advantage. After Loyola evened the contest early in the second, the Mount struck again with just over 20 minutes remaining in the tilt on Buonomo's first career tally. Jenna West sent a well-placed corner kick into the box, and Buonomo finished off the header as the Mount regained the lead, 2-1. Kayla Hughes added an insurance goal in the 81st minute, beating goalie Sumer Rahe with a shot from around 30 yards out to help ice the Mount victory.

Goals: Maria Buonomo (1), Sarah Harmon (1), Kayla Hughes (1)
Assists: Harmon (1), Hannah Logue (1), Jenna West (1)
Points: Harmon (3), Buonomo (2), Hughes (2)
Shots: Seven played tied (1)
Save pct: Maggie Barron (.667)

The Retrievers, coming off a 6-10-1 overall record and 2-5-1 mark in America East play in 2016, opened the 2017 season with a 1-1 draw against Towson on Friday. Midfielder Gabby Boehmer scored the team's lone goal in the contest. Leah Roth made four saves in net in 110 minutes of play for the Retrievers.

Sunday marks the 16th all-time meeting between the Mount and UMBC. The Retrievers own a 12-3 advantage in the series, but the Mount posted a 3-0 victory in the most recent meeting between the two programs in 2015.

The Mount hits the road to take on Howard on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m.