Women's Soccer Suffers First Loss Of The Season, 3-2, At UMBC

Aug. 25, 2014

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CATONSVILLE, Md. -  Despite a two-goal lead early in the second half, UMBC scored three unanswered goals to hand Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer its first loss of the year, 3-2, on Monday evening.

The Greyhounds fell to 1-1 on the season, while the Retrievers improved to 2-0 in non-conference action.

Freshman Alyssa Bonnesen recorded her first-collegiate point in the 39th minute, heading a pass to Rosy Hayes. Hayes finished the pass into the far left side of the goal for the first score of the evening. 

Coming back from the half, Nicole Wahlig headed a ball off a free kick from Hayes. Wahlig’s assist found senior Jessica Van Dyke for a 2-0 lead in the 49th minute.

Loyola held UMBC scoreless for 53 minutes before Lisa Nanov went on to score the first of her two goals for the Retrievers. The rookie forward took a centering pass from Morgan Taylor and got past Colleen Folan for the squad’s first goal of the evening.

Less than four minutes later, the Retrievers set up a corner kick that ultimately found Jessy Brown. Brown made a clean pass to Nikki Boretti and the game was tied, 2-2.

Nanov scored UMBC’s game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation.  A head ball found the feet of Alexa Quaranta, who centered a pass to Nanov. Nanov found an empty goal, and the Retrievers finished their third goal of the second half in the 82nd minute.

Folan recorded two saves, while offensively the Greyhounds combined for four shots on goal by Gabrielle Tana, Van Dyke and Hayes (two). 

Loyola hosts its home opener on Friday, Aug. 29, against  George Washington University. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.