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MEN'S SOCCER: UMBC GAINS SPLIT OF KEY NEC ROAD TRIP
Junior midfielder Alex Wilmot continued his outstanding season with a goal midway through the first half and the Retrievers held on for a 1-0 victory over St. Francis (PA) in a key NEC match-up on Sunday. UMBC improved to 6-3 in the league and 9-4-1 overall, with one more NEC game to play vs. local foe Mt. St. Mary's next Saturday. The trip did not begin well for UMBC as they dropped a 3-2 decision at Robert Morris on Friday. The Colonials scored twice in the first 13 minutes of the game. UMBC cut the lead in half when Andy Wells converted a penalty kick at teh 34:16 mark. The Retrievers blizted the RMC cage with 11 second half shots and finally got the equalizer at 78:38, when P.J. Wakefield scored in the box off a pass by Alex Wilmot. But Robert Morris reserve forward Cyril Allen won a ball deep in UMBC territory, and scored from 15 yards out with just 3:04 remaining to give the Colonials the victory. UMBC outshot the hosts, 19-16, including 11-4 in the second half. Retriever netminder Brian Rowland made just one save in the game, while RMC netminder Matt Henson was forced to make eight in the Colonial net.