Forward Dan Bulls scored the tying goal and converted the deciding penalty kick to send the Retrievers to the semifinals.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.óThe fifth-seeded UMBC menís soccer team (8-5-4) played fourth-seeded Hartford (7-4-7) to a 1-1 tie through 110 minutes, but advanced to the America East semifinals on penalty kicks, 5-4. The Retrievers will take on top-seeded Binghamton on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Vestal, N.Y.
Hartford forward Andreas Blamo, a second-team all-conference selection, gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute with a shot into the lower right corner, converting a pass from teammate Daniel Antunez.
But the Retrievers tied the score five minutes into the second half when forward Dan Bulls picked off a pass played back to a Hartford defender and beat goalie Matt Glaeser to the left post for his first goal of the season.
Bulls also converted the deciding penalty kick to send his team to the semifinals. Both teams made their first kick before UMBC goalie Steve King stopped Hartford forward Oswald Aduís shot. The Retrievers were successful on all five attempts, with defender Jovan Petrovic, midfielder Levi Houpeau, forward Kevin Gnatiko and midfielder John Paul Waraksa converting the first four.
King made four saves in the game, while Glaeser stopped six shots for the Hawks. Hartford out-shot UMBC, 20-14, including 12-3 in the first half. The teams were even with six corner kicks apiece.