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Nemesis St. Francis (N.Y.) Edges Men's Soccer, 2-1 in Second Overtime
ANNAPOLIS, Md.–For the second consecutive season, the UMBC men’s soccer team ran into trouble with former NEC rival Saint Francis (N.Y.), as the Terriers scored early in the second overtime period to defeat the Retrievers, 2-1 in the final game of the Anders Soccer Classic. UMBC fell to 1-1 on the season, while the Terriers captured the classic with a record of 1-0-1.
Last season, the Terriers won the adidas Kick Off Classic at UMBC with a win over Navy and a tie versus the Retrievers.
The Retrievers dominated the first half and jumped ahead, 1-0, in the 16th minute of play. After a Terrier foul just outside the box, UMBC senior Dan Bulls (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) deposited the ensuing free kick into the left corner of the net from 18 yards away.
UMBC outshot Saint Francis, 7-4, in the first half, but surrendered an own goal in the 38th minute when a Terrier cross was inadvertently headed into the Retriever cage by a UMBC defender.
Saint Francis would outshoot UMBC, 8-2, in the second half and first overtime session, but UMBC senior goalkeeper Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) made three saves in the first extra period to hold off the Terriers.
But just 1:28 into the final frame, Terrier reserve Jeverton Delorenzi headed in John Sallhag’s cross from the left baseline.
King made five saves, but UMBC managed to put just one shot on goal, excluding Bulls’ tally.
The Retrievers open the home schedule on Friday, when they host Lipscomb in the nightcap of the 2008 adidas Kick Off Classic.