Late Maine Goal Lifts Black Bears Over Retrievers, 2-1, in Women’s Soccer
ORONO, Maine—UMBC junior forward Rachel McKee (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) scored her fourth goal in the last three games, but Maine defender Sady Tobin scored twice to lift the host Black Bears (4-6-1, 1-3-0 AE) to a 2-1 victory over the Retrievers (0-11-2, 0-3-1 AE) in America East women's soccer action Sunday afternoon.
Tobin got Maine on the board first, as she headed a corner kick by defender Lisa Bijman over the head of UMBC sophomore goalie Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) in the 42nd minute.
But the Retrievers answered just 14 seconds later on a long goal by McKee to tie the game heading into halftime. It was McKee's team-best sixth goal of the season.
The score remained deadlocked at 1-1 for much of the second half before Tobin tallied the game-winner with 16 minutes left, hitting a perfectly placed ball from 35 yards out into the far corner.
Kadet made six saves between the pipes, while Maine keeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder stopped four Retriever shots. Maine held a slight edge in shots, 9-7, as well as a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Retrievers return to action on Thursday, when they host America East rival Albany at 7 p.m.
Notes: McKee's six goals and 12 points this season are the most by a Retriever since Jessica Young (12 goals, 25 points) and Amanda Dicarlo (10 goals, 20 points) in 2005… Kadet moved into a tie with Christine Bacinski ('08) for fifth place all-time at UMBC with 173 career saves.