Late Maine Goal Lifts Black Bears Over Retrievers, 2-1, in Women’s Soccer

Rachel McKee's sixth goal of the season was her fourth goal in the last three games.
Rachel McKee's sixth goal of the season was her fourth goal in the last three games.

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.