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WEATHER WREAKS HAVOC IN WOMEN'S SOCCER'S SCORELESS TIE WITH AMERICAN
Baltimore, MD-On a cold and windy day at the UMBC Stadium, scoring chances were hard to come by for both American and UMBC as they played 120 minutes of scoreless action. A swirling wind and overcast sky that eventually opened up with a hard rain prevented either team from mounting a significant offensive threat.The Retrievers (7-5-1) would outshoot the Eagles (6-4-1) by a margin of 20-6, but only two of those were quality chances. One of those opportunities came with just over three minutes remaining in the second overtime as sophomore forward Lori Quintavalle booted the ball off the post. American goalie Jen Liese made the initial save, but the ball squirted free. No Retrievers were in the area to corral the loose ball and take a shot.Earlier in the second overtime, UMBC freshman forward Missy Moore attempted to control a free ball inside the goal box, but was pushed off of it by Liese and was not rewarded with a penalty kick.Overall, Liese made six saves while teammate Jessica Bonnell, who started the game for the Eagles, stopped three shots. Retriever keeper Becky Hicock made two saves in the contest. 1 2 1OT 2OT FAmerican 0 0 0 0 0UMBC 0 0 0 0 0 Goals: American- none. UMBC- none.Saves: American- Liese (75 min., 6 saves, 0 goals allowed); Bonnell (45 min., 3 saves, 0 goals allowed). UMBC- Hicock (120 min., 2 saves, 0 goals allowed).