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UMBC Tops Maine, 1-0, in America East Womenís Soccer Opener
Danielle Kell's first career goal gave the Retrievers a big win in their conference opener.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC womenís soccer team (2-9-0, 1-0-0 AEC) snapped its five-game losing streak in a big way Sunday afternoon, defeating America East rival Maine (3-2-4, 0-1-0 AEC) by a score of 1-0 in both teamsí conference opener at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers accomplished two firsts in the game. It marked the first time in seven meetings that UMBC has knocked off the Black Bears, and also the first time the Retrievers have won their conference opener since joining the America East in 2003.
UMBC controlled the early part of the game, taking four shots in the first 15 minutes while limiting
Late in the 61st minute, a
The final minutes of the game were hectic for UMBC senior goalie Christine Bacinski (
Bacinski made three saves in her second shutout of the season and fourth of her career. Both of the Retrieversí wins on the season have been shutouts, and it marks the first time UMBC has recorded more than one shutout in the same season since 2006. Phillips made two saves in goal for the Black Bears.
The Retrievers return to action on Thursday, Oct. 2, when they host America East rival