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Vacarino Scores Twice, but Retrievers Fall to New Hampshire, 3-2, on Senior Day
Sandra Vacarino scored both goals for UMBC against New Hampshire.
BALTIMORE—Junior midfielder Sandra Vacarino (Mantua, N.J./Clearview Regional) posted her second two-goal game of the season, but the UMBC women’s soccer team (2-13-1, 1-6-0 AE) fell to America East rival New Hampshire (4-12-1, 3-4-0 AE) by a score of 3-2 Thursday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
Before the game, the Retrievers honored seniors LaShawna Epps (
Just 7:32 into the game, junior back Christine Sadowski (
But 20 minutes later,
Then in the 40th minute, UNH forward Shaunna Kaplan made a long run down the left side and placed the ball just inside the far post to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead, which they took into halftime.
The Retrievers stormed back early in the second stanza when freshman midfielder Katie Gitlin (
But with less than seven minutes remaining in the game, UNH back Meg Wiley sent a free kick into the box to forward Morgan Keefe, who headed the ball into the goal for the game winner.
Van Vlerah finished with four saves in the game, while
The Wildcats outshot the Retrievers, 20-12. Corner kicks were even at two apiece.
The Retrievers conclude their season on Sunday when they visit defending America East champion