Baltimore, MD-Senior forward Dominic DaPra scored a pair of goals to lead visiting Wisconsin (5-0) to a 4-2 victory over UMBC (3-1) before 663 fans at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
With the game tied at 1-1 at halftime, DaPra scored the go-ahead goal for the Badgers at the 54:36 mark. Watson Vaughn-Prather served a ball to DaPra in the box and the high-scoring forward (now 7 goals in 5 games) chested it down, and beat UMBC netminder from eight yards away. At 72:42, DaPra took a lead pass down the wing from Nick Van Sicklin and beat Rowland from 10 yards away.
The Retrievers then seized the momentum, and senior midfielder P.J. Wakefield scored his second goal of the game, skimming in a Derek McElligott serve after a corner kick at the 76:09 mark. UMBC threatened again, but Badger reserve Matt Kalua sealed the win, as he gathered in a long goal kick from netminder Moriba Atiba Baker, and beat Rowland from 12 yards away.
Wakefield had given UMBC the lead at 13:20, blasting in a throw in from Justin Nall from eight yards out. But Wisconsin tied the game just five minutes later, as Aaron Lauber won a loose ball deep in the Retriever box, and scored from five yards away.
Wisconsin outshot UMBC, 11-9, as DaPra recorded six of UW's 11 attempts. Atiba Baker made three saves for UW, while Rowland stopped four Badger shots. UMBC lost for just the third time in their last 28 home games