Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Retrievers (0-4, 0-2) fell to the Maine Black Bears (6-1, 1-0) in America East women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at the UMBC Soccer Stadium. After a scoreless first half, the Black Bears finally were able to get the ball by Retriever goaltender Robin Babaris (Ontario, Canada/Sir Oliver Mowat), who made 11 saves in the game.
Babaris kept the game scoreless up until the 66th minute after leaving the goal to try to stop Annie Hamel who had broken away from the Retriever defense. Hamel, however, was able to avoid Babaris and cross into the front of the net where a streaking Kim Walsh tapped the ball into the bottom left corner of the net to give the Black Bears a 1-0 lead.
The Black Bears continued to pressure the Retrievers through out the rest of the second half as they out shot UMBC 15-4 in the game and tallied an insurance goal at the 79:47 mark. Hamel broke free from the nearest Retriever defender once again and this time dribbled right at Babaris, knocking a shot down into the bottom left corner for Maine's second goal of the game.
The Retrievers return to action this Tuesday in a late addition to their schedule, as they will play host to Arkansas at 4 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium.