Orono, ME – The No. 6 seeded UMBC Retrievers (7-8-1, 4-5-1 AEC) struck first but could not hold on as the No. 3 Maine Black Bears (13-3-1, 7-2-1 AEC) came from a goal down to defeat the Retrievers, 3-1 in the first round of the America East Women's Soccer Championships. Freshman Amanda DiCarlo (Ontario, Canada/St. Paul's) opened the scoring in the game by putting the Retrievers on the board first at 17:34 off an assist from Lori Quintavalle (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield).
The Retrievers held their one goal lead up until seven minutes remaining in the half when Maine's Emily Stevens notched the game at 1-1 with a goal in the 38th minute off a pass from Katie Hodge. The game went into the break tied at one apiece.
In the second half Maine got on the offensive, out shooting the Retrievers 8-4 in the second stanza as Kate Crawford capitalized on two of the Black Bear's scoring opportunities. Crawford netted the eventual gamewinner at the 59.28 mark and then scored an insurance goal at 75:30. Both goals were assisted by teammate Kim Walsh.
With the win Maine moves on to the semifinal round as they travel to face No. 2 seeded Hartford on Friday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at Boston University.
UMBC - Amanda DiCarlo (Lori Quintavalle), 17:34
Maine - Emily Stevens (Katie Hodge) 38:08
Maine - Kate Crawford (Kim Walsh) 59:28
Maine - Crawford (Walsh) 75:30
UMBC: Robin Barbaris (90:00, 1 save)
Maine: Tanya Adorno (90:00, 1 save)