Women’s Soccer and Stony Brook Draw in 2013 Title Rematch, 1-1

Women’s Soccer and Stony Brook Draw in 2013 Title Rematch, 1-1

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer's red-shirt freshman forward Destinee Morris (La Plata, Md./La Plata) gave the Retrievers a 1-0 lead with her second goal of the season, but the Dawgs were unable to hang on to the advantage, as Stony Brook and the Retrievers tied 1-1 following 110 minutes of action in a rematch of the 2013 America East title game on Sunday afternoon at Retriever Soccer Park.

The Retrievers move to 8-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in America East play, while the Seawolves move to 3-8-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the league.

After a scoreless first half that saw just four shots total, the Retrievers jumped on the board first in the 55th minute. SBU goalkeeper Ashley Castanio bumped into UMBC senior midfielder Lilly Rydon (Adelaide, South Australia/Concordia College) on Rydon's header attempt on a ball played into the box by senior midfielder Paige Preston (Freehold, N.J./Freehold). Classmate Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) gathered the ball and tapped back a pass for Morris to finish on the open net.

The Seawolves wasted little time evening up the contest at one apiece, scoring 3:29 later as a slotted pass from red-shirt sophomore forward Raven Edwards left freshman forward Maddie Good an open shot that was finished on the ground into the corner for her third goal of the season.

Each team had chances to put the game away before the end of regulation. Stony Brook's first chance came off a corner kick from junior midfielder Tessa Devereaux that made it to sophomore midfielder Elise Pratt on the far side, but her shot nailed off the crossbar in the 71st minute.

The Retrievers saw their chance on a cross from Morris that sophomore midfielder Meg Kowalski (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) got a shot off on from inside the box, but a sea of red defenders were there to stop the ball at the goal line and the rebound from Preston sailed high to keep the game even with less than 15 minutes remaining in regulation.

The Seawolves tried one last effort in regulation when senior forward Shannon Grogran found herself behind the defense and ripped a shot, but UMBC goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) came up with the stop in the 87th minute and dove on the ball to stop the rebound from Grogran, sending the game into overtime.

The two teams combined for just two shots in the two overtimes, leaving each of the 2013 America East co-regular season champions without a win in league play in 2014.

Nance finished with three saves, while Castanio picked up two stops.

On the Horizon

-UMBC hits the road for conference action at New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at Cowell Stadium.