ORONO, Maine – UMBC women's soccer's senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) registered six saves in Sunday afternoon's America East matchup at Alumni Field against Maine, helping the Retriever veteran to move into seventh all-time at UMBC in career saves (166), but it was not enough as a penalty kick in the 71st minute helped the Black Bears earn a 1-0 victory.
The penalty kick came following a goalkeeper foul 70:49 into the contest. Maine's senior forward Charlene Achille netted the PK for her sixth goal of the season, representing the game's only score. Achille finished with a game-high five shots on the day, placing four on net.
The Retrievers entered the contest with a one-point advantage on Maine in the America East standings for the fourth of six spots in the upcoming conference tournament. The Black Bears improve to 7-5-1 overall and 2-1-1 in league play for seven overall points. UMBC falls to 3-9-3 on the season and 1-2-2 in conference action.
Both teams played evenly throughout the opening period, but Maine proved to be the aggressor in the second half, outshooting the Retrievers, 7-2. UMBC totaled eight shots on the day, forcing Black Bear goalkeeper Claudia Dube-Trempe to make four saves in the victory.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC takes the week off before celebrating Senior Day on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Retriever Soccer Park. UMBC will host New Hampshire in their final regular-season home game, which is slated for a 1 p.m. start time.