VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC women's soccer's senior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) registered five saves to move into sixth on the Retrievers' all-time saves list (177), but it was not enough as Binghamton edged out UMBC,1-0, with a goal in the 57th minute in a critical America East contest on Thursday night at Bearcats Sports Complex.
With two games to go in the regular-season, none of the America East teams were out of the running for the upcoming league playoffs. The victory gives the Bearcats (3-11-2, 2-4-1 AE) seven points in the America East standings, one point behind the seventh-place Retrievers (4-10-3, 2-3-2 AE).
The Retrievers saw their first good opportunity of the night on a shot from 10 yards out from senior forward Amanda Dailey (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) in the 18th minute, marking the first shot on net of the contest, but the league's leader in saves Katie Hatziyianis picked up her first stop of the night.
The Bearcats responded a minute later with a shot from senior midfielder Katherine Corcoran that nailed off the post, keeping the game scoreless 20 minutes into the contest.
Nance, who was named to the CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, finished the opening half with three saves of her five saves.
Binghamton proved to be more aggressive than the Retrievers in the second half, outshooting UMBC, 9-3. Corcoran broke the scoreless tie in the 57th minute with her second goal of the year. Freshman forward Julianne Johnston set the place up with a through ball and Corcoran finished her shot into the lower left corner of the net to put Binghamton on top, 1-0. Corcoran finished the day with eight shots, placing four of them on net.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC closes out the regular-season and puts its playoff hopes on the line with a 2 p.m. matchup at Stony Brook on Sunday, Oct. 25.