Women's Soccer Draws 1-1 Tie with Vermont on Thursday Night

Women's Soccer Draws 1-1 Tie with Vermont on Thursday Night

BURLINGTON, VT. – In a rematch of last season's America East quarterfinals, the UMBC Retrievers tied, 1-1 with the Vermont Catamounts on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Retrievers move to 5-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in America East play, while the Catamounts sit at 6-5-3, 1-3-2 in conference play. The draw marks the first win or tie for UMBC on the road this season.

The Catamounts held a 28-9 shot advantage over the Retrievers throughout the entire game, but UMBC was the first to score in the 62nd minute. From the right side of the box, freshman Nikki Saad crossed a ball in off the edge in towards junior Gabby Boehmer; Boehmer was then able to tap the ball in for her fourth goal of the season and give the Retrievers a 1-0 lead.

Vermont would respond with its own goal in the 79th minute, as Savana Yurick drove down the line of the field and sent a low cross to Sarah Martin. Martin then one-touched the ball directly behind sophomore goalkeeper Leah Roth to knot things up at one a piece.

UMBC had its best chance to score in the first overtime to tie things up when freshman Rayven Conner took a corner kick with 30 seconds left on the clock, but the ball sailed wide and into the arms of Vermont's Coco Speckmaier. 

In goal, Roth moved to 5-8-1 on the season after adding 11 saves, her second-highest total of the year. Speckmaier moved to 6-5-3 and made four saves on the night.

UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC will return home to Baltimore to face Stony Brook on Sunday, Oct. 16. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.