In women's soccer, senior forward Rachel McKee (Mount Hebron) scored on a first half penalty kick, but the Maine Black Bears scored with one second remaining in the first half and the two America East squads battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in pleasant conditions at Retriever Soccer Park.
UMBC (1-8-3, 0-2-1 America East) earned its first league point of the campaign, while Maine is now 5-4-2 overall and 1-1-1 in conference play.
The game was UMBC’s first at home since Sept. 9.
“I think we did things this game that we haven’t done in other games, we had a number of corner kicks, put pressure on their keeper, and had chances that we haven’t seen in some of our prior games,” said head coach Leslie Wray. “We are proud of that.”
The Retrievers return home on Oct. 4 when they host America East foe Boston University for a 7:00 p.m. tilt.
The men’s team played two dominant games at home, but wound up with a draw and a loss in matches to La Salle and Vermont.
UMBC outshot La Salle, 17-5, but the Retrievers and Explorers battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw in a non-conference contest at Retriever Soccer Park on Sept. 25.
Visiting Vermont scored twice in a 73-second span late in the game to stun a dominant UMBC men’s soccer team, 2-1, in the America East Conference opener for both teams at Retriever Soccer Park.
UMBC had a decided advantage in the statistical battle and spent the majority of the evening in the Vermont half of the field. The Retrievers outshot the Catamounts, 17-6, and attempted 15 corner kicks to six for the visitors, but fell to 3-4-3 in ten America East openers.
The volleyball team split a pair of home America East matches over the weekend, losing a five-set match to UNH on Friday before taking out Providence in four sets on Sunday.
Freshman Sherelle Walker led a trio of Retrievers in double figures with a match-high 17 kills as the UMBC volleyball team rallied from down a set to defeat Providence, 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-13, 25-10), Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
For Walker it was her second consecutive contest in double figures as she recorded 22 winners in Friday’s five-set loss to New Hampshire. Sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) and redshirt freshman Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) also registered double-digit kills, each finishing with 11 put-aways.
UMBC is now 8-12 overall and 1-2 in league play.