Jessy Brown scored in the 103rd minute to give UMBC a win over Stony Brook in double OT.
Jessy Brown scored in the 103rd minute to give UMBC a win over Stony Brook in double OT.
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UMBC, UVM Win OT Games in Women's Soccer Thursday

Release: 10/17/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - An exciting day of women's soccer on Thursday ended with UMBC taking over first place with an overtime win at Stony Brook. The Retrievers are 4-1 with 12 points, while Hartford also has 12 points but has a 4-2 conference record. Vermont also notched an important overtime win against Albany to grab three points in a battle for a playoff spot, and New Hampshire stayed unbeaten with a win at UMass Lowell. Here is a recap of Thursday's action with a look ahead to Sunday.

at New Hampshire 2, UMass Lowell 0
Box Score

  • New Hampshire remains the lone unbeaten team in the conference with a 2-0 win over UMass Lowell.
  • The Wildcat defense remains the story of the team's success, allowing just two goals over the last seven games and recording their fifth shutout.
  • The game was scoreless until the 70th minute was Meghan Ledwith scored her second of the season.
  • Kristen O'Neil added an insurance goal nine minutes later, totaling three points in the contest.

at Vermont 2, Albany 1 (2OT)
Box Score

  • In a rematch of a 2012 America East quarterfinal that was settled in penalty kicks, Vermont topped Albany in another thriller, 2-1, in double OT.
  • After a scoreless first half, Bre Pletnik gave Vermont a 1-0 lead, volleying home a feed from freshman Nikki McFarland in the 48th minute.
  • Albany tied the game late when Krista Fitzpatrick took a shot that deflected off a UVM defender and into the net.
  • The game remained knotted at one until the second overtime and Amanda Moschella provided the drama, taking a strike from the top of the 18 for her first career goal.
  • The win put Vermont into sixth-place, one point ahead of Binghamton for the final playoff spot.

UMBC 2 at Stony Brook 1 (OT)
Box Score

  • Jessy Brown scored her conference-leading fifth game-winning goal to give UMBC a 2-1 double OT win at Stony Brook and putting the Retrievers into first place in the conference.
  • Stony Brook took the first lead in the game, getting on the board with an own goal in the 31st minute.
  • The Retrievers tied the game in 54th minute when Alexa Quaranta took a through ball from Meg Kowalski and dribbled around the keeper to finish into an empty net.
  • Brown then ended the contest in the 103rd minute, hitting a one-time shot off a cross from Kowalski.

Hartford 2 at Binghamton 0
Box Score

  • Hartford earned its third-straight win and kept pace with UMBC in first place with a 4-2 record and 12 points. The Hawks have played one more game than the Retrievers.
  • The Hawks scored both goals in the first half. Elise Galipo tallied what proved to be the game-winner in just the seventh minute, finishing a shot to the far post from a wide-left angle outside the box.
  • Chanel Johnson added an insurance goal in the 19th minute, her seventh of the season and fifth in the last three games.

Sunday, Oct. 20

UMBC at UMass Lowell - 12 pm
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  • UMBC can clinch a spot in the Championship with a win OR a loss or a tie by Vermont OR a loss by Binghamton.
  • It would be UMBC's first trip to the America East Championship since 2005.
  • The Retrievers currently own the second-best turnaround in conference history for a team that did not win a game the year before, going 0-5-3 last year to 4-1-0 this season. The 1996 Hofstra team holds the best turnaround going from 0-7-0 in 1995 to 5-4-0 in 1996.

Maine at New Hampshire - 1 pm
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  • Maine is coming off a bye on Thursday and sits two points behind UMBC and Hartford for first place.
  • New Hampshire is tied for fourth but remains the lone unbeaten team in the America East with a 2-0-3 record.

Stony Brook at Binghamton - 1 pm
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  • Stony Brook is tied for fourth with New Hampshire, two points ahead of Binghamton and one point ahead of Vermont.
  • Binghamton is one point behind Vermont for the final spot in the America East Championship.

Vermont at Hartford - 2 pm
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  • Hartford can clinch a trip to the America East Championship with a win or a tie against Vermont.
  • It would be Hartford's eighth-straight appearance in the America East Championship.
  • Vermont holds a one-point edge on Binghamton for the final spot in the America East Championship.