DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to University of Maryland, Baltimore County Sunday afternoon at Bremner Field. The Wildcats now stand at 6-8-3 overall and 4-2-1 in America East Conference play, while the Retrievers move to 6-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the league.
After a scoreless first half, UMBC netted the game's only goal with just under 14 minutes to play. Kristin English sent a corner kick from the left corner in front of the near post. Christina Sikorski then got a head on it and slid the ball past UNH keeper Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) for the tally.
UNH, which outshot the Retrievers 12-4 on the afternoon, had a prime chance to tie with just over 10 minutes to play. Ana Tobon (Philadelphia, Pa.) launched a shot from 20 yards out in the middle of the field that looked like it had a chance but was knocked over the crossbar by UMBC keeper Robin Babaris.
MacKay did not make a save in the contest, but UNH was awarded a team save after Erin Margentino (Farmington, Conn.) swept a ball off the goal line with just over 15 minutes to play. Babaris made five stops en route to the win.
The Wildcats return to action Thursday when they head north to face Vermont in a 2:00 contest. UNH then wraps up the season Sunday, November 2, when it hosts Stony Brook in a 1:00 contest.