The UMBC soccer team couldn’t have taken a bigger step back after getting two big wins against Boston University and a rout of Albany. After those wins the team looked like a serious threat to get a bye in the America East Tournament but they struggled big time on the road in their last two games, losing to Hartford, 3-0 and Binghamton, 4-0.
While the team did play better than in their appearance against Hartford, the offense was shut down again, and a big reason for that was lock down defender Liam Carson, who did not give Andrew Bulls a good chance at a goal, and Jason Stenta, who saves everything that came his way.
Binghamton got on the board quick when Greg Mathers dribbled past two defenders and shot the ball to the far right post for a goal in the seventh minute.
The UMBC defense did not allow many chances for a while but Jake Keegan scored his sixth goal in the 63rd minute. Then in the final seven minutes Binghamton scored two insurance goals, one by Matt Kristek in the 84th minute, and one by Tyler Bailey just less than four minutes later.
The Retrievers are in the conference tournament though and will travel back up to Binghamton for the quarter final game on Saturday.