BALTIMORE – UMBC (1-3) valiantly rallied from a four-goal fourth quarter deficit, but fell, 14-13, in overtime to Brown (2-1) before 1,245 fans at UMBC Stadium.
Attackman Brett McIntyre (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) recorded a career-high five goals to pace the Retrievers. The junior scored the game-tying goal with 2:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. Senior midfielder Billy Nolan (Crofton, Md./Arundel) shared game-high scoring honors with a goal and four assists, while Josh Jordan (Lunenburg, Mass.) netted three goals.
Junior attackman Luke McCaleb paced Brown with five goals.
The game was tied six times in the first half and went to the break knotted at 8-8. McIntyre gave UMBC their fourth and final lead of the game at 9-8 just 1:48 into the third quarter, cashing in a feed from Nolan. But the Bears won 5-of-7 third quarter draws and scored five consecutive times to take a game-high four-goal advantage at 13-9 after 45 minutes.
Nolan and McIntyre went to work again early in the fourth, connecting just 2:50 into the period to halt the Brown surge. After junior attackman Ryan Frawley (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) tallied with 6:25 remaining, Nolan scored an amazing goal, beating Brown’s 10-man ride with an accurate shot that travelled nearly the length of the field.
Trailing 12-11, sophomore attackman Trevor Patschorke (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) found McIntyre inside and the Canadian buried the equalizer with 2:42 remaining. The Retrievers would get the final possession of regular after UMBC freshman netminder Jack Morton (Ellicott City, Md./Boys’ Latin) made a save with 71 seconds left. The Retrievers fired two shots, but could not complete the rally, as Patschorke’s attempt in the final seconds ticked off the near left post.
Brown would win the face-off to start overtime and Ryan Aughaven would record the game-winner from the left side just 52 seconds into the frame.
Patschorke and Frawley posted two goals and one assist each for the Retrievers.
Morton, making his first collegiate start, made a team season-high 13 saves, as Brown held a slight 37-35 edge in shots. Brown netminder Phil Goss made six of his nine saves in the second half.
Patschorke and McIntyre gave UMBC a 2-0 lead at the 8:28 mark of the first quarter, but Brown scored three straight before Frawley scored a man-up goal to produce a 3-3 score after 15 minutes. Jordan scored all three of his goals in the second period.
UMBC will take on High Point in North Carolina on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m.