WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – UMBC rallied from a one-goal deficit to register a 2-1 extratime win over the Monmouth University men Saturday night.
Despite a go-ahead 49th minute goal by senior Jake Areman and eight saves from junior goalkeeper Bobby Edwards, the Monmouth University men’s soccer team was defeated by UMBC in overtime Saturday night, 2-1.
The Hawks got their goal in the 49th minute after midfielder John Antunes played a ball to sophomore defender Andy Martinez down the right side. Martinez crossed it to the top of the 18, where Jake Areman buried the ball inside the left post.
The Retrievers (3-1-0) equalized in the 68th minute from an odd-angled, deflected shot. Within the first two minutes of extratime, UMBC gathered a loose ball inside the box and scored the golden goal inside the left post.
“When it’s all said and done, we have to give credit to UMBC,” Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt said. “From the opening whistle until the final goal, they competed as a team and as a unit. We showed a few moments of who we’ve been this year, but we definitely didn’t have enough tonight to overcome UMBC. We’ll bounce back and we’re looking forward to getting back to training on Monday morning.” – Head Coach Robert McCourt
Monmouth goalkeeper Bobby Edwards made two big saves within the opening 10 minutes, stopping UMBC inside the 18 on both occasions.
Monmouth will play three more non-conference matches before Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, including Columbia, No. 12 UMass-Lowell and Hartford.
The Hawks will travel to New York to take on Columbia University Tuesday at 7 p.m. They have won four out of five meetings with the Lions.