Men's Soccer Rallies for 1-1 Double Overtime Draw at UNH
Durham, N.H.- UMBC senior midfielder Milo Kapor (Toronto, Ont./Emily Carr) buried his third penalty kick of the season in the 77th minute and the Retrievers rallied from an early deficit and played host New Hampshire to a 1-1 double-overtime draw.
UMBC is now 5-3-4 on the season, while UNH is now 4-4-3- both squads are 0-1-1 in America East Conference play.
New Hampshire opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, as Alex Hussein headed in Robert Palumbo's 25-yard free kick.
The Retrievers only managed three shots in the first 45 minutes, but applied constant pressure in the second stanza, outshooting the hosts, 8-4, and taking all four corner kick opportunities. With just more than 13 minutes remaining, junior forward Kadeem Dacres (Rosedale, N.Y./Mercer County CC) was taken down in the box, drawing a yellow card on the Wildcat defender.
Kapor stepped to the penalty spot and beat UNH sophomore netminder Travis Worra to knot the game at 1-1. Kapor has converted on all three of his and the team's penalty kick attempts on the season.
Shots were even at 11-all and UMBC junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) made two saves in 110 minutes of work.
The all-time series is knotted up at 4-4-4 and the Retrievers are unbeaten (2-0-3) in the last five matches vs. UNH.
UMBC heads right back out on the road and faces Albany in New York on Wednesday evening.