VESTAL, N.Y.—The UMBC women's soccer team's season came to an end Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 loss to America East rival Binghamton, who scored twice in the first half to seal the victory.
Bearcats midfielder Mary DeWitte netted the first goal late in the 23rd minute when she met a through ball from forward AnnMarie Rizzi and beat UMBC sophomore goalie Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) from 18 yards out.
Then with 4:30 left in the half, Binghamton midfielder Conor O'Brien collected the rebound of DeWitte's initial shot and ripped it past Kadet from 17 yards out to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at halftime.
The Retrievers had a good chance in the final minute of the first half. Binghamton keeper Carrie Martin charged out to intercept a dangerous cross inside the box with 50 seconds remaining, but the rebound squirted to UMBC sophomore forward Amy Savage (Ottawa, Ontario/Sir Wilfrid Laurier), whose rocket volley from eight yards was stopped by Martin at close range.
Kadet made four saves in the game, while Martin finished with two. The Bearcats outshot the Retrievers, 9-6, and held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Retrievers finish the season at 0-14-3 overall and 0-6-2 in America East play, while Binghamton earned the fifth seed in the America East Championships with the win, improving to 6-9-1 overall and 3-4-1 against league opponents.