Women's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker to Binghamton in Overtime
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Binghamton on Sunday afternoon in overtime. Maine got goals from Nikki Misener (Burlington, Ontario) and Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec) in the game.
The Black Bears fall to 6-4-4 on the season and 3-1-1 in America East play. Binghamton improves to 7-4-2 overall, 2-1-1 in conference action.
Maine wasted little time getting on the board. Achille played the ball to Misener, who was able to get behind the Binghamton defense. Misener beat Bighamton keeper Carrie Martin just 3:37 into the game. For Misner, it was her first goal of the season.
The Black Bears added to their lead at 22:35 when Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) had a header that Martin was unable to control. The ball went right to Achille who fired it into the back of the net for her third goal of the season.
Binghamton got on the board at 25:35 following a Bearcat corner kick. Michele Galvin got the ball to Rebecca Raber, who fired the ball past Maine keeper Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) from the top of the box.
Binghamton tied the game early in the second half. Conor O'Brien played the ball to Katie Corcoran, well outside the box. She had a shot that went just over the head of Maine keeper Swant and under the cross bar. The game remained 2-2 until late in the first overtime.
With less than two minutes to play in the first overtime, Corcoran got the ball to Stephani Church, who was able to get a step on the Maine defense. She dribbled the ball a few strides before beating Swant one-on-one to give the Bearcats the victory.
The two teams finished with 14 shots apiece. Swant made six saves in 98:24 and falls to 6-4-3 on the season. Martin made one save in 22:35. She was replaced by Gaby Gold who stopped four shots in 75:49. She picks up the win and improves to 2-2 on the season.
Maine returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 20 when it travels to New Hampshire for a game with the Wildcats. Kick off is slated for 1 PM.