March 18, 2018
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Binghamton edges UMaine in double overtime; Black Bears still alive in playoff hunt


The University of Maine women’s soccer team’s overtime nightmares continued on Thursday night when Ryan Reilly’s goal with 4:52 left in the second OT gave Binghamton a 1-0 America East victory over the Black Bears in Orono.

UMaine is now 0-5-1 in overtime this season.

But the Black Bears’ playoff hopes are still alive because the University of Maryland Baltimore County upset Vermont 1-0 for its first league win of the season.

UMaine closes out its regular season against visiting UMass Lowell on Sunday at 1 p.m. and if the Black Bears beat the River Hawks and Vermont loses or ties Stony Brook at home on Sunday, the Black Bears would sneak into the sixth and final playoff spot.

UMass-Lowell, which tied league leader New Hampshire 0-0 on Thursday, has nine points and is occupying sixth place. Vermont has seven and UMaine has six.

Teams receive three points for a win and one for a tie.

If UMaine beats UMass Lowell and Vermont ties or loses, UMaine and UMass Lowell would be tied for sixth and UMaine would win the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Mackenzie Hanna made one save on 16 shots for Binghamton, which is now 10-3-4 overall and 4-2-1 in America East.

Samantha Cobotic made nine saves on 22 shots for UMaine, which is now 4-10-1 and 2-5.

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