|UMaine||University of Hartford|
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore Nicole Bailey netted her second career goal to get the Black Bears out of an early deficit and send the team to overtime on Thursday night, but the University of Maine women’s soccer team ultimately lost to America East preseason favorite Hartford 2-1 on a 92nd-minute goal by Gabriela Gamory.
The Hawks opened up the scoring just five minutes into the game but the Black Bears did well to respond and began to ramp up the pressure over the next few minutes, with Bailey ultimately tying the game at 1-1 about 17 minutes after Hartford had opened the scoring.
Annalena Kriebisch kept it a tie game heading into the half with a key save in the 40th-minute. The sophomore fought to see through traffic right in front of the goal and shot out her foot to make a save on a close-range shot.
Both Kriebisch and Hartford’s Maia Perez finished with four saves on the night while Hartford held the final edge in corners (3-1), shots (18-6) and shots on goal (6-5).
Bailey now has two goals and two assists for a team-high six points.
Andersen – who earned her first career point on Sept. 24 with an assist – is now on a two-game point-streak with the helper on Bailey’s goal.
Seven players went the full 91 minutes for the Black Bears in Ridley, Kriebisch, Mikayla Morin, Jane Stevens, Olivia Bamford, Amy Falkin, and Emma Cossette.
The game marked the fourth overtime contest of the year for UMaine.