UMBC snapped Maryland’s streak of 12 consecutive trips to the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament with a 1-0 victory
Sunday night at Ludwig Field. Malcolm Harris
slotted home the game-winning goal from five yards in the 70th minute to send the Retrievers to the
round of 16 for the first time as a Division I team. UMBC will travel to No. 13 Louisville, a 2-1 winner over Saint Louis, on Sunday.
"In the second half, we responded really well," said
UMBC coach Pete Caringi
. "We played much more like we are capable of playing. We put a little bit more pressure on them. I liked our chances the more we got
into the second half."
UMBC stepped up pressure in the second half, finishing with a 12-9 edge in shots. Harris scored on a rebound after Kay
’s shot was stopped by a masterful save from the Terrapins' U.S. U-20 keeper, Zack Steffen
Maryland won both the Big Ten
regular-season and tournament titles in its first season in the league and came into the NCAA Tournament with an unbeaten streak of 11 games.
“We are extremely gutted with the
result today,” Terrapins coach Sasho Cirovski
said. “I thought we played a very good first half but the game shifted in the second half and UMBC
came out with some energy and had a little momentum. This game was going to take an effort goal and they ended up picking up a loose ball, we were unbalanced, and they put they found a way to get a
goal in the back of the net."