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Quaranta twins lead UMBC past Maine

Preslie Quaranta had a goal and an assists to help lead UMBC past Maine for their first conference victory.

Preslie Quaranta had a goal and an assists to help lead UMBC past Maine for their first conference victory.

When both Preslie and Alexa Quaranta are on the field together at the same time it’s a dangerous time for opposing teams. Against Maine, the twins were a part of all three second-half goals in a 3-0 shutout of the Black Bears, with Preslie scoring once with an assist and Alexa assisting two goals.

The win was the team’s first victory in against an America East opponent this year.

After a very slow-paced first half with few scoring opportunities for either team, UMBC broke through in the 54th minute with a goal. Alexa crossed the ball high into the box to sophomore Wren Aye, who headed it into the goal for her first goal of the year.

Then, in the 70th minute UMBC would double the lead when Preslie sent a ball into the box. Her sister Alexa headed it down to the feet of Angela Kuhn and Kuhn ripped a shot to double UMBC’s lead.

Still facing a dangerous opponent with quick-strike ability, UMBC pushed for a third goal to close the door on the Black Bears and in the 79th minute Preslie attempted a cross into the box, but it hooked into the left corner of the net behind the goalkeeper to make it a 3-0 score.

Sophomore goalkeeper Leah Roth made four saves in her second shutout of the year.

Though UMBC is still searching for their first road victory, the win over Maine keeps them undefeated at Retriever Soccer Park this season and they will remain at home on Thursday when they host UMass Lowell at 7 pm, kicking off the University’s Homecoming festivities.

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