Philadelphia – Host St. Joseph’s drew 1-1 with a goal in the 85′ and defeated UMBC 2-1 at Sweeney Field.
Senior Ryan Becher put UMBC on the scoreboard, converting a penalty in the 58′. Becher scored his fifth team-best equalizer of the season after the junior striker Alek Wroblewski It was taken from the left side of the box.
But the Hawks tied the game with a goal in a 68′ scramble and got the game winner on a right-angle shot into the left corner of the net.
Outshot of St. Joseph UMBC, 14-11, and UMBC goalkeeper Quantrell Jones and his counterpart made five saves each.
The Retrievers (5-2-1) open the East America competition by hosting UAlbany on Saturday, September 24 at 7pm.