The 10th time was the charm for the UMBC soccer team, which beat visiting Navy for the first time yesterday, 2-1, on two goals by Adrian Washington.
Navy had an 8-0-1 record in nine previous meetings with the Retrievers. Backs Darius Taylor and Bob Sales assisted Washington, the latter for a 2-0 lead with just 42 seconds gone in the second half. Navy stopper Leon Wilson -- like Washington a graduate of Oakland Mills -- got one of the goals back, and UMBC held on for the rest of the game.
UMBC (3-1) begins its inaugural season in the East Coast Conference Saturday (1 p.m.) against Central Connecticut. Towson State (2-2) began defense of its ECC title yesterday with a 5-0 whipping of visiting Hofstra, as Joe Layfield had a goal and an assist. Towson State is 12-0-1 in its last 13 home games.
Maryland came back in regulation and overtime to claim a 2-2 tie with Loyola (1-1-3), which got both of its goals from Sean Nolan. Mike Painter and Nigel Burdett scored for the Terps (3-1-1).