The College of Maine’s soccer workforce had a second-half comeback that lowered a 21-point deficit to 6.
However an interception by Trevon Booker with 2:02 remaining enabled Campbell College to carry off the Black Bears 34-28 in a Coastal Athletic Affiliation recreation on Homecoming Day at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina on Saturday afternoon.
Campbell, in its first season within the CAA, improved to 4-3 total and 3-2 within the CAA whereas UMaine fell to 2-6 and 1-4.
The Camels noticed UMaine a game-opening landing earlier than responding with 28 unanswered factors to take a 28-7 lead into the intermission.
Campbell turned two UMaine turnovers into touchdowns within the opening half.
UMaine senior quarterback Derek Robertson, whose 36 completions and 503 passing yards on the afternoon have been career-highs, opened the second half by throwing a 26-yard landing go to Jamie Lamson to chop the result in 28-14.
However the Camels answered as Hajj-Malik Williams tossed a 33-yard landing go to Jalen Kelsey with 3:09 left within the third interval to make it 34-14. The Camels had the additional level kick blocked.
However Robertson and sophomore tight finish Rohan Jones connected on a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes to tug the Black Bears inside six.
Robertson threw a 33-yarder to Jones simply seven seconds into the fourth interval and an 18-yarder to him with 6:12 remaining.
Following a Campbell punt, UMaine took possession at its personal 14-yard line with 2:51 remaining.
A ten-yard go from Robertson to Lamson picked up a primary down on the UM-24 however, on second-and-10, Booker made his interception to stitch up the win.
Robertson’s 36 completions got here on 52 passes and 4 went for touchdowns. Over his final 4 video games, he has now thrown 14 TD passes and accomplished 99 of 139 passes for 1,447 yards. He has been picked off 4 instances.
Joe Gillette caught six passes for 135 yards and prolonged his streak of video games with no less than 100 receiving yards to 3. Montigo Moss additionally caught six passes for 53 yards whereas Lamson and Tavion Banks every had 5 receptions for 71 and 56 yards, respectively.
Lamson had two TD catches as did Jones.
UMaine managed simply six internet dashing yards.
Williams, who got here into the sport because the second most correct passer within the Soccer Championship Subdivision with a 74.2 p.c completion fee, accomplished 26 of 33 passes for 242 yards and two TDs. V.J. Wilkins caught eight passes for 79 yards and Chaney Fitzgerald had 5 grabs for 46 yards.
Lamagea McDowell rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.
The sport couldn’t have began higher for UMaine because the Black Bears compelled Campbell to punt on its first possession after which marched 80 yards on seven performs to take a 7-0 lead as Robertson threw an 11-yard TD go to Lamson.
However Campbell answered on its subsequent possession as McDowell’s one-yard TD run completed off an 11-play, 65-yard drive.
UMaine moved the ball from its personal 20 yard line to Campbell’s 20 however C.J. Tillman compelled a Brian Santana-Fis fumble and it was recovered by teammate Ethan Quarsie.
The Camels took full benefit of the turnover as a five-yard go from Williams to Jasiah Provillon capped a 13-play, 81-yard drive to provide Campbell the lead for good.
UMaine went three-and-out on its subsequent possession and a brief Aidan Cadogan punt was returned 19 yards by Brandon Fitez to the UMaine-48 yard line.
Williams threw a 38-yard go to Fitzgerald and that arrange McDowell’s seven-yard landing run to make it 21-7 with 9:16 left within the half.
Following the Campbell kickoff, UMaine picked up 34 yards on two performs however on second-and-three on the Campbell-41, a Robertson go went off the palms of Moss and it was intercepted by Campbell’s Tyquez Royal.
The Camels strung collectively a five-play, 72-yard drive that culminated in Chris McKay’ Jr.’s five-yard run with 5:07 remaining.
UMaine once more moved the ball into Campbell territory however a fourth-and-three go on the Camels’ seven-yard line with 26 seconds left fell incomplete.
Campbell linebacker Tillman and UMaine cornerback Kahzir ‘Buggs’ Brown shared game-high honors with 10 tackles apiece. Safeties Damon Matthews and Abdul Stewart every had eight tackles for UMaine.
UMaine will return to Orono and host Albany subsequent Saturday at 1 p.m. whereas Campbell will go to Richmond for a 3:30 recreation.