David Walden

UMBC soccer loses to North Carolina on penalty kicks

— UMBC had to believe it had the defending NCAA champions right where they wanted them.

After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Retrievers and North Carolina were headed to penalty kicks to decide who would advance from their second-round match in the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship on Sunday at Fetzer Field.

After all, UMBC (11-4-7) had prevailed over New Hampshire in the America East tournament final and Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAAs on penalty kicks.

"Definitely," team captain and senior forward Milo Kapor said. "With the last two results and winning them, we definitely felt confident."

It didn't work out that way. Kapor...