Hartford, CT--Thirteen different Retrievers scored goals and nine produced multiple points as UMBC (3-4, 2-0) routed Hartford (1-6, 0-2), 18-6, in an America East contest played at rainy Trinity College this afternoon.
Freshman midfielder Justin Haworth led the onslaught with 4 goals and 1 assist. He scored the game’s opening goal just 1:06 into the contest and after UMBC took a 4-1 lead after one quarter, Haworth opened the second stanza by converting Andy Gallagher feeds at the 0:38 and 1:55 marks to put UMBC ahead, 6-1. The Retrievers would outscore UH, 8-1, in the second quarter to take a 12-2 halftime advantage. After Haworth’s scores, attackmen Drew Westervelt and Nick Fatseas posted extra-man tallies and then senior attackman Rob Cross and junior midfielder James Hyland each scored back-to-back goals to give UMBC a 12-1 lead with 4:09 to play in the quarter.
In addition to Haworth’s five points, senior attackman Brendan Mundorf and junior midfielder Andy Gallagher each posted a goal and 3 assists. Westervelt, senior midfielder Joe Cahill and freshman attackman Conor Devlin all posted 1 goal and 2 assists each.
The 18 goals scored was the most for UMBC since an 18-5 win over Mt. St. Mary’s in the second game of the 2001 season.
UMBC outshot Hartford, 39-22, and the Retrievers scored on all three of its extra-man opportunities. Starting netminder Kevin Cepelak played the first half, making 3 saves and allowing 2 goals in 30 minutes. Junior Chris Petrush made his first appearance in net, allowing 1 goal and making 2 saves in the third quarter, while freshman David Coker made 3 stops and allowed 3 goals in the fourth quarter.
The Retrievers take on Towson on Tuesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.