The UMBC Retrievers' (6-5-3, 2-0-1 America East) men's soccer squad plays just its second league games in two weeks when the when the Retrievers travel to Durham, N.H. to take on UNH (5-7-1, 1-3-0 AE) at the Bremner Field on Saturday, Oct. 28. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Live streaming and stats are also available via the links on www.umbcretrievers.com and you can also follow all the action via UMBC Front Row, the Retrievers' mobile app.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC's four-game unbeaten streak was halted, as the Retrievers fell at Navy, 2-0, in damp conditions at the Glenn Warner Soccer Complex on Tuesday.
Since a 2-1 victory over Hartford on Oct. 11, the Retrievers have played only one AE contest, drawing at Albany on Oct. 18. The Oct. 15 contest versus Binghamton was postponed and will now require the Retrievers to play their final four America East contests in a span of 12 days.
UMBC is now unbeaten in its last 15 America East regular season contests (13-0-2) and is unbeaten versus its last 19 league foes (include playoffs).
Senior forward Kay Banjo (6 goals, 5 assists) leads the America East Conference in total points (1.42), goals (0.50) and assists (0.42) per game. He is 29 the nation in points per game, and 40th in assists per outing and total assists. SR M Geaton Caltabiano has four goals, while SR M Mamadou Kansaye has three goals and three helpers.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS: The University of New Hampshire dropped a 2-0 decision at Hartford on Oct. 18 to fall to 5-7-1 overall and 1-3-0 in America East play.
For the Wildcats, senior forward David Schlatter leads the team with three goals, including a game-winner against Fairfield, and a total of seven points on the season. UNH is currently 5-4-0 in one goal games this season and has an overall record of 2-1-1 while hosting at Bremner Field.
INSIDE THE SERIES: UMBC is unbeaten vs. UNH in the last seven meetings, with three wins and four draws going back to 2009. But, the Retrievers only have one win at UNH (1-3-2) and that came in the post-season, a 2-1 victory to start the unbeaten streak in 2009.
In the latest meeting, Mamadou Kansaye scored early in the second half and the defense made the goal stand up as the eighth-ranked Retrievers blanked visiting New Hampshire, 1-0, in an America East mid-season battle for first place on Oct. 18, 2013. UMBC earned a 1-1 draw on a penalty kick by Milo Kapor in the 77' in the last meeting in Durham early in league play in 2012.
NEXT UP: UMBC has a pair of America East home games next week, beginning with the make-up game versus Binghamton on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.