Retrievers Head to West Virginia for Their First Road Contest of the Year

Retrievers Head to West Virginia for Their First Road Contest of the Year

UMBC vs. WVU Game Notes

Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC looks to continue their winning ways, as they travel to West Virginia for their first road contest of the year. The Retrievers are coming off a 3-2 victory against Monmouth, which saw three different Retrievers score goals to move to 1-1-2 on the year.

West Virginia Match Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers (1-1-2) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1-0)

When: Wednesday, September 14 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Morgantown, W.V. – Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

How to Watch: Live stats and live video (free) at wvusports.com

Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC comes into the contest at 1-1-2 on the year, after getting a three point performance from freshman Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) on Saturday in a 3-2 win against Monmouth. Pulliam scored the games first goal, and added an assist on the game winner to propel UMBC to victory.

-Pulliam leads the offense with five points (2 goals, 1 assist), while senior Christian Morales (Gaithersburg, Md./Frederick) has also tallied two goals, including the game winner against the Hawks. Patrick Jean-Gilles (Woodbridge, Va./South County) and Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) also have goals on the year.

-Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) has started every game in net for UMBC, going 1-1-2 on the year, making 12 saves for a save percentage of .632. He has allowed seven goals for a goals against average of 1.58.

Scouting the Mountaineers:

-West Virginia comes into the mid-week contest at 3-1 on the year, after knocking off ETSU, 1-0 in overtime on Friday night.

-Tucker Stephenson leads the offense with two goals for four points. Logan Lucas is the only other Mountaineer with a tally this year, as four players have recorded assists for WVU in 2016.

-Jose Santos has played every minute in goal for the Mountaineers this year, letting up two goals, and has pitched a shutout in the last four contests.

Attendance Counts:

-UMBC currently ranks 18th in attendance in the NCAA, averaging 1,064 fans at Retriever Soccer Park for matches. A total of 4,244 fans have flocked to Baltimore to see the Retrievers this year.

Pulliam Earns Conference Recognition:

-Freshman Tre Pulliam was named America East Rookie of the Week for the week ending 9/11 for his one goal, one assist effort in UMBC's 3-2 win against Monmouth.

All-Time Series:

-UMBC and West Virginia will be meeting for the fourth time all-time between the two sides as UMBC holds a perfect 3-0 lead in the series.

-The last meeting between the two was back in 1996 where UMBC took a 2-1 victory in Morgantown.

Up Next:

-UMBC will return home for a Saturday matinee against George Washington at 3 p.m. as a part of the UMBC 50 celebration weekend.