Philadelphia, Pa.—UMBC men's soccer picked up their third straight victory, knocking off La Salle 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night. Sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles scored the game winner in the 96th minute to lift the Retrievers to victory, improving their record to 4-1-3 on the year.
"This was a great road win against a good La Salle team. The win says a lot about the character of our team: winning on the road and grinding out a win in overtime helps the confidence in our young team," head coach Pete Caringi Jr. said following the win.
UMBC outshot the Explorers (5-4) 14-13, while La Salle held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) led the Retrievers in shots with five, as four other Retrievers recorded two shots in the win.
Just six minutes into the extra session, sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles (Woodbridge, Va./South County) ripped a shot past La Salle keeper Mike Kirk on a beautiful bending ball from center field.
Junior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) got the Retrievers on the board first, netting his first goal of the 2016 campaign in the 34th minute off an assist from Jon Bell (Silver Spring, Md./Richard Montgomery). The Explorers would find the equalizer early in the second half, forcing extra time.
The Retrievers will return to the pitch on Friday, Sept. 30 when they open up America East play at New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
-The Retrievers have won their last three contests, and are unbeaten in six of their last seven.
-UMBC is now 2-0-3 in overtime contests this year, winning their last two.