UMBC Men’s Soccer Travels to Philadelphia for Final Non-Conference Match Against Drexel on Tuesday

UMBC Men’s Soccer Travels to Philadelphia for Final Non-Conference Match Against Drexel on Tuesday

UMBC Game Notes

Baltimore, Md.-- The Retrievers come into the contest with the Dragons at 4-7-3, 0-5-0 AE on the year after falling 1-0 to Hartford on Saturday. UMBC outshot the Hawks, 21-7, but Hartford capitalized on a free kick to earn the win.

Drexel Match Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers (4-7-3) at Drexel Dragons (1-11-2)

When: Tuesday, October 25 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Philadelphia, Pa. – Vidas Field

How to Watch: Live video and live stats at DrexelDragons.com

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

Scouting the Retrievers:

-The Retrievers outplayed Hartford and outshot the Hawks 21-7 on Saturday, but a diving header by Jeff Tryon in the 76th minute gave Hartford a 1-0 win. Junior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County)led the Retrievers with five shots in the contest.

-Freshman Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) leads the Retriever offense with four goals on the year, adding an assist for a team best nine points. Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) has three goals for six points, while Patrick Jean-Gilles (Woodbridge, Va./South County) and Gregg Hauck each have a pair of goals for the Black and Gold.

-Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) has started every game in net for UMBC, going 4-7-3 on the year. Heavner has made 43 saves for a save percentage of .662. He has allowed 22 goals for a goals against average of 1.48. 

Scouting the Dragons:

-The Dragons enter the contest with the Retrievers at 1-11-2 on the year, having lost their last nine contests. Most recently, Drexel fell 2-0 to CAA foe James Madison on Saturday. After a scoreless first half, the Dukes scored twice in an eight minute span to earn the win.

-Colin McGlynn leads the team with six points on two goals and two assists and a team best 15 shots. Ilai Shvika is the only other Dragon to score multiple goals, scoring two for four points. Eden Ben Hemo and Carlos Cuevas have also scored goals for Drexel.

-Tyler Afflerback has played every minute in net for the Dragons, giving up 28 goals for a goals against average of 1.93. He has made 52 saves on 200 shots faced for a save percentage of .650.

Attendance Counts:

-UMBC currently ranks 24th in attendance in the NCAA, averaging 1,081 fans at Retriever Soccer Park for matches. A total of 9,773 fans have flocked to Baltimore to see the Retrievers this year.

City of Brotherly Love:

-UMBC will be playing their second game in Philadelphia this year, winning the only other time they were there against La Salle.

-Sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles scored in overtime on a beautiful bending ball in a 2-1 win against the Explorers on September 24.

All-Time Series:

-UMBC and Drexel will be meeting for the 8th time in the all-time series, with the Dragons holding a 4-2-1 advantage.

-UMBC is unbeaten in their last three meetings with Drexel, not giving up a goal during that stretch.

-The last meeting between the two was last October where Michael Burgos netted the game winner in the 52nd minute from Gregg Hauck and Malcolm Harris.

Up Next: 

-UMBC will play their final home game on Senior Night against Vermont in a key America East contest at 7 p.m.