Men’s Soccer Hosts Vermont on Saturday on Senior Night at RSP

Men’s Soccer Hosts Vermont on Saturday on Senior Night at RSP

UMBC Game Notes

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC heads to the weekend matchup with the Catamounts at 5-7-3, 0-5-0 AE on the year after taking down Drexel, 2-1 on Tuesday. Christian Morales and Jordan Dove each scored goals, while Cormac Noel and Jon Bell has assists in the win.

Vermont Match Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers (5-7-3, 0-5-0 AE) vs. Vermont Catamounts (10-5-1, 2-3-0 AE)

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 – 7:05 p.m.

Where: Baltimore, Md. – Retriever Soccer Park

How to Watch: Live video at UMBCRetrievers.TV, Paul Mittermeier on the call

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

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC got back to their winning ways with a 2-1 win against Drexel on Tuesday night. Senior Christian Morales got UMBC on the board in the 25th minute, before the Dragons scored to tie the match. Freshman Jordan Dove scored his first career goal in the 85th minute to lift UMBC to the win.

-Freshman Tre Pulliam leads the Retriever offense with four goals on the year, adding an assist for a team best nine points. Both Sammy Kahsai and Christian Morales have three goals for six points.

-Billy Heavner has started every game in net for UMBC, going 5-7-3 on the year. Heavner has made 45 saves for a save percentage of .662. He has al­lowed 23 goals for a goals against average of 1.45.

Scouting the Catamounts:

-The Catamounts head to Baltimore at 10-5-2, 2-3-0 AE after picking up a 2-0 win at Binghamton last Saturday. Jon Arnar Barodal got Vermont on the board in the eighth minute, and Bernard Yeboah tallied his tenth goal of the year in the second half to seal the victory.

-Yeboah and Brian Wright lead the Catamount attack as the only two players with double-digit points. Yeboah leads the team in both goals (10) and points (24), while Wright is second on the team with seven goals and 23 points, sporting a team best nine assists.

-Aron Runarsson has seen the majority of the time in net, logging 1047:13 minutes, giving up just 13 goals for a goals against average of 1.12. He has made 27 saves for a save percentage of .675.

#ThankYouSeniors:

-UMBC will honor three seniors prior to the match with the Catamounts. Seniors Billy Heavner, Christian Morales and Bill Kerr will play for the final time in front of the Retriever Soccer Park faithful on Saturday, with the ceremony to take place pregame.

Playoff Implications:

-The Retrievers need to win their final two games against Vermont (Oct. 29) and at Stony Brook (Nov. 2), coupled with a pair of losses by Vermont or Binghamton to get into the America East Tournament.

Attendance Counts:

-UMBC currently ranks 25th 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.

All-Time Series:

-UMBC and Vermont will be meeting for the 16th time in the all-time series, with the Catamounts holding a slim 7-6-2 advantage.

-Vermont has gotten the better of the Retrievers recently, winning both meet­ings last year. In matches played at RSP, UMBC leads 4-2-1.

-The last meeting between the two in the America East Semifinals, where the Catamounts scored in overtime to take a 2-1 decision.

Up Next:

-UMBC will close out the regular season at Stony Brook on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.