Hauck Nets Equalizer; No. 16 UMBC Men’s Soccer Draws Binghamton 1-1 on Saturday

Hauck Nets Equalizer; No. 16 UMBC Men’s Soccer Draws Binghamton 1-1 on Saturday

Vestal, N.Y.—No. 16 UMBC men's soccer had to come from behind, but got a big goal from senior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) in the 77th minute to earn a 1-1 draw with Binghamton on Saturday. The tie keeps the Retrievers' unbeaten streak alive at three games.

UMBC moves to 6-2-3, 1-0-1 AE on the year, while the Bearcats move to 3-5-3, 0-0-2 AE on the year.

Neither side could get much going in the opening 45 minutes, as both teams had just four shots in the opening half. The best chance for the Retrievers came off the foot of Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul), who had shot in the box, but his attempt was stopped.

Freshman goalkeeper Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) stopped every shot he faced in the half to keep things scoreless at the break.

O'Loughlin came out in the second half making a huge stop just ten minutes in to keep the Bearcats off the board.

However the Bearcats would get on the board first in the 70th minute. After a long pass from the Binghamton keeper, Ben Ovetsky got around a Retriever defender and O'Loughlin and calmly placed it home for a 1-0 lead.

The lead would be short-lived, as Hauck tied it up with his team best fourth goal of the season. Hauck found the ball at his feet after the ball was bounced around the box. He ripped the one-timer in the upper left corner to tie the match at 1-1 in the 77th minute.

The Retrievers had chances at the end of regulation as Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) and James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha) put shots just over the crossbar, as UMBC headed to their fourth overtime game of the year.

UMBC had the best chance of either team in the overtime sessions, as Hauck had a shot from 20 yards out go just past the post, as the match ended in a 1-1 tie.

O'Loughlin moved to 5-2-3 on the year making six saves in the contest. Hauck led the Retrievers with five shots, putting one in the net. Both Saunderson and Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) had multiple shots with three and two respectively.

Alejandro Cubillo earned the result, playing 65 minutes making five saves.

UMBC is back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 11 when they travel to UMass Lowell. Kickoff with the River Hawks is set for 7 p.m.