Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer returns to Retriever Soccer Park to close out the regular season against Stony Brook on Wednesday. The Retrievers will honor Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County), Cormac Noel (Todmorden, England), Tom Paul (Stalybridge, Cheshire, England), and Sammy Kahasi (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) prior to the game.
Stony Brook Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE) vs. Stony Brook Seawolves (6-5-5, 0-3-3 AE)
Where: Retriever Soccer Park – Baltimore, Md.
When: Wednesday, November 1 – 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats available at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC, #ThankYouSeniors
Scouting the Retrievers (7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE):
-UMBC comes into the match with the Seawolves at 7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE on the year after dropping their second straight match to Hartford, 1-0 on Saturday. The Hawks scored in the 72nd minute to take the victory. It was just the second game this year where the Retrievers were held without a goal.
-Senior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) leads the team the with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) and Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) all have four goals this year, as ten different Retrievers have found the net in 2017.
-Freshman Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has started in every match for the Retrievers this year, stopping 54 shots (.727 save percentage), giving up 20 goals for a goals against average of 1.27.
Scouting the Seawolves (6-5-5, 0-3-3 AE):
-The Seawolves come into the match after a scoreless draw against Albany last Saturday. The Great Danes outshot the Seawolves 14-11, garnering nine corner kicks in the process. Stony Brook is 5-2-4 at home to just 1-3-1 on the road in 2017.
-Vince Erdel leads the Stony Brook offense, scoring a team best eight goals with one assist for 17 points. He has taken and converted four penalty kicks this year. Rob Bjornholm-Jatta is second on the team with three goals, and is tied for the team lead with two assists.
-Both Tom McMahon and Jacob Braham has split time between the pipes for the Seawolves. McMahon leads the duo with a 0.75 goals against average, allowing just six goals in eight games. Braham has made 38 saves.
-The Retrievers and Seawolves will be meeting for the 19th time in the all-time series, with UMBC leading 11-7-0. Last year Stony Brook won 2-0 up on Long Island, snapping five game win streak by the Retrievers.
-UMBC is 8-2-0 all-time in games played in Baltimore dating back to the series opener in 1999. The last time the two sides played in Baltimore, UMBC took a 3-0 decision in 2015.
-UMBC staff, students and fans packed the bleachers and hill at Retriever Soccer Park on Tuesday, September 26 to watch No. 1 Maryland take on the Retrievers. A total of 3,766 fans saw the Retrievers and Terrapins finish in a 1-1 draw.
-The previous attendance record was set earlier this year, when 2,873 fans saw the Retrievers and Howard Bison battle on August 28.
No Back-to-Back for Caringi:
-With their tie against Delaware, UMBC has guaranteed a non-losing season for 2017. After going 5-9-3 last year, the Retrievers have already surpassed last year's win total. In his 26-plus seasons as head coach, Pete Caringi Jr. has never had back-to-back losing seasons.
-Senior midfielder Gregg Hauck has eclipsed the ten-goal mark for his career as a Retriever. Of the 11 goals that he has scored, nine of them have either been a game winner or game tying goal.
#AEChamps Clinching Scenarios:
-UMBC currently sits in fifth place in the America East, with the top six teams making the tournament. UMBC can clinch a spot with a win or tie against Stony Brook, or with a loss and a loss by either Binghamton or Hartford.