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MEN'S SOCCER TO OPEN SEASON IN the GREENE TURTLE/adidas KICK OFF TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY
The UMBC men’s soccer team opens its 2004 campaign this Saturday, September 4, as the Retrievers host the Greene Turtle/adidas Kick Off soccer tournament at the UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC plays the “nightcap” at , as they face provisional NCAA Division I member New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The opening game pits
UMBC has never faced NJIT, nor the Georgia Southern Eagles. Should the Retrievers face the Tigers on Monday, it would be the 25th meeting overall, with UMBC holding a slim
UMBC has hosted a "Kick-Off-style" tournament or classic in each of the last seven seasons. The Retrievers have won the tournament in four of the last five years and have compiled a record of
The Retrievers had a brief hiccough in 2002, but have been dominant since the Soccer Stadium has hosted games, beginning in 1998. In that span, UMBC is 39-8-7, with 3 losses and 2 ties occurring in the 2002 campaign.
UMBC received votes in the pre-season Top 20 poll, conducted by College Soccer News, and were technically ranked #38 by the on-line publication. The Retrievers were also listed as a "Team to Keep an Eye On" for the 2004 season. UMBC played 13th-ranked VCU to a 1-1 draw in a scrimmage in