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MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS VERMONT, 3-0; McELLIGOTT BECOMES UMBC'S ALL-TIME LEADING DIVISION I SCORER
McElligott gave UMBC an early lead at the mark, as linemate George Bakoulas (
The Retrievers dominated the first 30 minutes of play, holding
McElligott scored his eighth goal of the season and 47th of his career, as he took a lead pass from sophomore midfielder Bobby Woods (
McElligott, who entered the game with 100 points, snapped a tie with Giuliano Celenza (1999-2000), and now has 105 points with 47 goals and 11 assists. Ray Ford (1977-80) is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 124 points (51 goals, 22 assists). The Retriever forward, who also scored the game-winning goal in last year’s 2-0 win at
“I’m very proud of our team and how we rebounded—we’ve had a rough stretch on the road, and it seems like we were happy to be back home.” said UMBC Head Coach Pete Caringi. “Our midfield, the first thirty minutes, really controlled the game, but after that we got a little tired and gave them some opportunities. We have to keep working on keeping our focus throughout the game.”
The win broke UMBC’s longest losing streak since dropping the last four games of the 1997 season.
Scoring: UM-Derek McElligott 7 (Matt Watson, George Bakoulas) ; UM-Matt Watson 2 (McElligott) 66:46; UM-McElligott 8 (Bobby Woods) 80:35.
Saves: V-David Sullivan 3 (3ga, 90 min.); UM-Andy Marchica 6 (0ga, 90 min.)
Shots: V-11, UM-13. Corners: V-5, UM-4. Fouls: V-8, UM-15. Offsides: V-0, UM-4. Att:315