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MEN'S SOCCER TANGLES WITH MOUNT ST. MARY'S FOR 31ST TIME
RECAP: Senior defender Marcus Gross broke a one-all tie with a score in the 66th minute to lead host UMBC (
Gross and Mezzadra share the team lead with three goals each. They have each tied their season highs with three goals, both set in 2003. UMBC outshot BGSU, 11-6, and Retriever netminder Andy Marchica made four saves in the win.
SERIES HISTORY: UMBC will meet Mt. St. Maryís for the 31st time, the Retrieversí most -contested opponent. The Retrievers hold a
UMBC PLAYER NOTES: Happy Birthday Wishes to UMBC senior midfielder Powell Cucchiella, who turns 21 today, and to senior defender Jim Fendryk, who celebrates #22 tomorrow...netminder Andy Marchica (141 career saves) needs 3 more stops to move into eighth place on UMBCís all-time list...Eric Mahon has assists in three of the last four games, surpassing his career point total in that span...Senior back Matt McGowan has now started 53 consecutive games for UMBC.
2OTH SEASON OF DIVISION I SOCCER: UMBC is competing in its 20th season of Division I soccer. UMBC entered 2005 at 202-134-32 (.592) in 19 years of Division I competition and 338-249-64 (.568) in 38 seasons of varsity competition. The Retrievers have recorded seven straight winning campaigns and posted a .500 mark or better in all but three (1986, 1988, 1997) Division I seasons.
HOME, SWEET HOME: UMBC was 6-0-2 at home last season as they continue to play outstanding soccer at UMBC Soccer Stadium. 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 45-8-9 (.798), with 3 losses and 2 ties occurring in the 2002 campaign. UMBC has not lost a regular season home game since falling to Navy, 3-1, in September of 2002. They are 16-0-7 in that span. UMBC is
STREAK HALTED: UMBC had qualified for its conferenceís post season tournament for nine straight seasons until a seventh-place finish (4-5 America East,
DUELING HOME SITES: UMBC will play its four September home games and a pair of October contests on newly-renovated UMBC Stadiumís Momentum Turf surface. The other four games will take place at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC RECORD SITUATIONS (2006)
At Home: 2-0-1
On Road: 0-1-0
On Grass: 0-3-0
On Artificial: 2-0-1
On Wednesday: 0-1-0
On Saturday: 0-0-0
When Scoring First:
When Allowing First: 0-1-0
One Goal Games:
Decided by >1 goal:
In October: 0-0-0
In November: 0-0-0
A LOOK AT THE MT. ST. MARYíS MOUNTAINEERS
Sept. 2 at Radford L, 1-0
Sept. 3 at V.M.I. L, 3-2,2ot
Sept. 11 at
Sept. 16 Elon T, 1-1,2ot
Notes: Senior Howdy Long scored a career-high two goals to lift Mount
Long, who came into his senior campaign with two goals and two assists for six points, scored a goal in each half to give him three goals and one assist for seven points in five games in 2005. Goalkeeper Mark Murphy recorded three saves to earn the shutout and help the Mount (
Mount St. Maryís was