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MEN'S SOCCER PITCHES THIRD STRAIGHT SHUTOUT, BLANKS ALBANY, 3-0
The Retrievers are now unbeaten in five straight (4-0-1) and they extended their home unbeaten streak (regular season) to 25 games (18-0-7).
Freshman netminder Steve King (
“I am really proud of how our team played,” Head Coach Pete Caringi said. “Defensively, we’ve played well for three straight games and have played much more disciplined soccer. Today was our most complete game to date.”
Neither team generated much offensively in a scoreless first half, but UMBC’s freshmen keyed a second half surge. Freshman forward Manuel Mariel (Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands), making his first start since the season opener, captured the ball away from an Albany defender at the 30-yard line and drove down the right side. With
Freshman midfielder Dan Bulls (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) set up UMBC’s second goal as he stole a pass along the right sideline and led sophomore midfielder Matt Watson (
Reserve senior forward Andrés Serafini (
UMBC has not allowed a goal in 309:37, since Mt. St. Mary’s tallied in the 70th minute on September 21.
Shots were even at 11-all, and Ceus made four saves for the Great Danes. Junior forward Yan Gbolo and freshman midfielder Mikael McNamara recorded three shots each for the visitors.
The series now stands at
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Scoring: UM-Manuel Mariel 59:04; UM-Matt Watson (Dan Bulls) 79:49; UM-Andrés Serafini (David Feazell, Kevin Mezzadra) 87:41. Saves: A-Steward Ceus 4 (3ga, 90 min.) UM-Steve King 3 (0ga, 90 min.) Shots: A-11, UM-11. Corners: A-3, UM-6. Fouls: A-15, UM-16. Offside: A-5, UM-2. Halftime: 0-0. Attendance: 266