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MEN'S SOCCER POSTS SIXTH SHUTOUT IN SEVEN OUTINGS; BLANKS UNH, 2-0
Baltimore, Md.--The UMBC men’s soccer team posted its sixth shutout in the last seven games as the Retrievers edged America East rival New Hampshire, 2-0, in summer-like conditions at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC, which halted a brief two-game winless streak, improved to
Freshman netminder Steve King (
“We beat a very good, well-coached team which was desperate for a win,” said UMBC Head Coach Pete Caringi. “I knew it would be a battle, and we were fortunate to win.”
Neither team could mount much offense before UMBC struck suddenly just before halftime. Sophomore defender Bryan Moffa (
It was Mezzadra’s team-leading sixth goal of the year and snapped a six-game scoreless streak. The goal snapped a streak of 243 minutes without a goal for UMBC.
The Retrievers got an insurance marker at the 76:47 mark. UNH’s Derek Bragg had a goal waved off on an offsides call and UMBC quickly counterattacked. Sophomore midfielder Matt Watson drove in from the midfield stripe, beat a defender, and cut in toward the net. His short cross was run onto by freshman forward Manuel Mariel, who beat Levey inside the far left post from seven yards out.
UMBC outshot UNH, 10-4, and allowed only one Wildcat shot in the second half. Levey made five saves for the Wildcats. UMBC returns to action on Saturday, when they entertain conference rival
UMBC 2, UNH 0
Scoring: UM-Kevin Mezzadra (Marcus Gross, Bryan Moffa) 43:05; UM-Manuel Mariel (Matt Watson) 76:47. Saves: NH-Brian Levey 5 (2ga, 90 min.), UM-Steve King 2 (0ga, 90 min.) Corners: NH-5, UM-2. Fouls: NH-9, UM-20. Offsides: NH-2, UM-0. Halftime: UMBC, 1-0, Att: 235