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Men's Soccer To Face Gonzaga, U. Mass at Navy's Anders Classic This Weekend
Scene Setter: UMBC (1-1) will face first-time opponents Gonzaga (1-1) and U. Mass (1-0-1) at the Anders Navy Classic in
Weekend Review: The Retrievers split a pair of matches in last weekend’s 2006 adidas Kick Off Classic. UMBC exploded for four goals in a 20-minute span of the second half to defeat
Downright Offensive: The Retrievers amassed seven goals in the two games, the most they have scored in a two-game span since posting 11 in the 2004 adidas Kick Off Classic. (10 of those goals were scoring in one game vs. New Jersey Tech.) Five of the seven goals were scored in the second half. Senior forward David Feazell (Fallston) , who scored a personal best of five goals last season, scored three goals and added an assist in the two games. Senior midfielder Kevin Mezzadra (Loyola-Blakefield) added two goals and a helper vs.
A Bulls’ Market: Sophomore midfielder Dan Bulls (Old Mill) scored his first career goal, which tied the game at 2-2 in the 51st minute vs. Virginia Tech. He had three assists in his freshman campaign.
All-Tournament: Feazell, Mezzadra and defenders L.J. Pijnenburg and Bobby Woods earned All Tournament team honors for the adidas Kick Off Classic. Pijnenburg, a first-year sophomore from
Unpleasant Memories: UMBC participated in the Anders Navy Classic to open the 2005 campaign and suffered their first 0-2 start since 1989 and the first in Head Coach Pete Caringi’s tenure. The Retrievers fell to
Bulldogs, Minutemen: Gonzaga (7-9-4 last season) opened the season with a 4-1 win over UNLV, but then dropped a 4-0 decision to UC-Davis. U. Mass (8-10-2 in ’05) played a pair of America East teams last weeking, edging
Is Steve King No Longer a Mystery?: Sophomore netminder Steve King has now played 1,334 consecutive minutes for the Retrievers. He posted shutouts in eight of his first ten starts, but has not earned a shutout in his last four appearances, allowing eleven goals. On the road last season, King was 3-1-1, with shutouts in four of the five games, including two in overtime.
We Only Work Weekends: The Anders Classic is the second of four weekend tournaments for UMBC before they open America East Conference play on September 23 vs.
The Top Dog: Head Coach Pete Caringi will coach his 500th collegiate game vs. Drexel on September 8. He is 338-124-35 in his 26th season as a collegiate head coach. Coach Caringi’s first ten seasons were spent at CCBC-Essex (