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Men's Soccer Heads to Loyola for Saturday Showdown with the Greyhounds
The UMBC men’s soccer team (3-2-2) continues a tough stretch of non-conference games as the Retrievers travel across town to take on Loyola (6-2) on Saturday afternoon at the Diane Aikens-Geppi Field. The opening kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. After another road contest at Mount St. Mary’s (Oct. 2), the Retrievers will open America East Conference play vs. Stony Brook at UMBC Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6.
The Retrievers snapped two-game slide, but saw their winless streak extended to three by virtue of an 0-0 double overtime tie vs. James Madison on Saturday… The scoreless draw was UMBC’s second of the season, marking the first time in UMBC’s NCAA Division I history (1986) that they have recorded two such results in the regular season… The two teams combined for 24 shots and 18 corner kicks… The Retrievers are now 9-2-7 in their last 18 non-conference home games… Junior goalkeeper Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) saw his consecutive minutes played streak end at 3,300 at Lehigh last Wednesday as sophomore Matt Henderson (Plymouth, Fla./Winter Park) played 13 minutes in his debut... King entered last week 16th in the nation in save percentage (88.5%, three goals allowed and 23 saves) and tied for 21st with a 0.574 goals against average... He posted his fourth shutout of the season vs. JMU and is now fifth in school history with 12 shutouts… He needs a pair of saves (current total 145) to move into eighth place on UMBC’s all-time saves list… Junior midfielder Kevin Gnatiko (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) has ten career assists and is UMBC’s active goal scoring leader with six... Sophomore reserve forward Ime Umoh (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/Methodist) currently leads the Retrievers with two goals on the season and earned his first start vs. James Madison... Junior defender L.J. Pijnenburg (
UMBC has not scored in the last 203 minutes of action… after scoring four goals in its first two games (2-0), the Retrievers have managed just two more in the last five outings (1-2-2).
Loyola was unbeaten vs. UMBC in the first 19 meetings (17-0-2) between the two schools until the Retrievers finally broke the hex with a 2-1 win in 2003 at the Battle of Baltimore Tournament at