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Men's Soccer Throttles Stony Brook, 4-0 in America East Opener
Steve King moved into third place on UMBC's all-time list with his 14th career shutout.
UMBC won its second straight game and improved to 5-3-2 overall, while Stony Brook fell to 6-4-1.
After an evenly-played first 25 minutes, the Retrievers started to take control in the final stages of the first half. UMBC broke on top as sophomore forward Ime Umoh (
UMBC took that advantage to halftime and scored a pair of goals in five-minute span to take control in the early stages of the second. Sophomore forward Andrew Gillis (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall), who scored twice at Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday, hit the nets again at the 59:01 mark. Senior midfielder Brian Moffa (
With the Seawolves attempting to apply the pressure, Gillis turned defense to offense as his looping clear was run onto by junior midfielder Shondell Busby (
Freshman forward B.J. Quigley capped the scoring as he chased a ball down in the left corner, beat his defender and then beat reverse netminder Rich Skoblicki from eight yards away with 1:19 remaining.
The Retriever defense and junior goalkeeper Steve King (
UMBC outshot their guests, 12-8 and had six of the game’s eight corners. They snapped a three-game losing streak to Stony Brook and evened the all-time series at 3-3.
Notes: After scoring just two goals in a six-game span, UMBC has mustered seven in two games this week… the Retrievers are now 11-2-4 at UMBC Soccer Stadium in America East play… Gillis, who scored three goals in his freshman season, now has four on the year and is UMBC’s active goal-scoring leader with seven… the Retrievers face defending league champion Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y. on Wednesday night.
UMBC 4, Stony Brook 0
Scoring: UM-Levi Houapeu (Ime Umoh) 34’; UM-Andrew Gillis (Kevin Gnatiko, Bryan Moffa) 60’; UM-Shondell Busby (Gillis) 64’; UM-B.J. Quigley 89’.
Saves: S-Dawid Ditrich 5 (3ga, 74:39), Rich Skoblicki 1 (1ga, 15:21); UM-Steve King 2 (0ga, 90:00)
Shots: S-8, UM-12. Corners: S-2, UM-6. Fouls: S-8, UM-12. Offsides: S-1, UM-1. Att: 509.