Men's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Double Overtime Draw at Vermont
Burlington, Vt.—The UMBC men’s soccer team recorded its eighth shutout of the season as the Retrievers picked up a crucial point on the road in a 0-0 double-overtime draw with host Vermont.
UMBC is now 3-1-1 in its last five outings and is now 6-4-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the America East Conference. Vermont goes to 4-9-1 and 1-2-1 in the league.
The Retrievers’ best chance occurred in the early stages of the second half as a blast by junior midfielder Shondell Busby (Toronto, Ont.) from 18 yards away was tipped by Catamount netminder Roger Scully off the crossbar.
UMBC improved upon its nationally-ranked defensive stats as junior goalkeeper Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) made five saves to earn his league-high eighth shutout. King entered play this week 21st in the nation in goals against average (0.646) and 20th in save percentage (85.5%). The Retrievers now have eight shutouts in 13 outings and were tied for tenth in the nation in shutout percentage through games of Oct. 7.
The Retrievers return home to face an improving Albany squad on Saturday’s Homecoming match. UMBC is currently in first place (seven points) in a tightly-packed early season race, but Albany is the lone undefeated team in league play at 1-0-2.