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Men's Soccer Draws 1-1 With UNH, Will Take on Host Hartford in America East Championships
The Retrievers complete the regular season at 8-6-4 overall and 3-3-2 (11 points) in the America East Conference, while UNH, which also gained a playoff berth is at 5-4-8 overall and 2-1-5 in the conference (11 points).< The Retrievers will be the No. 5 seed and play at No. 4 Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 10 at a time to be announced.
After a scoreless first half, the Retrievers broke on top just 1:38 into the second half. Freshman midfielder Levi Houapeu (
The Retrievers were a perfect 7-0 this season when scoring the game’s first goal heading into today’s contest, but the desperate Wildcats ended that streak. In the 70th minute, UNH senior midfielder Adam Marcellus recovered a loose ball on the left side and broke in past the UMBC defense. His shot from ten yards out beat UMBC junior netminder Steve King (
Both teams continued to attack, but neither side got a high quality chance over the final 40 minutes. Both goalkeepers were active, as Jenne made eight saves and King corralled seven.
Notes: UMBC has now earned spots in the America East Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007… the Retrievers were 3-0-1 vs. America East competition at home this season and are 14-2-5 in five years of league play… today was the final regular season home match for seniors Philippe Bissohong (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook), Bryan Moffa (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) and Marco Valent (Umag, Croatia).
UMBC 1, UNH 1, 2ot
Scoring: UM-Levi Houapeu 47’; UNH-Adam Marcellus 70’. Saves: UNH-Mike Jenne 8 (1ga, 110 min.), UMBC-Steve King 7 (1ga, 110 min.). Shots: UNH-13, UMBC-11. Corners: UNH-6, UMBC-2. Fouls: UNH-14, UMBC-12. Offsides: UNH-5, UMBC-1. Att: 606