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Men's Soccer to Battle Mount St. Mary's in Tuesday Intrastate Contest
The UMBC men's soccer team (4-2-1) will play its third game in the last six days on Tuesday, Sept. 23 when the Retrievers host in-state rival Mount St. Mary's (3-3-0). Kick-off time is set for 4:00 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC freshman forward Andrew Bulls scored the game’s lone goal midway through the second half as UMBC (4-2-1) blanked visiting La Salle (1-4-2), 1-0 at UMBC Soccer Stadium on Saturday… Sophomore midfielder Dustin Dzwonkowski sent classmate B.J. Quigley in with a ball down the left flank. Quigley drove in and sent the ball to the far post, where a sprinting Bulls tapped it in from four yards out in the 71st minute of action.
Retriever senior netminder Steve King made a pair of saves to record his third shutout of the season and the 20th of his career... UMBC played without starters Kevin Gnatiko, Jovan Petrovic, Andrew Gills and Shondell Busby, who are all dealing with injuries.
The Retrievers are 6-1-4 in their last 11 home contests and improved to 4-1 all-time vs. La Salle... Bulls recorded his second game-winning goal of the season vs. the Explorers… He has four of UMBC’s 11 goals to date, including the last three the Retrievers have recorded…UMBC concludes its three-game homestand on Saturday with a contest vs. nationally-ranked Loyola (Md.)… The Greyhounds are 6-0-1, unbeaten in their last 15 games and were ranked No. 17 in the nation last week… Loyola (Md.) edged the Mount, 1-0 in Emmitsburg on Saturday.
UMBC leads the series, 18-11-2 and is unbeaten vs. the Mountaineers in the last ten meetings (9-0-1)... The Retrievers have actually been better in Emmitsburg, with five straight wins. Last season, Andrew Gillis scored a pair of goals in the 3-0 win at the Mount. B.J. Quigley added a goal and an assist in that game.
Eric Detzel and Gary Phinith leads the Mount with three goals and two assists apiece... The Mountaineers have outscored opponents, 8-3 in the first half this season...Netminder Chris Davis has played every minute of action this season and has a 1.00 goals against average. The Mount dominated the stat sheet in the 1-0 loss to No. 17 Loyola, outshooting the Greyhounds, 12-4 and taking seven corner kicks to Loyola’s five.