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Bulls Earns NSCAA Player of the Week Honor; Men's Soccer Preps for Thursday Date with St. Francis (PA) in adidas Kick-Off Classic
UMBC sophomore forward Andrew Bulls (
The 3-0-0 start is UMBC’s best since the 2004 season… Moreover, the 14 goals scored in three games (3-1 vs. Va. Tech, 5-1 vs. Delaware, 6-0 vs. St. Joseph’s) equals the school-record output that UMBC opened the ’04 campaign with… Sophomore forward Andrew Bulls was named National Player of the Week and earned a spot on National Team of the Week by College Soccer News… He was also tabbed America East Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and NSCAA National Player of the Week.
Both Bulls and junior forward Levi Houapeu are the first Retrievers to score goals in three straight games since Kevin Gnatiko did so in 2007… They are also the first UMBC players to post three consecutive multiple-point games since Derek McElligott has two goals in three straight games in 2003… Bulls’ six-point effort vs. St. Joseph’s is the first for a Retriever in five seasons as McElligott (three goals) and Powell Cucchiella (one goal, four assists) posted six points in a 10-0 rout of NJIT on Sept. 4, 2004.
UMBC has won 15 of 16 all-time meetings with St. Francis, including seven straight... The two teams have not met since UMBC’s final season in the Northeast Conference, the 2002 campaign where the Retrievers pulled out a 3-0 victory.
The Red Flash
Head Coach Michael Casper played for the Retrievers from 1996-99, and those teams put together a composite record of 54-19-11... David Butler and Owen Gombami each headed in a goal and Darius Motazed played solid in goal as Saint Francis shut out the Duquesne Dukes 2-0 for their first win of the season on Monday... The Red Flash opened the season with a 5-0 loss at