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Men's Soccer Hosts Towson in Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Game on Wednesday
UMBC plays the middle game of a season-high five-game homestand on Wednesday, Sept. 16, when they host the Towson Tigers at UMBC Soccer Stadium. Kick-off time is set for 4:00 p.m. All UMBC faculty and staff will be admitted free (w/I.D.) to the game.
UMBC boasts the nation’s top scorer in sophomore forward Andrew Bulls, who is averaging 4.0 points per game (eight goals, four assists through five games) and its third-leading scorer in junior forward Levi Houapeu (3.2 ppg—five goals, six assists). The UMBC offense is ranked second nationally with 3.8 goals per game, behind only
The Tigers defeated
The series record between the Retrievers and
National Leaders: (as of Sept. 13, 2009)
Scoring Offense: 2. UMBC 3.8 goals per game (1.
Goals per game: 2. Andrew Bulls, 1.6 gpg (1. Matt Eliason 1.75 gpg)
7. Levi Houapeu, 1.0 gpg
Assists per game: 4. Levi Houapeu 1.2 apg (1. Bryan Burke, San Fran., 1.33 apg)
12. Andrew Bulls, 0.8 apg
For the second consecutive year, UMBC won both games in its adidas Kick-Off Classic, but placed second to Navy… The Mids also defeated Mount St. Mary’s and St. Francis and allowed only one goal, compared to two allowed by the Retrievers… Nevertheless, UMBC’s 5-0-0 start is its best since the 1999 season, when the Retrievers opened at 6-0-0 before a 1-1 tie vs. Fairleigh Dickinson… That 1999 team would not lose (19-1-2) until an NCAA First Round setback (4-3 in overtime) at top-ranked Duke…
Junior forward Levi Houapeu converted on a penalty kick in the 77th minute as UMBC (5-0-0) edged Mount St. Mary’s (1-3-0), 2-1, in the finale of the tournament… Sophomore forward Andrew Bulls scored his eighth goal of the season in the first half and earned the tournament’s Most Valuable Player honors… Bulls has already matched his season total of a year ago with eight goals and has surpassed ’08 scoring totals with 20 points… He became the first player in school’s Division I history to score eight goals in the first five games of a season… The NSCAA Player of the Week (Sept. 8) posted his third consecutive two-goal game in the 3-1 win over St. Francis (PA)… Bulls was named America East Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for games ending Sept. 13, 2009, earning the league’s top honor for the second consecutive week. He also was named to Soccer
UMBC has now won six straight games vs. Mount St. Mary’s and is unbeaten against their state rival in the last 11 contests (10-0-1)… The Retrievers lead the all-time series, 20-11-2.
Houapeu, who also earned All-Tournament team honors, assisted on all three UMBC in the 3-1 win over St. Francis (