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Men's Soccer Produces Tenth Win of the Campaign With 2-0 Shutout Over Stony Brook
Bulls, the nation’s leading scorer entering play this week, scored the game’s first goal, producing a point in his 11th consecutive game. That tied the mark set by Retriever all-time great, Giuliano Celenza, who scored in 11 consecutive contests in 2000.
The win also gave UMBC a 10-win season for the first time since 2003 (10-3-5). The Retrievers rebounded after their first loss of the season, a 3-1 setback at
Bulls capitalized on a quick combination passing play to score his 14th goal of the season at the 12:15 mark of the game. He made a short pass to Houapeu in the box, and the nation’s No. 3 scorer used the outside of his right foot to return it to Bulls seven yards from the cage. Bulls’ shot beat Stony Brook netminder Anthony Rogic and found the netting inside the near right post.
UMBC carried the 1-0 lead into intermission, but Houapeu quickly added an insurance tally in the 52nd minute. He took a pass from freshman midfielder Milo Kapor (
The Seawolves were unable to mount sustained offensive pressure deep in UMBC territory and freshman goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) recorded his sixth shutout of the season.
UMBC outshot Stony Brook, 9-7, as Saunders made four saves for the hosts and Rogic recorded one for the Seawolves.
Houapeu was named Man of the Match for UMBC, while Stony Brook sophomore midfielder Wilber Bonilla earned the honor for guests.
UMBC returns home on Saturday to host
Notes: Bulls’ 14 goals is already the seventh-most in a single season in school history… UMBC evened the all-time series at 4-4-0 with the Seawolves and are 4-1-0 in