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Power Failure on UMBC Campus Halts Men's Soccer Match vs. St. Francis in 72nd Minute; Game Officially a 0-0 Draw
Baltimore- A power outage on the UMBC campus forced the stoppage of play in the 72nd minute between the host Retrievers and St. Francis (N.Y.) at Retriever Soccer Park. Neither team scored during the action and the contest reached the legal 70-minute mark so it was officially declared a 0-0 draw.
UMBC is now 1-0-1 on the season, while St. Francis (N.Y.) is 0-1-0. The game is part of the weekend’s Holiday Inn Express BWI Classic. Fairleigh Dickinson defeated host Navy, 1-0, in Annapolis this evening and on Saturday the Knights will visit UMBC (7:00 p.m.), while the Terriers play at Navy.
The Retrievers extended their unbeaten streak to 10 in a row (7-0-3) dating back to Oct. 15 of the 2010 campaign.
UMBC outshot the visitors, 12-10, and rang the iron twice. In the 18th minute, sophomore forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) nearly converted senior Andrew Bulls’ (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) corner kick, but his header from close range struck the near right post.
In the 64th minute, Bulls had a free kick from 24 yards away and his shot solidly rang off the crossbar, above Terrier netminder Tyler Clarhaut’s outstretched arm.
Minutes later, the lights shut down and all power was lost to Retriever Soccer Park. The campus is expected to regain power in the overnight hours.
UMBC had eight corner kicks to a pair for the Terriers.
Clarhaut made one save for the visitors, while UMBC senior netminder Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del.) made three for the hosts. Louisignau earned his seventh shutout in a UMBC uniform in 17 appearances.