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Men's Soccer Shoots For First America East Victory of 2012 at Albany on Wednesday Evening
The UMBC men’s soccer team will shoot for its first America East Conference victory of the campaign on Wed., Oct. 10 when they travel to Albany to face the Great Danes. The Retrievers are 5-3-4 overall and 0-1-1 in league play, while Albany is also seeking its first America East victory as they stand at 2-9-0, 0-2-0. This will be the first time that UMBC has played at Albany under the lights at the Plumeri Sports Complex. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. and live stats are available on the schedule link of www.umbcretrievers.com.
LAST TIME OUT: UMBC senior midfielder Milo Kapor (Toronto, Ont./Emily Carr) buried his third penalty kick of the season in the 77th minute and the Retrievers rallied from an early deficit and played host New Hampshire to a 1-1 double-overtime draw.
Kapor leads the team with 15 points (3g, 9a) on the season. He is second in the nation in assists and fourth in assists per game (0.75 for games ending Oct. 7. All three of his goals have come via the penalty kick route.
INSIDE THE SERIES: UMBC leads the all-time series with Albany, 5-3-1 and has won three consecutive contests. UMBC won, 2-1, at Retriever Soccer Park in 2011 to open the league season. Caringi scored the game-tying goal in the 72’, and drew an assist on the game-winner five minutes later. UMBC had not won in Albany in their first three attempts (’04, ’06, ’08) until taking a 3-1 victory in 2010. The Retrievers have outscored the Great Danes, 10-3, in the last three meetings.
A GLANCE AT THE GREAT DANES: Since getting off to a 2-1 start, the Danes have dropped eight straight, with five of the losses occurring by one goal. They have dropped both AEC games at home by identical 1-0 scores to Stony Brook and Binghamton. UA has only scored once in the past six games. Anthony Rozzano and Brandon Wilson lead the Great Danes with two goals apiece.
UP NEXT: UMBC returns home to face Boston University in the Homecoming match on Sat., Oct. 13. It is UMBC’s lone home afternoon start (3:00 p.m.) of the season.