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Men's Soccer Visits Binghamton on Saturday Evening
Pete Caringi III has goals in each of the last two years vs. the Bearcats
The seventh-ranked UMBC menís soccer squad (12-1-1, 3-0-1) enters the second half of the America East Conference campaign with a contest at Binghamton (3-8-4, 1-1-2) on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Retrievers took over first place in the league standings at the midway point after supplanting UNH with a 1-0 victory over the Wildcats a week ago. The Bearcats sit in fourth place and are 1-0-2 in their last three league games. Kick-off time is set for 6:00 p.m. at the BU Events Center Sports Complex and free streaming and live stats are available via links at umbcretrievers.com.
UMBC edged visiting New Hampshire, 1-0, at Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday, Oct. 19 to move past the Wildcats (9-4-0, 3-1-0) and into first place in the America East Conference. JR M Mamadou Kansaye scored the game's lone goal in the 50th minutes. The Retrievers are unbeaten in their last four matches.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Binghamton won six of the first nine matches in the series, but the Retrievers are 4-1-1 vs. the Bearcats in the last five years and has closed the gap to 5-6-2 overall. UMBC has won its last two contests and are 3-4-0 in Vestal, N.Y.
Dacres, Kansaye and Caringi scored last season as UMBC blanked the Bearcats, 3-0, in the regular season finale. It was the largest scoring output for a Retriever team vs. Binghamton in the 13 meetings. In the 2011 meeting in Vestal, Caringi scored the gameís lone goal on a penalty kick in the 41st minute, as UMBC triumphed, 1-0.
SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Antonio Matarazzo finished off a corner kick with just 12 seconds left in regulation, leading host Columbia (6-4-2) to a 2-1 win over Binghamton (3-8-4) in a non-conference menís soccer game on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Bearcatsí three-game unbeaten streak. After an opening loss in America East play, BU is 1-0-2 in its last three league games and sits in fourth place in the conference race.
Bearcat JR B Ben Nicholson tied the game in the 64th minute when he converted a free kick from 35 yards out. It was his third goal of the season and gives him a team-best 11 points for the year. Columbia held a 24-4 advantage in shots. SO GK Stefano Frantellizzi, however, recorded a career-high 12 saves. JR F Steven Celeste also has three goals for Binghamton in 2013.