UMBC (4-2-1, 1-1) shutout Monmouth, 4-0, but dropped a 3-1 decision to Sacred Heart in its first NEC weekend of competition.
Four different Retrievers hit the nets as UMBC (4-1-1, 1-0 NEC) won its league opener, 4-0, over host Monmouth (2-4, 0-1) in West Long Branch, NJ on Friday afternoon. Senior back Andy Wells got on the board first, converted a James Hamilton cross to the far post at the 23:10 mark.
Then, just before halfime, Hamilton found Ricky Brown with a through ball, and the senior midfielder scored at 43:41 to give the Retrievers a 2-0 halftime edge. Freshman forward Derek McElligott (57:40) and junoir midfielder Alex Wilmot (65:09) added second half tallies as UMBC put 22 shots on Monmouth netminder Mike Erskine.