2004-05 Men's Soccer News

  • WATSON NAMED AMERICA EAST MIDFIELDER, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN MEN'S SOCCER
    November 08, 2004
    UMBC freshman midfielder Matt Watson (Redditch, England/Bridley Moor) was named America East Midfielder of the Year and the conference’s Rookie of the Year, it was announced today in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches. Watson earned First Team All America East honors, as did junior defender Marcus Gross (Barnstaple, England/Park School).
  • MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS HARTFORD, 1-0, BUT FAILS TO MAKE AMERICA EAST PLAYOFFS
    November 03, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - Freshman midfielder Matt Watson scored just 4:09 into the contest as UMBC (8-6-3, 4-5 America East) defeated Hartford (2-11-4, 0-6-3), 1-0, in what ended up as the final game of the campaign for both teams.
  • MEN'S SOCCER BLANKED BY FIRST-PLACE BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 2-0
    October 30, 2004
    Boston, MA--The top-seeded Boston University Terriers (6-1-1 America East) scored in the tenth minute and added an insurance goal in the 77th minute to prevail, 2-0, and clinch the top seed in the America East Tournament.
  • MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES HOWARD TO SCORELESS DRAW
    October 27, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - The UMBC men’s soccer team (7-5-3) battled Howard University (3-7-3) to a 0-0 double overtime draw in a non-conference contest at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
  • MEN'S SOCCER CAPTURES HOMECOMING CONTEST, 2-0 OVER NORTHEASTERN
    October 23, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - Senior forward George Bakoulas (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley)and junior midfielder Powell Cucchiella (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) scored second half goals as UMBC (7-5-2, 3-4 America East) blanked Northeastern (2-8-4, 1-3-3 AE), 2-0, in a critical America East match-up before 845 fans on Homecoming Weekend.
  • BINGHAMTON HOLDS OFF MEN'S SOCCER, 3-1
    October 20, 2004
    Vestal, NY--Defending America East champion Binghamton built a 2-0 lead, and fought off a second half UMBC rally, as the Bearcats defeated the Retrievers, 3-1, in an America East contest. Binghamton improves to 9-1-5 overall, 3-1-2 in league play, while UMBC falls to 6-5-2, 2-4 in the conference.
  • CUCCHIELLA SCORES TWO GOALS TO LEAD UMBC MEN'S SOCCER OVER MAINE, 4-1
    October 16, 2004
    Baltimore, Md. - UMBC (6-4-2, 2-3-0 America East) scored a season-high four goals as Retriever men’s soccer team defeated league rival Maine (3-5-3, 0-3-2 America East) by a score of 4-1 this afternoon at the UMBC Soccer Stadium.
  • MEN'S SOCCER DRAWS WITH NAVY, 2-2
    October 13, 2004
    The men's soccer team came within 28 seconds of a road victory, but a late Navy shot deflected in off a UMBC defender, and the two teams played to a 2-2 double overtime tie in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS VERMONT, 3-0; McELLIGOTT BECOMES UMBC'S ALL-TIME LEADING DIVISION I SCORER
    October 09, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - Senior forward Derek McElligott (Baltimore, Md./Greater Grace) became UMBC’s all-time leading scorer at the Division I level with a pair of goals and an assist as the Retrievers (5-4-1, 1-3 America East) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Vermont (7-4-1, 2-2 AE) at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
  • MEN'S SOCCER EDGED, 2-1, ON NEW HAMPSHIRE LATE GOAL
    October 06, 2004
    DURHAM, N.H. - Ross Fishbain scored on a rebound with 11 minutes left in the second half to give the UNH men's soccer team a 2-1 victory over the UMBC Retrievers Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Field.
  • STONY BROOK BLANKS MEN'S SOCCER, 3-0
    October 03, 2004
    Stony Brook, N.Y. - Anthony Barberio had a goal and an assist as the Stony Brook men's soccer team registered its seventh win in nine outings to improve its record to 7-1-1, 1-0-1 in conference play.
  • McELLIGOTT NETS 100TH POINT, BUT MEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT 22ND-RANKED VIRGINIA, 3-1
    September 28, 2004
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 22 ranked University of Virginia men's soccer team (6-2)turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 victory over the UMBC Retrievers (4-2-1) in a non-conference match at UVa's Klockner Stadium this evening. UMBC jumped on the scoreboard first just over 34 minutes into the contests before the Cavaliers answered back with three consecutive goals, including the game-winning goal by UVa's Ian Holder to pull out the victory.
  • MEN'S SOCCER DROPS LEAGUE OPENER AT ALBANY, 1-0
    September 25, 2004
    Albany, NY--Forward Yan Gbolo scored in the 49th minute of play, and Great Dane netminder Bouna Coundoul made it hold up as Albany (6-1-1, 1-0 AE) blanked UMBC (4-1-1, 0-1 AE), 1-0, in the conference opener for both teams.
  • MEN'S SOCCER STRIKES EARLY; BLANKS GEORGE WASHINGTON, 3-0
    September 22, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - UMBC (4-0-1) struck for two goals in the first 12 minutes of play and went on to blank George Washington (1-4-1), 3-0, in a non-conference game at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
  • UMBC MEN'S SOCCER UPENDS NC STATE WITH 2-1 ROAD WIN
    September 15, 2004
    Raleigh, N.C. - The UMBC men’s soccer team stayed undefeated on the season with a win over N.C. State on Wednesday afternoon at SAS Soccer Park. The Retrievers jumped out to an early lead with two goals in the first stanza and held off the Wolfpack in the second half to move to 3-0-1 on the year. With the loss the Wolfpack drop to 4-2.
  • PENNACCHIA TURNS INTO SCORING STAR AS MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS MT. ST. MARY'S, 3-0
    September 11, 2004
    Two goals and an assist from Mike Pennacchia led the UMBC men's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Mary's at the Mount St. Mary's Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Mount drops to 0-3-1on the season while UMBC improves to 2-0-1.
  • UMBC, GEORGIA SOUTHERN BATTLE TO 1-1 OVERTIME DRAW IN the GREENE TURTLE/adidas KICK OFF
    September 06, 2004
    Baltimore, MD - Reserve forward Paul Mihich scored with 14:21 to play to lift visiting Georgia Southern (1-0-1) to a 1-1 draw with host UMBC (1-0-1) in the Greene Turtle/adidas Kick Off.
  • McELLIGOTT SETS UMBC DIVISION I GOALS RECORD IN 10-0 ROUT OF NJIT
    September 04, 2004
    UMBC (1-0-0) senior forward Derek McElligott (Baltimore, MD/Greater Grace Academy) scored three goals and became the Retrievers' all-time leading goal scorer their Division I history in a 10-0 rout of New Jersey Institute of Technology (0-2-0) in the nightcap of the Greene Turtle/adidas Kick Off at UMBC.
  • 2004 MEN'S SOCCER OUTLOOK: "THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME"
    June 19, 2004
    Observers of America East men's soccer might expect upstart UMBC to enter the 2004 season with a bit of "attitude."