Durham, N.H. - The UMBC Retrievers men's soccer team was eliminated from post-season contention as they fell, 3-0 to host New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
UMBC dropped its third game in the last four outings and fell to 4-9-3 overall and 1-4-2 in league play. UNH improved to 11-4-2, 5-2-0.
The Wildcats scored twice in the first half and added a penalty kick goal in the second half. The first goal came off a corner kick as Mike McKee converted in the 18th minutes of play. UNH added an insurance goal when Kyle Urso knocked in a shot from close range in the 34th minute. Richard Weinrebe put the game out of reach as he added a penalty kick goal in the 49th minute of play.
UNH outshot UMBC, 13-7 and Retriever netminder Steve King made three saves, while going the distance. Wildcat netminder Brian Levey made four saves to earn the shutout.
The Retrievers can play the spoiler role as they host Hartford in the Homecoming game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The Hawks are in seventh place in the league, but a win over UMBC, combined with a Stony Brook loss to UNH would elevate Hartford into the sixth and final playoff spot.