The UMBC men's soccer team (5-4-4, 0-2-1 America East) returns to the friendly confines of Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday, Oct. 13 when they host Boston Universtiy (4-5-4, 1-0-2) as part of UMBC's Homecoming Week festivities. Kick-off time is set for 3:00 p.m. The game is also streamed live at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
LAST TIME OUT: For the second time in three league contests, UMBC held a late lead, but let it slip away, falling, 2-1, to host Albany at the Plumeri Sports Complex on Oct. 10. UMBC's two conference losses have occurred after the Retrievers held a 1-0 lead into the final 15 minutes of play.
JR F Pete Caringi III scored his team-high fifth goal of the season vs. the Great Danes. SR MMilo Kapor leads the squad with 15 points (3g, 9a) and was second in the nation in assists per game (0.75) entering play this week.
INSIDE THE SERIES: UMBC evened the all-time series with Boston U. in the wake of a 1-0 victory at Nickerson Field in 2011. Kingsley Onwuka scored the game's lone goal in the 73rd minute of play, assisted by Pete Caringi III. Boston U. has won the last two meetings played at UMBC, triumphing 2-0 in 2010 and recording a 3-0 victory in 2008. They are 2-1-1 in Baltimore, with UMBC's lone win occuring in the first meeting in 2003 (1-0).
A GLANCE AT THE TERRIERS: Sophomore Nick Thomson recorded seven saves and Boston University played the final 25 minutes down a player, but the Terriers earned a 0-0 draw against Vermont on Wednesday night at Nickerson Field. Matching the most draws recorded in a season since 2007 with four, the Terriers (4-5-4, 1-0-2 AE) extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
SR M Michael Bustamante leads the Terriers with three goals and three assists. JR MAnthony Ciccone leads the squad with six assists. A pair of freshmen forwards, Mac McGuire and Parker Powell, also have three goals for the Terriers in 13 games to date.
UP NEXT: UMBC plays the final non-conference game of the season when they face the Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis on Tues., Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m.