The UMBC men's soccer team (7-4-4, 1-2-1 America East) faces a huge test on Friday, Oct. 19 when they return to conference play and take on the Stony Brook Seawolves (9-3-1, 3-1-0) at LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook are the defending America East champions and currently hold down second place in the standings, while UMBC is currently tied for sixth after its 5-1 win over Boston University last Saturday. UMBC JR F Pete Caringi is one of the nation's hottest players- with five goals in the last three games. He has been feted as the America East Player of the Week and earned Team of the Week recognition by Soccer America and College Soccer News. Video and live stats are available for the game via the schedule links on www.umbcretrievers.com.
INSIDE THE SERIES: The series is all-square at 6-6-0. Stony Brook defeated UMBC, 3-0, at Retriever Soccer Park in 2011 after the Retrievers posted a pair of wins vs. the Seawolves in 2010. UMBC's 1-0 victory in the regular season over SBU was its first win at LaValle Stadium in five attempts.
A GLANCE AT THE SEAWOLVES: Stony Brook currently holds a 9-3-1 record and have been successful both at home and on the road. SR M Leonardo Fernandes leads the Seawolves with 21 points and SR GK Stefan Manz has 28 saves in nine starts. Stony Brook has been successful in conference thus far with a 3-1 record and are coming off a 1-0 victory over Hartford last Saturday.
UP NEXT: UMBC will host the Hartford Hawks on Oct. 24 for another mid-week game under the lights. Kick off at Retriever Soccer Park is set for 7 p.m.