UMBC Defeats James Madison, 3-2, in Preseason Opener

Junior Geaton Caltabiano (Lothian, Md./Mount St. Joseph) scored twice and added an assist as UMBC defeated James Madison, 3-2, in a preseason match played at Retriever Soccer Park. The contest consisted of three 30-minute periods.

Caltabiano assisted on the game's first goal, crossing a ball that senior Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) put away from close range in the 32nd minute. The Loyola (Md.) transfer would then convert on a pair of free kicks in a span of 3:34 at the game's midpoint, extending UMBC's advantage to 3-0.

The Dukes countered in the 52nd minute and scored on a penalty kick with 4:32 remaining to finalize the scoring.

UMBC, the defending America East Conference champions, hosts American in a scrimmage on Fri, Aug. 23 and opens the regular season by welcoming Seattle University to Retriever Soccer Park on Fri., Aug. 30 at 7:00 p.m.