UMBC takes on Appalachian State as the Hampton Inn BWI Classic continues at Retriever Soccer Park on Sunday afternoon. The opening kick-off time is set for 1:00 p.m.
Retriever freshman red-shirt goalkeeper Phil Breno (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) made six saves as 11th-ranked UMBC (2-0-1) played No. 7 Maryland (1-1-1) to a 0-0 double overtime draw before a huge crowd at Ludwig Field on Friday evening.
UMBC extended its unbeaten streak to 13 straight (9-0-4), dating back to last season. The scoreless draw is UMBC's first since they battled Binghamton to a 0-0 2OT tie last October.
This will be the first meeting between the Retrievers and the Mountaineers.
The Retrievers have limited meetings with current Sun Belt schools, but are 0-1-1 vs. Georgia Southern and 1-0-0 vs. NJIT.
In their most recent action, Appalachian State fell at Navy, 5-0, in the first contest of the Hampton Inn BWI Classic . Navy held a commanding 22-4 edge in shots and led in shots on goal, 10-1. Goalkeeper Paul West made five saves and allowed all five Midshipmen scores in 75 minutes of action.
ASU fell to the Vermont Catamounts on Sunday, 3-1 in a contest played at James Madison University. The Mountaineers (now 0-2-1) scored first in the match in the 18th minute on a goal from Patrick Harrow, but Vermont scored a pair of late first half goals and added a late second half score to record the victory.
ASU opened its season on Friday night against Albany in the James Madison Invitational. App State drew Albany, 0-0 in two overtimes. Paul West played the full 110:00 and made four saves to earn a clean sheet.
The Mountaineers posted a school record seven draws as they posted a mark of 4-7-7 in 2013. Seven starters return from that squad.
Head Coach Matt Nelson enters his fourth season at ASU with a current record of 21-19-16.
UMBC heads for Las Vegas next weekend as the Retrievers will compete in the Nike UNLV Fall Invitational. The Retrievers take on the host Rebels on Friday, Sept. 12 (9:00 p.m. EDT) and then face Cal State-Fullerton on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m., before hopping on a red-eye back to Baltimore.