The UMBC men's soccer team continues its most challenging non-conference schedule in school history when the Retrievers welcome the College of William & Mary Tribe to Retriever Soccer Park on Wednesday, Sept. 24. William & Mary is one of five 2013 NCAA Tournament teams that the Retrievers will face in 2014. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Live streaming of the game is available via www.umbcretrievers.tv, as part of the America East digital network.
FROM THE PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT: The first 25 students in attendance will receive a UMBC Maryland Crab decal. Students will also be eligible for a raffle for a gift card to the Orioles' online store - tickets will be available at the Sports Marketing table.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Senior forward Kay Banjo scored the equalizing goal in the 68' as the 21st-ranked Retrievers rallied for a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Loyola (Md.) before 1,983 fans on Baltimore Soccer Night at Retriever Soccer Park.
The draw left the Retrievers at 3-2-2 on the season.
UMBC is ranked no. 28 in College Soccer News and at No. 3 in the East region by the NSCAA. UMBC had been ranked No. 1 in its region for ten consecutive ratings periods which ended in the third rating period of the 2014 campaign.
Banjo leads the team in scoring with 12 points (4g, 4a) and is tied for ninth nationally in points per game. He is also ninth with his four assists. He leads America East in assists (0.57) and shots per game (3.43) and is tied for the top spot in points per game (1.71),
The next victory for Head Coach Pete Caringi, Jr. will be the 250th of his tenure (24 years) at UMBC.
TRIBE UPDATE: The William and Mary men's soccer team dropped a hard fought 1-0 decision to No. 13 Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon. With the decision, the Tribe falls to 2-5-0.
The Tribe has dropped four straight, all by 1-0 scores. Prior to falling to Georgetown, W&M lost at home, 1-0, to top-ranked North Carolina. The Tribe is 0-4-0 on the road in 2014.
Senior midfielder Chris Albiston and sophomore forward Reilly Maw led the Tribe with three goals and seven points apiece. In the 4-0 win over Pitt on Sept. 5, Albiston recorded a pair of goals, while Maw scored twice and assisted on another for a career-best single-game five points.
INSIDE THE SERIES: The two sides were scheduled for a contest in Williamsburg in 2013, but heavy rains forced a cancellation. The Retrievers are looking for their first victory over the Tribe, as they have earned a pair of draws in five overall meetings. UMBC is 0-2-0 vs. William & Mary in Baltimore with setbacks in 1991 (3-0) and 2002 (2-0).
The last meeting occurred in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament in Williamsburg. The teams battled for 110 minutes with no score. UMBC had the best chance in regulation, but a Levi Houapeu penalty kick was denied. The Tribe prevailed in penalty kicks to advance to the Round of 16 in the tournament.
NEXT UP: UMBC is set to face two nationally-ranked teams on the road in short order, as they battle No. 21 George Mason (CSN) in Fairfax, Va. on Sat., Sept. 27 and then face No. 25 Delaware (CSN) on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Newark, Del.