Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer kicks off the Westin/Sheraton BWI Classic against the Seahawks on Friday night. The Retrievers are coming off a 1-1 draw against Fordham last Friday. Sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles (Woodbridge, Va./South County) scored the lone Retriever goal in the contest.
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UNC Wilmington Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (0-0-1) vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks (1-0-0)
When: Friday, September 2 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Baltimore, Md. – Retriever Soccer Park
How to Watch: Live stats at umbcretrievers.com, live video at americaeast.tv
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC returns to the pitch for The Westin/Sheraton BWI Classic against UNC Wilmington on Friday after an opening game tie against Fordham. Sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles got UMBC on the board early in the second half before the Rams tied it.
Scouting the Seahawks:
-UNC Wilmington comes to Baltimore after displacing Campbell in their season opener, 4-1 last Friday. The Seahawks got a multi-goal game from Stian Sandbekkhaug, as well as goals from Kalvin Kromer and Phillip Goodrum.
-Sandbekkhaug had two goals on three shots, totaling four points. Kromer added an assist and a goal as the Seahawks peppered the Camels goalkeeper with 20 shots (11 on goal). Ryan Cretens made just one stop in net while allowing a goal to earn the victory.
-UMBC and UNC Wilmington have met just once before, with both teams battling to a 1-1 tie back in 1979.
-UMBC will continue their four game home stand against Northern Illinois in The Westin/Sheraton BWI Classic on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.