Men’s Soccer Welcomes UNC Wilmington to RSP on Friday

Men’s Soccer Welcomes UNC Wilmington to RSP on Friday

UNC Wilmington Game Notes

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. 

Promotions:

- Social media day, featuring a UMBC retriever crew sock giveaway!

-Following @UMBCAthletics on twitter, @RetrieverBeliever on instagram and tweet @UMBCSportsMktg and #RetrieverBeliever and redeem your crew socks at the sports marketing table!

-Don't forget to download the SuperFanU app and start earning points to get merchandise!

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.

-Jean-Gilles led the way with one goal on three shots, as junior Cormac Noel also had three shots. Senior goalkeeper Billy Heavner made four stops in net, giving up just one goal against the Rams.

-The Retrievers return a slew of all-conference performers in senior Billy Heavner, junior Gregg Hauck, and sophomores Patrick Jean-Gilles and Kyle Saunderson.

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.

All-Time Series:

-UMBC and UNC Wilmington have met just once before, with both teams battling to a 1-1 tie back in 1979.

Up Next:

-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.