Baltimore, Md.-- The Retrievers come into the weekend meeting with La Salle on a two game win streak after most recently dispatching Howard, 3-0 on Tuesday. Freshman Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) tallied two goals in the win to move the Retrievers to 3-1-3 on the year.
La Salle Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (3-1-3) at La Salle Explorers (5-3-0)
When: Saturday, September 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia, Pa. – McCarthy Stadium
How to Watch: Live stats available at GoExplorers.com
Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCMensSoccer, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC picked up their second straight victory in a 3-0 win against Howard on Tuesday. Freshman Tre Pulliam nettied two goals, and classmate Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) tallied his first collegiate goal in the contest.
-Pulliam leads the team with four goals on the season, adding an assist for nine points. He is one of three Retrievers to score multiple times, as Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) and Christian Morales (Gaithersburg, Md./Frederick) have netted two a piece for UMBC.
-Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) has started every game in net for UMBC, going 3-1-3 on the year. Heavner has made 22 saves for a save percentage of .733. He has allowed eight goals for a goals against average of 1.03 with two shutouts.
Scouting the Explorers:
-La Salle enters the weekend after dropping a 2-1 decision to Lafayette on Tuesday. The Explorers got on the board first in the 37th minute, but two second half Leopard goals gave Lafayette the come from behind win to drop La Salle to 5-3 on the year.
-Matt Robinson leads the team with two goals and five assists for nine points in 2016. Robinson is one of three Explorers with multiple goals, along with Colman Kennedy and Johnny Ciarlante. Seven total Explorers have score goals this year, as the team has dished out ten assists.
-Mike Kirk has seen the majority of the action in between the pipes for La Salle, holding a 5-2-0 record in seven matches this year. He has made 26 saves for a save percentage of .788, allowing just seven goals for a goals against average of 0.97.
-UMBC currently ranks 15th in attendance in the NCAA, averaging 1,258 fans at Retriever Soccer Park for matches. A total of 7,546 fans have flocked to Baltimore to see the Retrievers this year.
-UMBC and La Salle will be meeting for the 11th time in the all-time series, with the Retrievers holding a 6-3-1 record.
-La Salle has had the upper hand in the matchup recently, going 2-0-1 in the last three, including a 2-1 win the last time the two met in Philadelphia.
-The last meeting between the two was last year, where the Explorers shut out the Retrievers in Baltimore.
-UMBC opens America East play at New Hampshire on Friday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Durham.