Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer fell 4-0 to #22 UMass Lowell on Saturday afternoon at Retriever Soccer Park. The River Hawks took a 1-0 lead into break, and controlled play in the second half to defeat the Retrievers on homecoming weekend, as they fall to 4-3-3, 0-2-0 AE on the year.
UMBC played the entire second half a man down, after a red card was issued to sophomore fullback Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) with just five minutes remaining in the first half.
The Retrievers outshot the River Hawks, 16-10 and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks, but could not overcome the UML deficit in the loss.
Ivan Abramovic got the River Hawks on the board with a goal in the 12th minute on a through ball to give UML an early 1-0 lead.
The best chance for the Retrievers came off a Tom Paul (Stalybridge, Chesshire, England/West Hill School) header that hit the post in the 41st minute.
The River Hawks would add three more goals in the second half from Stanley Alves, Abramovic and Carlos Ruiz (PK) in the win.
Senior keeper Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) made two saves, one from point blank range in the loss.
UMBC returns to the pitch on Wednesday, October 12 when they play host to Binghamton. Kickoff with the Bearcats is slated for 7 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.