Baltimore, Md.-- The Retrievers look to snap their two game losing skid when America East rival Binghamton heads to Retriever Soccer Park on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and fans can watch all the action at UMBCRetrievers.TV, courtesy of the America East Digital Network.
Binghamton Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers vs. Binghamton Bearcats
When: Wednesday, October 12 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Baltimore, Md. – Retriever Soccer Park
How to Watch: Live video at UMBCRetrievers.TV, Live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCMensSoccer, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory
Scouting the Retrievers (4-3-3, 0-2-0 AE):
-UMBC fell to #22 UMass Lowell on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Retriever Soccer Park, 4-0. The River Hawks scored early on and tacked on three second half goals in the win after UMBC played a man down the final 50 minutes of the game on a controversial red card.
-Freshman Tre Pulliam leads the Retriever offense with four goals on the year, adding an assist for a team best nine points. Senior Christian Morales, junior Sammy Kahsai and sophomore Patrick Jean-Gilles each have two goals. Junior Gregg Hauck and freshman Jon Bell have three assists each.
-Billy Heavner has started every game in net for UMBC, going 4-3-3 on the year. Heavner has made 31 saves for a save percentage of .660. He has allowed 16 goals for a goals against average of 1.47.
Scouting the Bearcats (5-2-5, 0-0-2 AE):
-The Bearcats head to Charm City after a pair of 1-1 draws to open conference play. Most recently, Binghamton got an early goal, but the Hawks found an equializer late in the first half to force the draw.
-Nikkos Psarras leads the team with nine points on a team best four goals, adding an assist. Ben Ovetsky and Miles Burbank each have scored multiple goals with three and two respectivley. Harrison Weilbacher and Charlie Novoth lead BU with four assists.
-Alejando Cubillo has seen a majoirty of the action in the net for the Bearcats, playing in all but one match. Cubillo has given up just 12 goals for a goals against average of 0.99, making 32 saves in between the pipes.
-UMBC currently ranks 24th in attendance in the NCAA, averaging 1,166 fans at Retriever Soccer Park for matches. A total of 8,165 fans have flocked to Baltimore to see the Retrievers this year.
-UMBC and Binghamton will be meeting for the 17th time in the all-time series, with the Bearcats holding a 7-6-3 lead.
-UMBC is unbeaten against the Bearcats in the last four matches played at Retriever Soccer Park.
-The last meeting between the two was last year, where Binghamton took a 2-1 decision up in Vestal where the Bearcats scored twice in a ten minute stretch to earn the win.
-UMBC will head to the Empire State to take on Albany on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m.