Baltimore, Md.— UMBC men's soccer dropped their third match in a row, falling to Binghamton, 1-0 on Wendesday. UMBC outshot the Bearcats, but could not find the net, falling to 4-4-3, 0-3-0 AE on the year.
Binghamton (6-2-5, 1-0-2 AE) struck late in the second half off a Ben Ovetsky goal that came off a Matty Flax chip to provide the Bearcats with the only tally needed on Wednesday night.
UMBC outshot Binghamton 11-6, with both sides gathering five corner kicks.
Early on in the second half, the Bearcat offense came to life, as Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) had to make a save on a free kick from just outside the box, punching it over the goal. The following corner was ping-ponged around in the box, but the BU shot went high.
UMBC had its best shot of the half from freshman Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall), as he found room on the left side, but his shot went just wide. He then had another opportunity late in the match, but could not put it home.
The Retrievers had a majority of the run of play in the opening 45 minutes, as junior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) had a shot go off the post, and the subsequent rebound get blocked midway through the half. Hauck would strike again, collecting a rebound off a deflection that went off the post once again.
The Retrievers outshot the Bearcats, 7-2 in the opening stanza, garnering most of the scoring opportunities.
The Black and Gold are back on the pitch on Saturday, October 15 with a 7 p.m. match at Albany.