Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC heads to the Empire State after dropping a 1-0 decision to the Binghamton Bearcats on Wednesday. BU scored in the 80th minute to take the win, dropping UMBC to 4-4-3, 0-3-0 AE on the year.
UAlbany Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (4-4-3, 0-3-0 AE) at UAlbany Great Danes (7-3-2, 2-0-1 AE)
When: Saturday, October 15 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Albany, N.Y. – Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium
How to Watch: Live video at AmericaEast.TV, live stats at UAlbanySports.com
Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCMensSoccer, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC dropped a hard fought 1-0 decision to Binghamton on Wednesday at Retriever Soccer Park. The Retrievers had a pair of shots go off the post, but it was a Bearcat goal in the 80th minute that gave them the victory.
-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 4-4-3 on the year. Heavner has made 34 saves for a save percentage of .667. He has allowed 17 goals for a goals against average of 1.43.
Scouting the Great Danes:
-UAlbany comes into the match with UMBC at 7-3-2, 2-0-1 AE on the year, after dispatching New Hampshire 2-1 on Wednesday. The Great Danes are unbeaten in their last five, going 4-0-1 in that stretch.
-Afonso Pinheiro leads the Great Danes with seven goals, adding two assists for a team best 16 points. Nico Solabarrieta is second on the team with 10 points, including a team high four helpers. A total of seven players have scored goals, with six of them scoring multiple goals.
-Danny Vitiello has seen the most action in the net for the Great Danes this year, playing in the last nine contests. He has given up just ten goals wit 34 saves for a goals against average of 1.06 and save percentage of .773. He holds a 5-2-2 record with four shutouts.
-UMBC currently ranks 2nd in attendance in the NCAA, averaging 1,130 fans at Retriever Soccer Park for matches. A total of 9,036 fans have flocked to Baltimore to see the Retrievers this year.
-UMBC and UAlbany will be meeting for the 15th time in the all-time series, with the Retrievers leading the all-time series, 7-4-3.
-UAlbany is 4-0-1 all-time in games played in New York, with the only Retriever tie coming back in 2014.
- The last meeting between the two was last year, where the Retrievers took down the Great Danes on a Gregg Hauck header on homecoming in a 1-0 victory.
-The Retrievers will step out of conference for a mid-week match against Navy on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.