Baltimore, Md.— UMBC dropped a 2-1 decision to the Navy Midshipmen on Tuesday night in Annapolis. Junior Sammy Kahsai scored in the 33rd minute, but the Mids scored a pair in the second half to drop UMBC to 4-6-3, 0-4-0 AE on the year.
-Fan Appreciation Night (Screen Shot a $2 ticket coupon for everyone in your party @UMBCSportsMktg on twitter and bring to the Ticket Booth at the RSP to redeem.
-Giveaways all game long from UMBC Corporate Partners and discounted concessions!
-UMBC Men's Soccer 1991 team honored at halftime.
Hartford Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (4-6-3, 0-4-0 AE) vs. Hartford Hawks (5-7-3, 1-1-2 AE)
Where: Baltimore, Md. – Retriever Soccer Park
When: Saturday, October 22 – 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video at UMBCRetrievers.TV, live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCMensSoccer, @AmericaEast, #AEMSOC, #GritAndGlory
Scouting the Retrievers:
-The Retrievers scored first, but gave up two second half goals in a 2-1 loss to Navy on Tuesday night. Junior Sammy Kahsai scored in the 33rd minute for his third goal of the season.
-Freshman Tre Pulliam leads the Retriever offense with four goals on the year, adding an assist for a team best nine points. Sammy Kahsai has three goals for six points, while Patrick Jean-Gilles and Gregg Hauck each have a pair of goals for the Black and Gold.
-Billy Heavner has started every game in net for UMBC, going 4-6-3 on the year. Heavner has made 42 saves for a save percentage of .667. He has allowed 21 goals for a goals against average of 1.51.
Scouting the Hawks:
-The Hawks enter the matchup with the Retrievers after dropping a 2-0 decision to #6 Syracuse in West Hartford on Tuesday night. The Orange scored late in the first half, and added another early in the second half to drop Hartford to 5-7-3, 1-1-2 AE on the year.
-Andri Jonasson and Jeff Tryon lead the Hawk offense with a trio of goals, with Jonasson adding an assist. Udi Cohen has a team best eight points on two goals and four helpers. Quenton Swift and Andre Morrison have also scored multiple goals for Hartford.
-Jimmy Slayton has seen the majority of the time in net for the Hawks, appearing in 13 of the teams 15 games. He has made 44 save for a save percentage of .786, giving up 12 goals for a goals against average of 0.93.
Honoring the 1991 East Coast Conference Regular Season Champs:
-UMBC men's soccer will honor the 1991 East Coast Conference Regular Season Champions on Saturday during halftime of the match with Hartford.
-The team was current head coach Pete Caringi Jr.'s first team he coached at UMBC, and finished
the seasons with a 15-5 record.
-Three players would go on to be enshrined in the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame in Darius Taylor '91, Shawn Miller '93, and Bobby Wagner '95.
-Four players would go on to play professionally in various leagues.
-UMBC currently ranks 22nd 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 Hartford will be meeting for the 19th time in the all-time series, with the Retrievers holding a 10-5-3 advantage.
-UMBC is unbeaten against the Hawks in the last six matches played, and are 4-0-0 in that stretch at Retriever Soccer Park.
-The last meeting between the two was last year, where the Hawks and Retrievers battled to a 1-1 draw up in West Hartford.
-UMBC travels to the City of Brotherly Love for a Tuesday showdown with Drexel at 7 p.m.