Men’s Soccer Welcomes Howard to Retriever Soccer Park on Monday Night

Men’s Soccer Welcomes Howard to Retriever Soccer Park on Monday Night

UMBC Game Notes

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer will welcome the Bison to Retriever Soccer Park on Monday night after the Retrievers took down Bryant, 1-0 in the season opener. Junior Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) scored the game winner in the 55th minute, moving UMBC to 1-0 on the year.


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Howard Game Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers (1-0) vs. Howard Bison (0-1)

Where: Baltimore, Md. – Retriever Soccer Park

When: Monday, August 28 – 7:00 p.m.

How to Watch: Live video at UMBCRetrievers.TV, and Live Stats at

Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC

Scouting the Retrievers (1-0):

-UMBC is coming off a 1-0 victory against Bryant to open the 2017 season on Friday. Junior Kyle Saunderson scored the game winner in the 55th minute after the Retrievers earned five corner kicks in a row. Sophomore Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) swung the ball in from the right corner, finding Saunderson on the other end who put it past the keeper.

-Saunderson scored his first collegiate goal in the victory, leading the team with two points. Sophomore Tre McCalla (Toronto, Ontario) and senior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) led the team with two shots each.

-Freshman goalkeeper Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) recorded three saves in his first collegiate match, earning the shutout and win against Bryant.

Scouting the Bison (0-1):

-Howard comes to Baltimore after dropping their season opener, 1-0 to High Point on Friday. After a scoreless first half, the Panthers broke through in the 58th minute to take the match 1-0.

-Five different Bison recorded shots against High Point, with Javauni Garwood and Joel Pagan getting shots on goal.

-Carlos Caro started in net for Howard, giving up one goal in 90 minutes. He recorded five saves on six shots faced.

All-Time Series:

-The Bison and Retrievers will be meeting for the 18th time in the series with UMBC holding a 13-2-2 record, including wins in the last five.

-UMBC picked up a 3-0 win last year, and have not lost to Howard since 2002. Over the past five meetings, UMBC has outscored Howard 15-2 with four matches being played at Retriever Soccer Park.

Last Time We Met:

-The two sides met last year with the Retrievers blanking the Bison 3-0 on September 20.

-Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) got the scoring started with a goal in the 11th minute off a rebound from a Cormac Noel (Todmorden, England) shot. Classmate Colin Weyant added to the tally just before the half on a shot that beat the keeper off a Gregg Hauck assist.

-Pulliam put the game away early in the second half, placing a ball past the Howard goalkeeper for his fourth goal of the season.

Up Next: 

-The Retrievers will travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on Villanova on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.