Baltimore, Md.- UMBC Men's Soccer (4-1-1) returns home for a matchup against Navy (1-5-0) on Wednesday night. UMBC comes home to Retriever Park to look for a victory after ending in a 1-1 draw on Saturday at George Washington. George Washington netted the first goal of the game from Oscar Haynes Brown in the first half. The Retrievers outshot the Colonials 23-16, and in the 56th minute of the game, Senior midfielder Gregg Hauck Linthicum, Md./North County) scored to even the score at 1-1.
Navy Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (4-1-1) vs. Navy Midshipmen (1-5-0)
Where: Retriever Soccer Park - Baltimore, Md.
When: Wednesday, September 20 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats available at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting UMBC (4-1-1):
-UMBC starts out the week 4-1-1, as they return home after recording their first tie of the year against George Washington. The Retrievers are second in the America East conference averaging two goals per game, and currently tied for second place in the conference. The Retrievers are ranked second nationally for corner kicks per game with 8.67 and currently stand sixth with Shots-Per-Game.
-Junior Back Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./ Reservior) enters this week being named to College Soccer News "Team of the Week" after netting two goals against #19 West Virginia last week. Saunderson has tallied three goals this season, where he is currently ranked tenth in total goals in the America East conference. The junior is also ranks first in conference with two game winning goals.
-Fellow teammates Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County), Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern), Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall), Tom Paul (Stalybridge, Cheshire, England), Cormac Noel (Todmorden, England), and James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./ DeMatha) all have also recorded points for the Retrievers.
-Freshman goalkeeper Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has been solid in goal for the Retrievers tallying five saves against George Washington. The Freshman has recorded 20 saves on the season, boasting a .714 save-percentage and 2 shutouts for the Retrievers.
Scouting Navy (1-5-0):
-Navy has had a slow start this season, with only one win on their record. The Midshipmen are on the road again in Baltimore this Wednesday after a road game loss 2-1, this past Saturday at Duquesne.
-Senior midfielder Aubrey Jones (Greenville, S.C./ J.L. Mann) and senior forward Daniel Zaremba (Aiken,S.C./ South Aiken) have each scored two goals this season for Navy. Both seniors have tallied four points each for the season, and Jones currently ranks tenth in Points in the Patriot League. Fellow Freshman Midshipmen Phillip Gustafson and Nicko West have each netted a goal for Navy.
-Senior goalkeeper Mac Burke (La Plata, Md./ DeMatha) made two saves against Duquesne, and recorded 23 saves for the season. The Midshipmen is currently ranked fifth in the Patriot League with a .697 save percentage.
All Time Series:
-UMBC and Navy will have their 29th meeting this Wednesday with the Mids holding the series record of 19-5-4.
-Last year, The Retrievers lost a heartbreaker to the Midshipmen last fall 2-1. UMBC's returning midfielder Sammy Kahsai netted the only goal for the Retrievers. While Navy has their returning goalkeeper Mac Burke in the net for the midshipmen.