UMBC to Honor Four Seniors; Men’s Soccer Closes Out Regular Season vs. Stony Brook on Wednesday Night

UMBC to Honor Four Seniors; Men’s Soccer Closes Out Regular Season vs. Stony Brook on Wednesday Night

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer returns to Retriever Soccer Park to close out the regular season against Stony Brook on Wednesday. The Retrievers will honor Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County), Cormac Noel (Todmorden, England), Tom Paul (Stalybridge, Cheshire, England), and Sammy Kahasi (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) prior to the game.

Stony Brook Match Info:
UMBC Retrievers (7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE) vs. Stony Brook Seawolves (6-5-5, 0-3-3 AE)
Retriever Soccer Park – Baltimore, Md.
Wednesday, November 1 – 7:00 p.m.
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Scouting the Retrievers (7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE):

-UMBC comes into the match with the Seawolves at 7-5-4, 2-3-1 AE on the year after dropping their second straight match to Hartford, 1-0 on Saturday. The Hawks scored in the 72nd minute to take the victory. It was just the second game this year where the Retrievers were held without a goal.

-Senior Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) leads the team the with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) and Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) all have four goals this year, as ten different Retrievers have found the net in 2017.

-Freshman Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has started in every match for the Retrievers this year, stopping 54 shots (.727 save percentage), giving up 20 goals for a goals against average of 1.27.

Scouting the Seawolves (6-5-5, 0-3-3 AE):

-The Seawolves come into the match after a scoreless draw against Albany last Saturday. The Great Danes outshot the Seawolves 14-11, garnering nine corner kicks in the process. Stony Brook is 5-2-4 at home to just 1-3-1 on the road in 2017.

-Vince Erdel leads the Stony Brook offense, scoring a team best eight goals with one assist for 17 points. He has taken and converted four penalty kicks this year. Rob Bjornholm-Jatta is second on the team with three goals, and is tied for the team lead with two assists.

-Both Tom McMahon and Jacob Braham has split time between the pipes for the Seawolves. McMahon leads the duo with a 0.75 goals against average, allowing just six goals in eight games. Braham has made 38 saves.

All-Time Series:

-The Retrievers and Seawolves will be meeting for the 19th time in the all-time series, with UMBC leading 11-7-0. Last year Stony Brook won 2-0 up on Long Island, snapping five game win streak by the Retrievers.

-UMBC is 8-2-0 all-time in games played in Baltimore dating back to the series opener in 1999. The last time the two sides played in Baltimore, UMBC took a 3-0 decision in 2015.

Record Breaking:

-UMBC staff, students and fans packed the bleachers and hill at Retriever Soccer Park on Tuesday, September 26 to watch No. 1 Maryland take on the Retrievers. A total of 3,766 fans saw the Retrievers and Terrapins finish in a 1-1 draw.

-The previous attendance record was set earlier this year, when 2,873 fans saw the Retrievers and Howard Bison battle on August 28.

No Back-to-Back for Caringi:

-With their tie against Delaware, UMBC has guaranteed a non-losing season for 2017. After going 5-9-3 last year, the Retrievers have already surpassed last year's win total. In his 26-plus seasons as head coach, Pete Caringi Jr. has never had back-to-back losing seasons.

Heroic Hauck:

-Senior midfielder Gregg Hauck has eclipsed the ten-goal mark for his career as a Retriever. Of the 11 goals that he has scored, nine of them have either been a game winner or game tying goal.

#AEChamps Clinching Scenarios:

-UMBC currently sits in fifth place in the America East, with the top six teams making the tournament. UMBC can clinch a spot with a win or tie against Stony Brook, or with a loss and a loss by either Binghamton or Hartford.