Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer hits the road for the first time in 2018 when they travel to take on Navy on Saturday morning. The Retrievers are coming off a 2-0 loss to Air Force on Sunday night after starting the season 3-0.
Navy Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (3-1-0) at Navy Midshipmen (1-3-1)
Where: Glenn Warner Soccer Facility – Annapolis, Md.
When: Saturday, September 8 – 11:00 a.m.
How to Watch: Live stats available at NavySports.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC is coming off a 2-0 loss to Air Force on Sunday night that closed out a four-game home stand. The Retrievers went 3-1 on the home stand with wins against Temple (1-0), Rutgers (3-2), and College of Charleston (3-0).
-Sophomore Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) leads the team with six points, scoring a pair of goals with two assists. Marconi had a point in each of the first three matches. Freshman Jackson Becher (Hummelstown, Pa.) is tied with Marconi for the team lead with two assists, adding one goal for four points. Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha) and Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) have also scored for the Retrievers.
-Sophomore Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has seen every minute in net for the Retrievers, posting two shutouts with three wins. He has stopped 13 shots, giving up just four goals for a 1.00 goals against average.
Scouting the Midshipmen:
-Navy comes into the contest at 1-3-1, picking up their first win of the season against Howard on Wednesday. The Mids defeated the Bison 4-0 in Annapolis after losing their first three matches of the year and earning a 1-1 draw with College of Charleston.
-Bayne Bentley and Collin Armstrong lead the team with three points each, scoring a goal and dishing out an assist. Six different Midshipmen have scored a goal, with four dishing out assists.
-Ian Bramblett has seen every minute in net for Navy, giving up six goals and making 13 saves with one shutout on the year.
-The Retrievers and Midshipmen will be meeting for the 30th time in the all-time series, with Navy holding a 19-6-4 lead in the series.
-Last year, UMBC defeated Navy, 2-0 behind a pair of late first half goals. Patrick Jean-Gilles got the scoring started in the 34th minute, with Tre Pulliam () adding the insurance just four minutes later.
-The Retrievers will have the week off before heading out to the Wolverine State to take on Western Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff with the Broncos is set for noon.