Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC men's soccer team travels to New Hampshire to open up America East play on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. The Retrievers are returning back to the road after a 2-2 draw with Howard on Wednesday night at Retriever Soccer Park.
New Hampshire Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (4-2-1) vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (5-1-1)
Where: Wildcat Stadium – Durham, N.H.
When: Saturday, September 22 – 7:00 p.m.
How To Watch: Live video on ESPN3, live stats at UNHWildcats.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC returned home for a midweek matchup against Howard, after being on the road for two straight weeks. The Retrievers got out to an early 2-0 lead, but would eventually end up drawing with the Bison, 2-2. James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./Dematha) and Ben Dao (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora/James Madison) were the goal scorers for the Black and Gold.
-Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) is leading the team in shots, taking 28 with 13 of them being on goal. He also has a team high nine points on the season, coming courtesy of three goals and three assists. Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and Gielen have also knocked in multiple goals on the season, each scoring a pair.
-In goal, Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has primarily seen action throughout the season. He has 23 saves on the season, only averaging 1.29 goals against to go along with a .742 save percentage.
Scouting the Wildcats:
-New Hampshire comes into the contest after having a week off, with their last match coming against Dartmouth last Saturday that ended in a scoreless draw. The Wildcats outshot Dartmouth 21-14.
-Antonio Colacci leads the New Hampshire offense, tallying eight points off three goals and two assists. He also leads the team in shots with 23, including eight on goal.
-Lars Huxsohl has gotten the start in net in every game so far the season, recording three shutouts over seven games. He has 15 saves this year, with a goals against average of 0.70.
All Time Series:
-The two America East foes will be meeting for the 20th time, with UMBC holding an 8-5-6 advantage. The teams met last season, with UMBC knocking off then No. 12 New Hampshire 1-0 after an eighth minute goal.
-The Retrievers will return home to take on Vermont on Saturday, September 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.