Durham, N.H.— UMBC men's soccer dropped the season opener at New Hampshire, 1-0 on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored in the seventh minute to take the lead, holding the Retrievers to just two shots in the match.
How We Got Here:
- The Wildcats got out to an early 1-0 lead in the seventh minute. Jack Doherty slotted home a rebound off the post to put the home team in front early.
- The Retrievers were held without a shot over the first 45 minutes, with New Hampshire controlling play.
- Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) had a pair of back-to-back saves in the half, both from point blank range.
- UMBC got their first shot of the night in the 54th minute, with senior Patrick Jean-Gilles (Woodbridge, Va.) placing his attempt just wide of the cage.
- Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) had the only other shot for the Retrievers, with his strike from the left wing being saved.
- The Retrievers had a flurry of opportunities at the end of the match but could not crack the Wildcat defense in a 1-0 loss.
By The Numbers:
- The Retrievers were outshot 12-2 , with seven of the 12 New Hampshire shots going on net.
- UMBC falls to 4-2-1, 0-1-0 AE on the year, while the Wildcats improve to 6-1-1, 1-0-0 AE.
- O'Loughlin made six saves in the match, tying a season best.
- The Retrievers will have the week off before returning to Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 against Vermont. Kickoff with the Catamounts is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.umbc.edu.