Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer returns to action after a week off against RV Vermont on Saturday night. The Retrievers are coming off a 1-0 defeat to No. 23 New Hampshire last Saturday. The Wildcats scored an early goal, holding the Retrievers to just two shots in the win.
Vermont Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (4-3-1, 0-1-0 AE) vs. Vermont Catamounts (6-3-0, 0-1-0 AE)
Where: Retriever Soccer Park – Baltimore, Md.
When: Saturday, September 29 – 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats available at UMBCRetrievers.com
Promotions: Postgame Fireworks! Stick around after the match for a fireworks display
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting the Retrievers:
-The Retrievers are coming off a 1-0 loss to No. 23 New Hampshire last Saturday. The Wildcats scored in the seventh minute off a rebound, holding the Retrievers to just two shots in the contest.
-Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) leads the team with 28 shots, with 13 being on goal. He also has a team high nine points on three goals and three assists. Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curly) and James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha) have each scored two goals on the year with a total of six different Retrievers finding the back of the net this year.
-In goal, Ciaran O'Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) has played in all but one game for the Retrievers. He has given up nine goals for a goals against average of 1.25 while making 29 saves for a save percentage of .763 with two shutouts.
Scouting the Catamounts:
-Vermont heads to Charm City after dropping a 2-0 decision to No. 16 UMass Lowell last Saturday. The River Hawks scored in the 10th minute, adding insurance in the 78th minute in the win. The Catamounts have been stellar at home, posting a 5-0 mark, but are 0-3 away from Burlington and are received votes in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Poll.
-Geo Alves leads the offense with five goals, 45 shots and 18 shots on goal. He is tied for the team lead in points with Justin Freitas with 11. Freitas has scored four goals, adding three assists.
-Clay Thomas and Aron Runarsson have both split time in net, each appearing in five games. Thomas has played more minutes, giving up three goals and making 14 saves with a 4-1-0 record.
-This will be the 18th all-time meeting between Vermont and UMBC with the Catamounts leading the series 9-6-2. The Catamounts have won the last four meetings dating back to 2015.
-Last year the Catamounts defeated the Retrievers 3-1 in Burlington. The last win for the Retrievers against Vermont came in the 2014 America East Tournament semifinals.
-The Retrievers will remain in Baltimore, hosting No. 16 UMass Lowell next Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff with the River Hawks is set for 7 p.m.