Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC men's soccer hosts the Bearcats in the team's annual "Pink Game" on Saturday night. Both the Bearcats and the Retrievers are in a five-way tie for second place in the America East at 2-2 in conference play. The Retrievers are unbeaten in their last four games, going 3-0-1 in that stretch.
Binghamton Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (7-4-2, 2-2-0 AE) vs. Binghamton Bearcats (3-9-2, 2-2-0 AE)
Where: Retriever Soccer Park - Baltimore, Md.
When: Saturday, October 20 - 7:00 p.m.
Promotions: Pink Night- the team will wear pink pinnies pregame, as well as pink armbands during the match.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats available at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting the Retrievers:
-The Retrievers enter the contest at 7-4-2, 2-2-0 AE on the year, unbeaten in their last four games. Most recently, UMBC defeated Villanova in non-conference action on Tuesday. Sophomore Dylan Poetzel (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and junior Nick Gumbs (Clarksburg, Md./Damascus) netted their first career goals, with Poetzel providing the tying goal and Gumbs the winner in double overtime.
-Sophomore Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) leads the team with 12 points on a team best four goals and four assists. He provided an assist on the Poetzel goal against the Wildcats off a free kick from just outside the box. Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha), Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) and Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) have all scored two goals for UMBC.
-Freshman Quantrell Jones (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) picked up his fourth win of the year on Tuesday, improving to 4-0-1 on the year. He has given up just three goals (0.51 GAA), making 13 saves (.812 save pct.) with three shutouts in six games played.
Scouting the Bearcats:
-Binghamton heads to Baltimore at 3-9-2, 2-2-0 AE on the year, most recently falling to Bucknell, 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Bison scored late in the first half, and added one just minutes into the second half to come away with the victory despite a late goal by the Bearcats. Binghamton is just 1-5-1 on the road this year.
-Noah Luescher leads the Bearcat offense with 10 points on three goals and four assists. Connor McKnight and Haris Brkovic have each scored three goals, tied with Luescher for the team lead.
-In net, Isaiah Pettis and Chris Shutler have both seen time in net. Pettis played against the Bison, and has 19 saves, giving up four goals in four games this year. Shutler has played in 12 games, giving up 20 goals and making 49 saves with two shutouts.
-This will be the 19th meeting between the two schools, with the Bearcats holding a slim 8-6-4 overall record. Binghamton is unbeaten in the last three dating back to 2015, with the overall record in games played in Baltimore at 3-3-2.
-Last year, the two battled to a 1-1 draw in Vestal. UMBC surrendered a goal early in the second half before Gregg Hauck blasted the equalizer from inside the box in the 77th minute.
-UMBC will host George Washington in their final home contest of the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 23. UMBC will honor their seven seniors prior to the match with the Colonials. Kickoff with GW is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN+. Tickets are available at tickets.umbc.edu.