Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC men's soccer will host the Colonials in the final non-conference match of the year on Tuesday. The team will honor six seniors making their final home appearance pregame. The Retrievers are 8-4-2 on the year, unbeaten in their last five matches and sit just one game back of first in the America East.
George Washington Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (8-4-2) vs. George Washington Colonials (5-6-3)
Where: Retriever Soccer Park - Baltimore, Md.
When: Tuesday, October 23 - 7:00 p.m.
Promotions: Senior Night- UMBC will honor six senior pregame; Taco Tuesday- First 100 students receive a taco bar voucher
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN+ ($$) live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC comes into their final non-conference match at 8-4-2, 3-2 AE on the year, unbeaten in their last five, going 4-0-1 in that stretch. Winners of their last three, the Retrievers picked up a big 1-0 win against Binghamton on Saturday night to move within a game of first place in the conference. Sophomore Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) netted the game winner in the 22nd minute off a feed from Tre Pulliam (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha).
-Classmate Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) leads the team with four goals and four assists for 12 points. Marconi also leads the team with 49 shots and 21 shots on goal. Bailey is right behind him with three goals, all coming on this unbeaten streak. Gielen, Pulliam and Kyle Saunderson (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) have all scored multiple goals with nine different Retrievers finding the net this year.
-Freshman Quantrell Jones (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) posted his fourth shutout on Saturday in seven games played and six starts. He sports a 5-0-1 record on the year, giving up just three goals (0.43 GAA) making 21 saves (.875 save pct.), including eight on Saturday, the most by a Retriever this year.
Scouting the Colonials:
-George Washington heads up the Baltimore at 5-6-3, 1-3-2 A10 on the year. The Colonials last win came on Oct. 10 when the shutout St. Bonaventure, 4-0 at home. Last time out, GW drew with La Salle 1-1 in D.C. The Explorers scored just before halftime to take a 1-0 lead, but the Colonials pulled even in the 79th minute for the draw.
-Oscar Haynes Brown leads the offense with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points. He is tied for 13th in the nation in goals scored and 18th in points. Haukur Hilmarsson, Brady O'Connor, and Dylan Lightbourn have each score two goals for the Colonials.
-Thor Arne Hofs has seen all but 29 minutes in net for the Colonials, posting four shutouts. He has given up 17 goals (1.18 GAA) making 63 saves (.788 save pct.).
-This will be the 19th time the two sides will meet with the Retrievers holding an 10-4-4 record against the Colonials, unbeaten in the last eight going 7-0-1. The last lost by the Retrievers came back in 1997.
-Last year the two played to a 1-1 draw in D.C. The Colonials got on the board first with Oscar Haynes Brown scoring in the 19th minute. Gregg Hauck tied it in the 56th minute with a header to make it 1-1.
Jones Names #AEMSOC Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week:
-Quantrell Jones was named America East Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday afternoon. Jones earns the award after stopping 11 of 12 shots faced last week in wins against Villanova and Binghamton. Jones earned the win in both, posting a shutout against the Bearcats. He now has four shutouts on the year with a 5-0-1 record.
-The Retrievers will hit the road for the final two #AEMSOC matches of the year, starting with UAlbany on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Retrievers and Great Danes kickoff at 7 p.m.