Men’s Soccer Closes Regular Season at Stony Brook, Battling for #AEMSOC Seeding

Men’s Soccer Closes Regular Season at Stony Brook, Battling for #AEMSOC Seeding

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Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC men's soccer will close out the regular season at first place Stony Brook on Wednesday night. The Retrievers clinched a spot in the upcoming #AEMSOC Tournament despite a 2-0 loss to UAlbany on Saturday. The Retrievers can still reach as high as third place with a win on the final day of conference play.

Stony Brook Match Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (9-5-2, 3-3-0 AE) at Stony Brook Seawolves (8-5-2, 5-1-0 AE)
Where: LaValle Stadium - Stony Brook, N.Y.
When: Wednesday, October 31 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats at StonyBrookAthletics.com
Social Media: @UMBCMensSoccer, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEMSOC

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC heads into the regular season finale at 9-5-2, 3-3-0 AE on the year, after their six game unbeaten streak was snapped in a 2-0 loss to UAlbany on Saturday. The Retrievers did clinch a spot in the upcoming America East Tournament despite the loss and can finish anywhere from 3-6 in the tournament seeding.

-Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) leads the Retriever offense with five goals and four assists for 14 points. He has taken a team best 55 shots with 22 shots on goal. Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) is second on the team in goals and points with nine.

-Freshman Quantrell Jones (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) has started the last seven games in net, sporting a 6-1-1 record on the year. He has given up just six goals (0.67 GAA) making 26 saves (.812 save pct) with four shutouts on the year.

Scouting the Seawolves:

-The Seawolves enter the contest at 8-5-2, 5-1-0 AE on the year, and have clinched at least a share of the America East Regular Season title with a 6-0 win against Hartford on Saturday. The Seawolves are 5-2-0 at LaValle Stadium this year.

-Serge Gamwanya leads the offense with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Jarred Dass and Martieon Watson have also reached double digit points with Dass nettings 12 (5 G, 2 A) and Watson with 10 (2 G, 6 A). In total, five Seawolves have double digit goals on the year.

-Christian Miesch has seen the majority of time in net for Stony Brook, starting in all 14 games he has played. He has given up 15 goals (1.07 GAA) making 47 save (.758 save pct) with four shutouts on the year.

All-Time Series:

-This will be the 20th meeting all-time between the Retrievers and Seawovles with UMBC holding a slim 11-8-0 advantage in the series.

-Stony Brook has won the last two matchups in 2017 and 2016 by scores of 2-0. Before that, the Retrievers won five straight from 2012-15. The last six meetings have all been shutouts by the winning team. UMBC is 3-5 all-time on Long Island.

#AEMSOC Tournament Scenarios:

-The Retrievers have already clinched a spot in the upcoming America East Tournament, and can finish anywhere from 3-6 in the standings.

-UMBC earns the three seed if the Retrievers win and New Hampshire draws or loses against Vermont. The Retrievers can get the four seed with a win and a UNH win AND UMass Lowell win or loss AND UAlbany loss or draw. They can also be the four seed with a draw or loss and a UMass Lowell draw or loss AND UAlbany draw or loss. (UMBC has the tiebreaker with UMass Lowell, not UNH or UAlbany).

-UMBC will be the five seed with a loss AND UMass Lowell and UAlbany win. The Retrievers will be the six seed with a loss AND wins by UMass Lowell and UAlbany.

Up Next:

-UMBC will await the rest of the results from around the league to determine their seed in the tournament. More information will be made available as it comes in at UMBCRetrievers.com and on the team's Twitter page, @UMBCMensSoccer.