Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Game Notes: UMBC at UCSB
The UMBC men's soccer team (3-3-0) ventures to the Golden State and will take on the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-2-0) on Sunday, Sept. 22. Kick-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. PDT and the game will be broadcast on BigWest.tv.
Last Time Out
UMBC freshman midfielder Ryan Becher scored twice off a pair of senior Colin Weyant corner kicks and a suddenly explosive Retriever men's soccer squad knocked off George Washington, 4-1, at the GW Soccer Field on Sept. 17.
Freshman forward Dadi Ingason recorded a goal and an assist for the second consecutive game, while Weyant recorded his first multiple-point game of his career.
Alejandro Arbelaez scored for second consecutive game to wrap up UMBC's scoring.
After scoring three goals in their first four contests, the Retrievers have tallied nine times in the last two. That is the most in a two-game span since posting 10 goals versus Hartford (7-1) and Binghamton (3-0) in back-to-back games in October of 2012.
Becher now has four goals in his first six intercollegiate contests. He leads the team in scoring, followed by Ingason (2g, 2a), Arbelaez (2g, 1a) and senior Tre Puliam (2g, 1a).
Pulliam is UMBC's active career leader in scoring with 10 goals and 25 total points.
Sophomore goalkeeper Quantrell Jones has been in goal for all 540 minutes of action in 2019 and is maintaining a 1.17 goals against average. He earned his tenth career victory (10-5-2) with the win over GW.
Ryan and his brother - sophomore Jackson - both scored in the 5-1 win over LIU. Nine sets of brothers have played for UMBC soccer and the last time a duo scored goals in one game occurred on Sept. 7, 2008, when Andrew and Dan Bulls hit the nets in a 3-2 win over Adelphi.
Scouting the Gauchos
After starting the season at 1-3, UCSB has won three straight, including victories over ranked teams Oregon State (3-2, Sept. 15) and Seattle (1-0, Sept. 19). Both the Beavers and Redhawks were receiving votes in the most recent United Soccer poll.
Senior defensive midfielder Sahid Conteh scored in the 25th minute and the Gauchos held off Seattle. The Redhawks played with ten men for the final 34 minutes of play.
Conteh became the seventh different goal scorer for the Gauchos this season. Senior Will Baynham and Thibault Candia lead the squad with a goal and two assists apiece.
Sophomore netminder Ben Roach has logged all 557 minutes in goal and has a 1.45 goals against average.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
UMBC opens its America East schedule at UMass Lowell on Saturday, Sept. 28. Game time at Cushing Field is set for 7:00 p.m.