Men's Soccer Celebrates Senior Night in Wednesday Evening Finale

Men's Soccer Celebrates Senior Night in Wednesday Evening Finale

BALTIMORE - The UMBC men's soccer team hosts Stony Brook in the season finale on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. The Retrievers will honor seniors Jon Bell, Jordan Dove, Nick Gumbs, Tre Pulliam, Trey Vinson and Colin Weyant before the game. Fans are encouraged to be at Retriever Soccer Park by 6:45 p.m. for the pre-game ceremonies.   


Paul Mittermeier handles the play-by-play duties on the America East digital network.


The game is the Retriever men's soccer team "Spread Respect" contest. America East's Spread Respect initiative raises awareness to ensure equality and safety for all student-athletes, coaches and fans without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. 


The floppy hat give-way, originally scheduled for the game versus Navy, will take place on Wednesday.


Retriever Review:  After a scoreless first half, host Vermont scored two early second half goals and went on to a 4-0 win over UMBC at Virtue Field on Saturday. The setback eliminated UMBC (5-9-1, 0-5-1 America East) from post-season contention.


Fun Senior Facts:


* The six have combined to play in 358 games and make 239 starts.


* All six are four-year letterwinners.


* Five of the six hail from Maryland and that quintet all started in the America East Championship game a year ago.


            * Bell has the most starts (52) and Pulliam the most games played (70).


Stat Check: Freshman midfielder Ryan Becher leads the team in goals (4) and points (11). Weyant leads the squad with four assists. Freshman forward Dadi Ingason (2g, 3a) and senior Tre Pulliam (3g, 1a) have seven points apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Quantrell Jones has played every game so far in between the posts, registering 54 saves to go along with a 1.37 goals against average.


Scouting the Seawolves: Stony Brook (4-10-1, 1-5-0 AE) fell to UMass Lowell, 2-1 on Saturday night at Cushing Field and were eliminated from America East post-season contention.


Trailing 2-0, freshman defender Sebastian Rojek found the back of the net off a corner kick to trim the deficit to one in the 71'.


Redshirt junior Gabriel Fernandes scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute to propel SBU past UAlbany, 3-2, on the Seawolves' Senior Night on Oct. 27. The victory snapped a four-game winless streak for Stony Brook.


Senior striker Jarred Dass leads SBU with six goals on the campaign. Dass' six goals have occurred on only seven shots on goal. Seven other Seawolves have one goal apiece.


Stony Brook and UMBC both have two shutouts on the season. SBU's came in a 1-0 win over Fordham and 0-0 double-overtime tie versus Lafayette, while UMBC's took place in a similar fashion. The Retrievers played Hartford to a 0-0 double OT draw, while blanking Penn, 1-0. 


Series Notes: This will be the 22nd meeting all-time between the Retrievers and Seawovles with UMBC holding a 12-8-1 advantage in the series.


Dove netted the game winner in the 60th minute as the Retrievers defeated SBU, 1-0, in the America East semi-finals a year ago. A week earlier, the two teams played to a 2-2 double OT draw. Nick Gumbs scored the game-tying goal on a helper from Dove.