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UMBC tops ODU, advances to face UNC in NCAA Soccer Tournament

Posted on 15 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Norfolk, Va.- The UMBC men’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA College Cup as the Retrievers played Old Dominion to a 0-0 double overtime draw, but advanced, 4-2, in penalty kicks.

UMBC is now 11-4-6, while Old Dominion’s season comes to an end at 11-3-3.

UMBC junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) played the starring role for the second consecutive game, stopping a pair of penalty kicks.

After senior Milo Kapor (Toronto, Ont./Emily Carr) converted the first kick, Saunders saved ODU goalkeeper Victor Fracoz’ attempt.  UMBC’s Mamadou Kansaye’s (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and Monarchs’ forward Chris Harmon matched successful kicks,  but UMBC senior back Liam Paddock’s (Worcestershire, England) attempt was saved by Francoz.

But on ODU’s tying attempt, Saunders again dove to his right and stopped the effort of Jordan LeBlanc. Both UMBC’s Kadeem Dacres (Rosedale, N.Y.) and ODU’s Ivan Militar converted, setting up Retriever senior Dave Vaeth (Dundalk, Md./Patapsco) for the game-winning opportunity. Vaeth buried his attempt into the upper left corner of the goal, setting off a wild celebration by the visitors.

UMBC will advance to the second round for the second time in three years and will compete at defending national champion North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

UMBC junior forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) was unable to start and played only the final 26 seconds of regulation and final 20 seconds of overtime after a free kick opportunities. Caringi suffered an ankle injury early in the America East championship game vs. UNH and did not return.

The first half was evenly-played, as both teams managed only three shots each. The Monarchs’ best opportunity was their first, as Gideon Asante hit a shot wide right from eight yards out in the 18th minute. UMBC’s best chance came late in the half, as Dacres hit a rising shot from 17 yards out on the left wing which went over just the crossbar.

In the second half, Kansaye’s 50-yard free kick had to be parried over bar, giving UMBC its first corner of the match in 58’ The Retrievers attempted four corners in the second stanza, but the best chance, an Oumar Ballo (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) header in the 59th minute went wide of the near post.

Old Dominion outshot UMBC, 10-6. Saunders and Francoz both made three saves in 110 minutes of play. Saunders recorded his fourth consecutive shuout.

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UMBC opens NCAA Soccer Tournament with trip to ODU

Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- The UMBC men’s soccer team, champions of the America East Conference will meet Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday, Nov. 15. The game time has yet to be determined.

The winner of that first round contest will meet defending national champion North Carolina (15-3-2) in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

“We are all very excited to see our name on the screen,” said Head Coach Pete Caringi ,Jr. “This is something that we worked hard all year long for. We have a lot of respect for ODU, but we are going to prepare to go down there and play well.”

UMBC captured its second America East crown in the last three seasons at Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday, Nov. 10. The second-seeded Retrievers and No. 5 New Hampshire Wildcats played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, but UMBC prevailed, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout.

UMBC (11-4-5) enters the tournament on a seven-game unbeaten streak.

Old Dominion (11-3-2) received an at-large bid to the tournament. They competed in the Colonial Athletic Association this year, but were ineligible for the conference tournament. The Monarchs enter the tournament with three wins in their last four outings and capped the season with a 1-0 home win over Northeastern on November 2.

UMBC has only met ODU twice, and the Monarchs have a win and a tie vs. the Retrievers. Old Dominion won the latest meeting, capturing a 2-0 decision in Norfolk in 2003. The Retrievers have never faced North Carolina in the sport of men’s soccer.

This will be UMBC’s third NCAA Tournament appearance. The Retrievers faced No. 1 Duke in 1999 and fell, 4-3, to the Blue Devils in overtime. In 2010, UMBC defeated No. 10 Princeton, 2-1, but were unable to advance past No. 7 William & Mary, as they were ousted in penalty kicks.

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UMBC wins America East in PK’s, advances to NCAA Soccer Tournament

Posted on 11 November 2012 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- For the second time in three years, the UMBC men’s soccer team has won the America East title and will represent the conference in the NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup. The second-seeded Retrievers and fifth-seeded New Hampshire Wildcats played to a 0-0 double overtime draw, but UMBC advanced to the championships by prevailing, 4-2, in penalty kicks.

UMBC (11-4-5) junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) was named the championship’s  Most Outstanding Player. Saunders made five saves, including a point-blank stop in the second overtime period, and stopped a pair of UNH (7-7-6) attempts in the penalty kick shootout. He also blanked Stony Brook, 1-0, in the semifinals.

The Retrievers will compete in their third Division I NCAA Championship, with previous appearances in 1999 and 2010. The team will learn its first-round opponent on Monday afternoon when the brackets are announced.

“The last two days, we told them we would find a way to win knowing they (UNH) was a great defensive team and if it comes down to penalty kicks, whatever it takes, we are going to do it, and that’s exactly what we did,” head coach Pete Caringi, Jr. said.

The partisan UMBC crowd of 1,016 was shocked early on as the America East Striker of the Year, junior forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) went down and had to be helped off the field in the fourth minute of play. Caringi, who led America East with 14 goals on the season, did not return to the lineup.

However, the Retrievers did control much of the play in the first 45 minutes. The best scoring chance came in the 13thminute, when junior forward Kadeem Dacres (Rosedale, N.Y./Mercer County CC) tested UNH sophomore netminder Travis Worra with a 19-yard shot toward the far post, but Worra made a diving save to keep the game scoreless.

Saunders, who was not tested in the first half, made a pair of saves on UNH midfielder Robert Palumbo in the 50thminute, stopping an initial drive from 16 yards out and then rejected a rebound opportunity from seven yards away.

UMBC countered with good chances in the 68thand 70th minutes, but freshman midfielder Michael Burgos (Huntingtown, Md./The Calverton School) was wide with a header, and sophomore midfielder Stephen Ho (North Potomac, Md./Wootton) missed on the short side after a cross from Dacres.

The game headed to overtime, and although UMBC outshot UNH, 6-2, over that 20-minute span, the Wildcats had two outstanding opportunities. In the 95’, reserve midfielder David Schlatter hit the underside of the crossbar as he found himself unguarded on the right side from 12 yards out.

With less than four minutes to play in the second extra period, Schlatter got inside of the Retriever defense and drilled a seven-yard shot, but Saunders aggressively challenged and turned the attempt away.

Just as it did in 2010, the game went to penalty kicks and the results were similar. UMBC senior Milo Kapor (Toronto, Ont./Emily Carr) converted, as did UNH senior back Jordan Thomas, and Retriever sophomore midfielder Mamadou Kansaye (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) gave UMBC a 2-1 advantage. UNH freshman Lukas Goerigk tried to beat Saunders to the goalie’s right, but the Retreiver netminder made the save on the hard shot along the turf.

UMBC senior fullback Liam Paddock (Worcesteshire, England/Chase Technology) and Palumbo matched scores, and the Retrievers led, 3-2, after three rounds. Dacres drilled his attempt into the upper left corner, but Saunders ended the proceedings by stopping Ryan McNabb’s effort with a similar diving save to his right.

The Retrievers won the 2010 shootout, 5-4 and went on to defeat No. 10 Princeton, 2-1, in the first round, before falling in penalty kicks at William & Mary.

“Tonight in general says a lot about UMBC Soccer- the crowd, the atmosphere, the enthusiasm for our program.,” Caringi said. “This is a culmination of a lot of work. This is a win for UMBC in general. I am really proud of the school and how everyone responded.”

In addition to Saunders, Dacres, Paddock and senior midfielder Dave Vaeth (Dundalk, Md./Patapsco) earned All-Tournament Team honors.

UMBC outshot UNH, 21-10, overall and earned 11 corners to five for the Wildcats. Worra collected seven saves in the contest.

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Loyola visit, trip to Maryland highlight UMBC soccer schedule

Posted on 09 July 2012 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s soccer team will kick off its 2012 season vs. Radford University on Sat., August 25 at Retriever Soccer Park. The opener vs. the Highlanders is the first of 10 home games in a challenging 18-game schedule.

The Retrievers open with three games at home, welcoming VCU on Thurs., Aug. 30 and Robert Morris on Sat., Sept. 1. Those two contest are part of the Holiday Inn Express BWI Classic, which the Retrievers will co-host with Navy.

UMBC plays four of its next five games on the road, including a Sept. 11 date at Maryland, a squad that finished the 2011 campaign ranked ninth in the nation by the NSCAA. In their first meeting since 2000, the Retrievers and Terrapins played a memorable game in 2011, with the visitors prevailing, 4-3, in double overtime before a record crowd of 2,513 at Retriever Soccer Park.

“The last several years we have made a concentrated effort to make our schedule as tough as we can,” head coach Pete Caringi, Jr. said.
“Obviously, one of the highlights is to play at Maryland. Last year’s game here was a classic and I am sure it will be a great atmosphere down there and one that will help our players down the road.”

In that aforementioned span, the Retrievers face road challenges at George Mason (Sept. 15) and George Washington (Sept. 22). UMBC has not faced the Patriots since 2001 and the Colonials since 2004.

The lone home game in the five games is a Sept. 19 contest vs. Loyola (Md.). The Retrievers have another three-game homestand to follow, highlighted by the America East Conference opener vs. Vermont on Sat., Sept. 29.

Caringi’s squad follows the same pattern, with four of the nest five on the road, before concluding the regular season with back-to-back home games. UMBC welcomes Boston U. to Retriever Soccer Park in the lone afternoon home game of the season on Oct. 13. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. as part of UMBC’s Homecoming Festivities.

After facing defending league champion Stony Brook in New York on Fri., Oct. 19, the Retrievers close out the 18-game slate with home games vs. league rivals Hartford (Oct. 24) and Binghamton (Oct. 27).

The six-team America East Tournament begins with quarterfinal action on Sat., Nov. 3.

“The league is really strong this season.” Caringi added. “Stony Brook had a great team in 2011 and has a lot of returning players, as do many of the teams in the conference. Every program seems to be on the rise and I feel America East will be one of the better conferences in the country this year.”

2012 UMBC Men’s Soccer

August
Sat. 25 Radford 7:00 p.m.;
Thu. 30 VCU ! 7:00 p.m.

September
Sat. 1  Robert Morris ! 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 7 at Mount St. Mary’s TBA
Tue. 11 at Maryland 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 15 at George Mason 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 19 Loyola (Md.) 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 22 at George Washington 3:00 p.m.
Tue. 25 La Salle 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 29 Vermont* 7:00 p.m.

October
Tue. 2  Howard 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 6 at UNH* 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 10 at Albany* 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 13 Boston U. $ *3:00 p.m.
Tue. 16 at Navy 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 19 at Stony Brook* 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 24 Hartford*  7:00 p.m.
Sat. 27 Binghamton* 7:00 p.m.

November
Sat., 3 at America East Champs TBD
Wed. 9 at America East Semifinals TBD
Sat./Sun. 12/13 at AEC Championship Game TBD

! Holiday Inn Express BWI Classic  $ Homecoming, *2012 America East contest

Notes: UMBC celebrates its tenth season in America East…The Retrievers have earned three consecutive berths in the league championships for the first time in their league tenure… The Retrievers have not faced Radford since 2000, when the Highlanders were also the season opener… UMBC won that contest, 4-2, at home, but trail, 5-4-0, in the all-time series… UMBC owns more victories (22) vs. Mount St. Mary’s than any other foe and 13-0-1 vs. the Mountaineers since 1998… The Retrievers defeated Maryland, 2-0, in the last meeting in College Park in 2000… UMBC’s first win of the season will be the 400th in school history (45 previous seasons)

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