UMBC Men’s Soccer Improves to 4-0 with 3-1 Win Over St. Francis (PA)

September 10, 2009 |

As good as Andrew Bulls was in 2008, and as high of expectations as he had coming into this season, nobody expected him to be as good as he has been in the early parts of this season.  In each of the last three games UMBC has played, Bulls scored two goals, and in the game before that streak began he registered on goal against Virginia Tech, making for at least one goal in four straight games.  Now the reigning National Player of the Week named by College Soccer News has scored seven goals in the first four games, one less than his season total in 2008, and four assists.

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Andrew Bulls scored two goals against St. Francis

It took ten minutes before UMBC got on the board, when Levi Houapeu streaked down the right side of the field before passing it to Bulls directly in front of the goal.  It looked as if UMBC was going to break open the scoring as they have been doing so, but St. Francis hunkered down and made UMBC miss capitalizing on scoring opportunities.

The game remained 1-0 until late in the game.  With just six minutes left in the game, Houapeu, who assisted all three UMBc goals during the game, broke away and took a shot at the goal.  While St. Francis’ goalie Darius Motazed blocked it, Bulls slide at the ball and got the ball in for his second score of the game.

Levi Houapeu

Levi Houapeu recorded all three assists in the game against St. Francis

It did not take very long for UMBC to get their third and final goal.  Just 29 seconds later, with the goalie out of the goal, Houapeu slide the ball to a wide open Milo Kapor, who blasted the ball to the top of the goal from 30 yards out.

Milo Kapor

Freshman Milo Kapor scored his first UMBC goal at 74:29

UMBC has yet to play a top of the line team, but one must be impressed with their scoring ability.  They are currently the highest scoring team in the nation and will take on local rival Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday at 2:30pm.