UMBC Soccer Drops Second Conference Match to New Hampshire, 2-0

October 10, 2009 |

Simply put- UMBC was outplayed today against the wildcats.  New Hampshire came into the game 4-5-1 but like Vermont, was much better than there record suggested.  In their last game they downed nationally ranked #15 Boston U, 2-1, in Boston and now they came back to beat #23 UMBC, 2-0.

For the first time this season UMBC was shut out of a game.  While the had their chances early they did not execute well and came up empty.  With the game knotted up at the half, New Hampshire came out much more energized than the Retrievers and they cashed in two goals.  In the 61st minute Chris Banks netted his fourth goal of the season off a Jordon Thomas takeaway, shooting it into the far right corner.  Then just nine minute later Charlie Roche received an over the top pass from George Dylan and beat freshman Phil Saunders on a one-on-one situation to the lower left corner.

With the loss UMBC is 10-2, but more importantly 1-2 in the conference.  Those nine early wins don’t mean much right now because they have to get into the conference tournament before doing anything, and right now they are fighting for their life to get their.