UMBC Soccer Tops Delaware 5-1

September 04, 2009 |

Annapolis, MD- Andrew Bulls is officially on fire right now.  He scored two of the teams five goal against the Fighting Blue Hens and even added an assist for a five point day.  Fifteen minutes into the game Bulls put UMBC on the board when he stole a bad pass by Delaware and caught the goalie out of positio for the easy score.  Fifteen minutes later he scored his second goal of the match when he converted a through ball by Levi Houapeu.  Bulls two goals sent UMBC into the half with a 2-0 lead.

Andrew Bulls

Andrew Bulls converts a loss ball in front of the goal for the score

With the 2-0 lead at the half UMBC still came out inspired.  Defender Chris Williams put UMBC up a commanding 3-0 with a header off of a perfectly placed penalty kick from Bulls.

The final two UMBC goals came from Andy Streilein, who transfered from Delaware after starting their as a freshman in 2008, and Houapeu.  Streilein stole a pass in front of the goal and made a defender miss with a nice juke move and he sent it in for the score.  Finally, Houapeu made it another three point game with a late goal off a long Dave Vaeth pass up the sideline.  Houapeu used his speed to get around the defense and he took it for the fifth UMBC goal.

In 75 minuts of play freshman Phil Saunders once again shined.  He recorded four saves and allowed no goals.  The lone Delaware goal came after the UMBC second team was in.  Jamal Molin was redcarded after retaliating to a player trying to pull him down and UMBC was forced to play a man down the rest of the game.  The goal was off a long pass to the left side (which Molin was supposed to play) and Courtney Hewitt got it past Miguel Calderon to end the shutout.