UMBC soccer plays top-ranked Maryland to 1-1 draw

September 27, 2017 | WNST Staff


BALTIMORE – UMBC senior midfielder Gregg Hauck (Linthicum, Md./North County) scored the game-tying goal in the 59th minute and the host Retrievers held on for a 1-1 double overtime tie against the No. 1-ranked Maryland Terrapins.

The game was played before a record crowd of 3,766 at Retriever Soccer Park. The mark broke the previous record of 2,873 against Howard on August 28.

UMBC is now 5-2-2 on the campaign, while Maryland remains undefeated at 6-0-3. UMBC is now 1-0-2 in its last three meetings with Maryland.

“This was a great crowd tonight. I’m proud of the fans and the Baltimore soccer community for their support tonight,” head coach Pete Caringi said after the match.

After a scoreless first half, Maryland got on the board in the 55th minute, as Donovan Pines knocked in a cross after a corner kick. But less than five minutes later, Hauck netted his tenth career goal, redirecting a feed from senior midfielder Sammy Kahsai (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern).

“Can’t say enough about Gregg. He is one of if not the best in the air and he is the heart and soul of the team,” Carinigi said about Hauck.

Both teams had their chances late in regulation, but both goaltenders stood the task as the contest went to overtime.

In the extra session, the Terps had all the chances in the first ten minutes, but each time UMBC keeper Ciaran O’Loughlin (Birkenhead, England) made sprawling saves to keep the match tied. The final ten minutes saw the Retrievers with the run of play as Colin Weyant (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) ripped a shot that was saved, followed by Cormac Noel (Todmorden, England) that went just wide as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

O’Loughlin made seven saves for UMBC, while Dayne St. Clair captured five for the visitors. Maryland outshot UMBC 24-12, with Noel leading the Retrievers with five shots.