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Men’s Soccer vs. Stony Brook Preview (America East Conference Finals)

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Men’s Soccer Falls to Hartford, 3-0

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Hartford, Ct.–Needing to win both of their remaining games to clinch a first round bye in the America East Conference Tournament, the UMBC soccer team did not come out and play a good game of soccer. On a rainy and windy senior day against the Hartford Hawks, UMBC was out played in every facet of the game and are out of contention for the second seed in the six team tournament.

Hartford got things going early with a goal in the 15th minute when Patrick Boucher took a very sharp shot that his the far right post and bounced in past Saunders.

Twenty-five minutes later the Hawks struck again when Vernon Perinchief blasted in a shot from outside the box off a corner kick.

After being down 2-0 at the half UMBC Pete Caringi made a lineup change to the lineup, switching from the 3-4-3 in hopes to get more offense, but it did not help. UMBC managed just three shots in the game (none on goal) and gave up a third goal in the 72nd minute when Ivan Guarin took a quick shot on a free kick to put Hartford up 3-0 with very little time left.

With the loss UMBC can still host a tournament game but will have to beat Binghamton on the road on Saturday.

Written by Corey Johns

October 29, 2009 at 3:03 am

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Bulls Scores Two Goals in 2-1 Win in Scrimmage aganst George Mason

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If UMBC plays anything like they have in the preseason scrimmages and spring ball they will be more than just a surprise, they can make a serious run at a championship. George Mason is a very good team. They 14-7-2 last year and made their way to the third round of the NCAA tournament only to lose to the soon to be national champions Maryland. This year they were unanimously picked to repeat as CAA champs after returning the majority of the players from last year and they are ranked No. 29 in the preseason polls. While it was a scrimmage, UMBC played much better technically than their last scrimmage, and that was without the rock in the middle of the field, Sean Rothe, who was kept off the field with a minor knee injury that Pete Caringi did not want to risk getting worse.

Andy Streilein got the start in his place and looked very good once again. He is very quick and very aggressive and will take shots for UMBC. He looks like he’s going to be a solid option off the bench for UMBC.

Andy Streilein started in place of the injured Sean Rothe and locked up a spot in the rotation off the bench.

Andy Streilein started in place of the injured Sean Rothe and locked up a spot in the rotation off the bench.

In goal Phil Saunders got his turn to show the staff what he can do. Saunders actually played very well. The goal he gave up was off a free kick from the 15 and the success rate of blocking that is slim-to-none.  He had some great saves as well and really looked impressive.  Personally I think the job is Miguel Calderon’s.  Saunders looked very good and he has a ton of potential but I think at least for the opening game against Virginia Tech Caringi will go with experience.  Then again he could try and get Saunders some early licks and tested against good teams.  Either way the job is completely up in the air and nobody will know who the starter will be until that first game comes.

Phil Saunders is battling Miguel Calderon for the starting goal keeper position

Phil Saunders is battling Miguel Calderon for the starting goal keeper position

On the offensive end, both of UMBC’s goals came from Andrew Bulls, who now has four goals in the two preseason scrimmaged.  In the spring Bulls netted eight goals and as expected, looks like he will be an absolute force at forward for UMBC.  sophomore’s rarely are considered for striker of the year, but with Cameron Keith out at Binghamton, it should be a good battle between Bulls, Hartofrd Carlos Villa, and Albany’s Claudio Dantas.  Bulls had the chance to score three.  His first attempt was just wide right but he came back aggressive.  He scored off a break away in the first half and in the second half off a free kick.  Caringi designed a perfect play that had three players run to fake the defenders, and Bulls just took a shot as the defensive wall openned up and he put a rocket kick in the back of the goal.

Andrew Bulls has scored four goals in two scrimmages.

Andrew Bulls has scored four goals in two scrimmages.

Defensively the team looked much better.  Liam Paddock really redeamed himself and had a phenomenal game, which naturally Chris Williams and Vince Savarese were lock down.  Joe Green may be moved to the bench though.  He was not overly impressive but it is ore to do with Jason McCarron having a great second half.  McCarron has really impressed the coaches this summer and very well may have pushed his way into the starting lineup.  Mike Gutowski however has missed his shot.  He played well in the last scrimmage but he has not been showing it in practice.  He did not get any time in the scrimmage against George Mason and may have put himself back on the bench fighting for minutes.

Overall it was a great showing for UMBC.  They played a lot of players and looked very good against a good team.  They definitely outplayed George Mason for the majority of the game, especially in the first half and really look like a sleeper in the America East Conference.

Men’s Soccer vs. Binghamton- The Break Downs

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UMBC- 5-6-2 (0-3-1)-     4-2-0 at home

Binghamont- 8-3-3 (2-1-0)-     2-2-2 away

Key Win:

UMBC- Mount St. Mary’s 2-1

Binghamton- Vermont 1-0

Key Loss:

UMBC- Hartford 2-0

Binghamton- Boston U 2-0

The Streak:


Binghamton- 2W


Binghamton has dominated UMBC in the past going 5-1-1 and have yet to lose in Maryland.  UMBC’s only win happened two years ago at Binghamton in a 1-0 overtime game.

Last Game

UMBC- 5-4 Loss @ Albany

Binghamton- 1-0 Win vs. Vermont

The Stat Line

                                    UMBC                   Binghamton

Goals Scored                  18                              15

Goals Allowed                19                               8

Total Points                   54                              45

Shot %                         .115                           .116

Opp Shot %                  .100                            .59

Corners/Opp Corners   55/54                       52/66

Saves                            61                               66

Men of the Match


  • Andrew Bulls- 7 goals, 2 Assists, 16 points, .194 Shot %
  • Dan Bulls- 2 goals, 2 assists, 6 points, .143 Shot %
  • John Paul Waraksa- 3 goals, 6 points, 6 shots, .500 Shot %
  • Steve King- 1250:14 minutes, 61 Saves, 19 GA, 4 shutouts


  • Cameron Keith- 5 goals, 1 assists, 9 points, .160 Shot %
  • Andy Tiedt- 2 goals, 2 assists, 6 points, .100 Shot %
  • Justin Leskow- 2 goals, 2 assists, 6 points, .125 Shot %
  • Jason Stenta- 1230.00 Minutes, 66 Saves, 8 GA, 7 Shutouts

The Coaches

UMBC- Pete Caringi- 18 seasons- 185-118-36 (.545)

Binghamton- Paul Marco- 7 seasons- 72-41-29 (.500)

The Neat-o-Stat

UMBC- Allows the most goals (5) in a decade against Albany on Sunday, That game was also the first time ever a UMBC lost after scoring four goals.

Binghamton- Binghamton has scored just 3 goal in 9 losses the last 2 seasons

Written by Corey Johns

October 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia Tech Preview

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The men’s soccer team will be going on the road to look for their first win and goal in three games.  Virginia Tech has been struggling this season but they were in the final four last year and play top ranked ACC schools.  But just because Virginia Tech is in a big time conference doesn’t mean UMBC is completely outmatched because the America East if the seventh best conference in the country, so they can compete but realistically I don’t know if they can win.  The only thins is I don’t see UMBC losing three straight and Caringi is a great coach and any time Steve King is in the goal UMBC has a chance to win, so maybe.

The Hokies are lead by Emmanuel Akogyerm who had five goals and qq points.  The offense is very balanced on the offense tho as seven other players have score this season.  In goal Virginia Tech has been tossing up time between three goalies but the last two games were started by Thomas St. Germain who is 1-1 with the teams only shutout.  He leads the three goalies with a 3.60 dave percentage and has given up nine goals with 15 saves.

This is a game that can make UMBC’s season but won’t break it.  It doesn’t matter if UMBC win the game because it doens’t count towards the conference and basically has no outcome on the season, but if they win it could boost confidence because they beat on of the top four teams in the nation from last year, and they score a much needed goal, and if they score a goal then the team might losen up and start playing much better for the game that counts on Saturday- Albany.

Written by Corey Johns

October 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm