The men’s football team Retriever (5-1-1) tries to claim its first away win of the season when UMBC travels to Philadelphia to face a mean-spirited St. Joseph’s on Tuesday, September 20th. The game starts at 7:00 pm at Sweeney Field and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
- UMBC men’s football did the work at both ends of the field and blacked out the St. Peter’s, 3-0, in front of 1,064 fans at Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday night. juniors Alek Wroblewski and Hans Nesheim and senior Ryan Becher were the top scorers, while the senior goalkeeper Quantrell Jones won his 13th career loss.
- Jones is now tied for sixth on UMBC’s all-time shutdown list with Robbie Mamula (’93) and Andy Marchica (’06). He took his 24th career win, tying Steve King (’09) for fifth on the all-time wins list.
- UMBC received 9 votes (T-27 overall) in the September 13 United Soccer Coaches poll. The Retrievers were the No. 2 team in the Northeast Region survey, one place behind East American rival Vermont.
- Nationally, UMBC is fourth in goals scored (21), tied for sixth in goal difference (+14), tied for fourth in goals per game (3.0) and tenth in points per game (8.57) ,
- second year student Spencer Hanks is tied for 11th in the country with five goals scored, tied for 19th with 0.71 goals per game, and tied for 18th with 1.71 points per game. Hanks won a spot in the College football news’ Team of the Week for games ending September 4th.
- senior goalkeeper Quantrell Jones tied for fifth on UMBC’s all-time wins list with their 24th career win against the St. Peter’s.
- Calheira set a school record by scoring 10 seconds against St. Francis Brooklyn on September 2.
- America East Conference marked UMBC’s second year Spencer Hanks as Offensive Player of the Week on August 29. Hanks, who missed the entire 2021 season rehabilitating from ACL surgery, returned to the field and scored three goals and provided an assist in the Retrievers’ 8–2 victory over Fairfield on August 26.
- senior midfielder Ryan Becher reached plateaus of 15 goals and 40 points (16g, 13a, 45 pts.).
- head coach Pete Caringi, Jr. enters his 32nd season at the helm of the Retrievers. The 2014 NSCAA National Coach of the Year has now recorded a 315-199-80 record in his tenure at Hilltop Circle. He is assisted by the Associate Head Coach Anthony AdamsUMBC, ’97, who spent the previous 25 years on the sidelines of Coach Caringi, after four years (1992-95) competing under the Retriever mentors. Pete Caringi III enters year #9 on the team and volunteer assistant coach Sam De Bone is starting his 24th year in his role.
A LOOK AT THE FALLOWS
- The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are 0-2-4 so far this season but recently drew 1-1 for 17th in Dayton. Graduate student Garrett Lyons tied the game in the 54′ with an assist from junior midfielder Ariel Hadar.
- Lyons lead the team with three points this season, including a goal and an assist.
- The Hawks have just three goals this season, but have conceded just six.
THE SERIES OF ALL TIMES
- UMBC has a 7-5-0 series lead, but the Hawks won the last meeting, 2-1, at Retriever Soccer Park in the spring of 2020. Taylor Calheira scored in the 81st minute to cut the Hawks’ lead in half, but the hosts didn’t get a result.
- UMBC’s last competition in St. Joseph’s took place in 1991. UMBC won that match 2-1 and won two of the three all-time meetings in Philadelphia.
The Retrievers open the East America competition by hosting UAlbany on Saturday, September 24 at 7pm.