Men’s soccer kicks off against Hofstra on Tuesday night
BALTIMORE –UMBC (3-0-1) has played just 26 minutes of football since September 3 as they hit the road for the second time this season, taking on the Hofstra Pride (3-1-1) at Hofstra Soccer Stadium on Tuesday, September 12.
Opening time is set for 7:00pm and streaming is available on FloSports ($).
- The non-conference men’s soccer game between UMBC and Fordham was stopped in the 26th minute, as a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by multiple lightning strikes, was seen in the sky in the vicinity of Retriever Soccer Park on Friday, September 8. A no contest was declared.
- UMBC won the UMBC-Navy Classic with a pair of shutout victories over Labor Day weekend. They beat Liberty 3-0 on September 1, then rolled past Howard 2-0 on September 3.
- straight ahead Alec Vroblovsky And san place He scored within ten minutes midway through the second half and the UMBC defense limited HU to six shots. Junior midfielder Ty Stroud He had two assists on both goals.
- San, who scored a goal in each match, was named Player of the Tournament. Wroblewski, seniors Taylor Calhera (1g, 1a vs. Liberty) and Will Furby (1g vs. Liberty) and sophomore defenseman Lassi kelp He also made the championship team.
- Calheira leads the team with four goals and one assist through four games. He is tied for eighth in the nation in goals per game and now has 26 in his career.
- The Retrievers are ranked third in the Northeast Region (United Football Coaches, games through Sept. 5), behind America East rivals Vermont and New Hampshire.
- The Retrievers are ranked 10th nationally with an average of 2.50 goals per game at the start of the game. They have scored at least one goal in 12 straight games, dating back to 2022.
A quick look at the pride
- Defending CAA champion Hofstra is 3-1-1 and undefeated in their last three games (2-0-1).
- After a four-goal outburst in a 4-2 win over Providence on Sept. 1, HU defeated Penn, 1-0 and just tied against Stony Brook, 1-1, in CAA’s opener on Sept. 9.
- Senior forward Ryan Carmichael leads the Pride with three goals and two assists, including a goal in the 19th minute in a tie against the Seawolves.
- The defense was solid against senior goaltender Wessel Spiel, who has a pair of shutouts and faced just under 11 shots per game.
Series all the time
- This will be the fourth meeting between UMBC and Hofstra as the Pride leads the series 3-1-0.
- The last match occurred in 2019 with the visiting Pride winning 1-0 at Retriever Soccer Park.
- This is UMBC’s second visit to Hofstra, where they lost in the series’ debut, 2-1, in 1990, before notching their only win, 5-1, at UMBC Stadium the following year.
- UMBC returns home to face Cornell in its first game. The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM and the broadcast will be broadcast on ESPN+.