Homecoming Guest Men's Soccer Plays New Hampshire to Scoreless Draw
Durham, N.H.—The UMBC men's soccer team (5-3-2, 0-0-2 America East) extended its unbeaten streak to a season-high three games, as they battled host New Hampshire (5-2-3, 0-1-1) to a 0-0 scoreless draw in two overtime periods to conclude UNH's Homecoming festivities.
In 2003, the Retrievers opened their first season of America East play with back-to-back draws en route to a strong 5-1-3 conference record.
Junior goalkeeper Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del./Concord/U. Virginia) recorded five saves to post his first shutout in a UMBC uniform. The match was the Retrievers' first clean sheet since blanking Wofford, 2-0, on Sept. 4.
UMBC came on strong in the final 20 minutes, outshooting the hosts, 5-2, in the overtime sessions. UNH outshot UMBC, 12-9, for the game.
The Retrievers had several good chances in extra time. Freshman forward Pete Caringi III (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) had a header in the 98th minute which UNH netminder Colin O'Donnell got a piece of and the ball hit the post. Earlier in the stanza, Caringi also was the recipient of a through pass from senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) and appeared to be taken down in the box, but no foul was whistled.
Houapeu also had a semi break-away in the 105th minute and absorbed a lot of contact in the box before his shot was saved by O'Donnell.
The Retrievers head right back to the road in America East play, competing at Albany on Wednesday afternoon.