Men's Soccer Stunned By Late La Salle Goal, Fall to Explorers, 2-1
Philadelphia, Pa.- La Salle's Rob Frisky scored with 13 seconds remaining as the host Explorers stunned UMBC, 2-1 at McCarthy Stadium.
UMBC, which fell behind for the fifth consecutive game, tied the game in spectacular fashion with 3:34 remaining in the second half. Junior midfielder Milo Kapor (Toronto, Ont.) sent a through ball ahead to a cutting Kingsley Onwuka (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood/CCBC-Essex), who buried the shot from 10 yards away.
But the Explorers were not to be denied, as they took a throw-in in UMBC territory with less than 30 seconds to play. La Salle's Ryan Sepe gained control of the ball on the left side end line and cut a ball back into the box, where a charging Frisky redirected it inside the near post.
UMBC (3-3-2) was playing its third consecutive road game in seven days and fell to 0-2-0 on turf in 2011. The Retrievers are 1-3-1 in their last five outings. La Salle improved to 2-6-1.
Each team was credited with nine shots apiece in the first half, but neither team could get on the board. La Salle's Jason Plumhoff opened the scoring for the hosts in the 64th minute, getting behind the right side of the Retriever defense and beating Retriever netminder Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del.) with a shot inside the far post.
UMBC was credited with 26 shots, while La Salle registered 20. For the fourth time this season, Louisignau was credited with a career-high nine saves. Explorer netminder John McCarthy was credited with 13 stops for the hosts.
Onwuka scored for the second consecutive game, while Kapor captured the team lead with three assists.
The Retrievers open America East Conference play on Satuday, Oct. 1 when they entertain Albany at Retriever Soccer Park. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.