Men's Soccer Faces Host Navy in Non-Conference Finale on Tuesday Evening

Men's Soccer Faces Host Navy in Non-Conference Finale on Tuesday Evening

The UMBC Retrievers' (6-4-3, 2-0-1 America East) men's soccer squad plays its final non-conference game of the season when the Retrievers travel to Annapolis to take on Navy (8-4-2, 4-1-0 Patriot) at the Glenn Warner Soccer Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Live streaming and stats are also available via the links on and you can also follow all the action via UMBC Front Row, the Retrievers' mobile app.


SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS:  Kay Banjo's goal with 2:57 remaining in regulation gave the visiting Retrievers a well-earned 1-1 double-overtime draw with Albany at Bob Ford Field. The Retrievers are now unbeaten in four consecutive games.


Moreover, UMBC is now unbeaten in its last 15 America East regular season contests (13-0-2) and is unbeaten versus its last 19 league foes (include playoffs).


Banjo (6 goals, 5 assists) leads the America East Conference in total points (1.42), goals (0.50) and assists (0.42) per game. He is tied for 32nd in the nation in assists per outing and 34th in total assists. SR M Geaton Caltabiano has four goals, while SR M Mamadou Kansaye has three goals and three helpers.


SCOUTING THE MIDSHIPMEN: Junior forward Jamie Dubyoski scored the game-winning goal in the 65th minute to lead Navy to a 1-0 win over visiting Bucknell on Saturday evening at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Navy has now posted four straight shutout victories over conference opponents and is unbeaten in five straight contests overall. Junior goalkeeper Jackson Morgan matched his career-high of seven saves to earn his fourth straight shutout and his fifth of the season.


Dubyoski leads a balanced Navy attack with six goals and four assists.


The Mids have two wins over ranked teams in 2014. They defeated No. 10 Maryland, 2-1, on Sept. 8 and blanked Patriot League foe American, 2-0, on Oct. 8.


Navy has scored 23 goals in 2014 and allowed only 11. They are 6-1-1 in Annapolis.


Despite the quality of both teams, UMBC (0-2-3) and Navy (0-2-2) are both winless in nine total overtime games in 2014.


INSIDE THE SERIES: After compiling a five-game winless streak versus Navy, UMBC has won two straight in the series. USNA still leads the all-time series, 16-5-4 and is 5-2-1 versus the Retrievers in Annapolis since 1986 (UMBC Division I era).

Jordan Becker's unlikely goal with 7:57 remaining in the second overtime period gave the host Retrievers a 3-2 victory over the Midshipmen in the last meeting on Sept. 17, 2013 at Retriever Soccer Park.

Becker received a cross-field pass and penetrated  fairly deep toward the left corner, before driving a ball towards the back post. Navy netminder Aaron Dupere leaped, but the perfectly struck ball just eluded him and curled into the right side netting.

Caltabiano led UMBC with a goal and an assist in the game and Marquez Fernandez also hit the nets.

In the last meeting in Annapolis, UMBC was credited with an own goal in the 82' as the Retrievers rallied to defeat USNA, 2-1.  

NEXT UP:  UMBC returns to America East action as they travel to Durham, N.H. to take on New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 25. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.