Men’s Soccer Falls to UMBC in Overtime

Justin Lockhart, Sports Editor

With a current 1-8-4 record, the University of Hartford men’s soccer team has had a difficult season. The Hawks are currently last in the America East Standings, behind American East rivals Albany and Binghamton.

On Oct 13, the Hawks went up against the UMBC Golden Retrievers. The match was incredibly defensive in regulation, with both teams unable to convert on multiple chances. Hartford goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton recorded four large saves in the first 90 minutes, to keep the game scoreless. However, just four minutes into overtime, UMBC’s Cesare Marconi was finally able to capitalize on a shot on goal to give the Retrievers the match victory. The retrievers held an advantage in shots, with 14 of their own (five on goal), comparing to the Hawks’ eight (one on goal). UMBC also held an advantage in corner kicks, with six of their own, versus Hartford’s two.

The Hawks travel home to play the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 20.