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Caringi III leads UMBC to first victory of season with pair of goals

Junior forward Pete Caringi III scored both of UMBC’s goals to give them their first victory of the year. Through three games Caringi has scored every one of the Retriever’s goals.

The UMBC men’s soccer team earned their first victory of the season when they beat Robert Morris 2-0, to remain undefeated at 1-0-2.

Junior forward Pete Caringi III score two goals in the 2-1 victory over the Colonials. He has scored all three of the team’s scores this season. In the 17th minute Caringi showed why he is so feared in the air when he scored off a head ball from eight yards out following a corner kick taken by senior midfielder Milo Kapor.

Then, in the 24th minute those two hooked up again for another goal. Kapor kept a ball inside the endline near the Colonial goal and was able to cut to the left to get in the box. He slid the ball across the turf to Caringi, who skipped it right past the Colonia goalkeeper.

“I think it all started with our give-and-go play at the top,” Caringi III said. “The cornerkick started that and our runs were good there and that’s where my first goal came from and the second one came from really the same thing, it was a give-and-go out wide, I made my run in, then I took the shot, it deflected a little bit and went in. We defended from there and we got the win.

UMBC was outshot by the Colonial 19-10 in their match and 6-5 on goal but junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders came up with five saves in the game while the defense, which has been playing without senior captain Liam Paddock in the center of their back line because of injury, generally forced the Colonials to take bad shots that were off target. Robert Morris only mad four corner kicks in the game while UMBC had seven despite dominating possession in the second half.

“I’m proud of how we’ve been playing,” said Head Coach Pete Caringi Jr. “We’re playing with a very young team…In our case we’re looking for guys who are coming back into form. Liam will come back and give us some leadership, he’s the captain and it is never good to have your captain constantly on the sideline. We only have three seniors, two of them are out on the field and it is just a different atmosphere that we have had in the past.”

Miro Cabrilo scored for the Colonials in the 88th minute when he ripped a shot from 20-yards out into the far right corner. Saunders stretched out but was unable to get to the hard-hit ball to make a stop.

The Retrievers were able to hold onto the lead despite allowing the late goal to earn their first victory of the year. Robert Morris falls to 0-3-1.

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