UMBC Men’s Soccer Advances in NCAA Tournament

15870081835_9dd8a55cf7_zThis fall marks a historic year for the UMBC men’s soccer team as they advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. After winning their third America East title, the Retrievers defeated Wake Forest and College Park in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.

The win against College Park at the time marked the furthest a UMBC Division I team had advanced in a national tournament, until the team again emerged victorious in the next round. On Sunday, UMBC men’s soccer bested the University of Louisville in the third NCAA round to make the quarterfinals.

UMBC has been undefeated in its last nine games and will play the Creighton Blue Jays on December 5 at 8 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska.

“I just think this is a team of destiny,” Coach Pete Caringi told The Baltimore Sun. “…To beat Wake on the road, to beat Maryland on the road and to beat Louisville on the road is quite an accomplishment, but we don’t feel like we are done.”

Read coverage of the NCAA tournament below. Visit to see video highlights and find out details about UMBC vs Crestleigh.UMBC vs. Wake Forest:
UMBC beats Wake in PKs, gets Terps next
(Baltimore Sun)

UMBC vs. College Park
NCAA: UMBC stuns Maryland, while Virginia teams and Georgetown advance (Washington Post)
UMBC upsets Maryland, 1-0, to advance in NCAA men’s soccer tournament (Baltimore Sun)

UMBC vs. University of Louisville
UMBC advances to Elite Eight with 1-0 win over Louisville in men’s soccer (Baltimore Sun)
UMBC, the ACC giant slayer, strikes again (Soccer America)
U of L soccer falls to UMBC in third round (The Courier-Journal)