#AEMSOC Play Conference Play Winds Down
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - America East men's soccer league play nears its end as four more games take place this weekend. With just two games left for each team, much is left to be decided as only UMBC has clinched an America East Championship berth and just five points separates other six teams eligible for the championship. All four games will air on AmericaEast.TV.
Saturday, October 26
#7 UMBC (12-1-2, 3-0-2, 11 pts AE) at UMass Lowell (3-12-1, 1-3-1, 4 pts. AE) - 1 p.m.
- Seventh-ranked UMBC and UMass Lowell meet for the first time ever Saturday.
- Both teams are coming off ties. The Retrievers tied Binghamton 0-0 Saturday while the River Hawks played Vermont to a 1-1 tie.
- UMBC can clinch the league's regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the league championship with a win and a UNH loss or tie.
- The league's top two goal scorers will be featured Saturday as UMBC's Pete Caringi III leads the way with 10 and the River Hawks' Homero Morais is second in the league with seven.
- UNH, which sits in second place in the league standings and is still alive for the league regular-season crown, hosts Binghamton Saturday.
- UNH beat rival Dartmouth, 2-1 in overtime its last time out, while Binghamton tied UMBC, earning a point against the highest-ranked team to ever visit Vestal.
- UNH's 10 wins are its most since 2003.
- Binghamton can secure a tournament bid with a win and a Stony Brook loss to Vermont.
Vermont (8-3-4, 2-2-1, 9 pts. AE) at at Stony Brook (6-8-1, 1-3-1, 4 pts. AE) - 2 p.m.
- Both Vermont and Stony Brook will fight for championship positioning Saturday as the Catamounts enters the day tied for third in the league standings with Hartford and Albany and Stony Brook is just three points back in seventh.
- The Catamounts have been ranked regionally in the NSCAA Northeast Poll for eight straight weeks and are currently eighth in the latest poll.
- Stony Brook holds a 3-1-1 edge in the last five meetings.
Hartford (10-3-3, 2-2-1, 7 pts. AE) at Albany (4-9-3, 2-2-1, 7 pts. AE) - 7 p.m.
- Hartford and Albany face off in a battle of teams tied for third place in the league standings.
- Both teams posted one-goal wins last week as Hartford downed Stony Brook, 1-0, and Albany shocked UNH, 2-1 in double overtime.
- Hartford is ranked 7th in the NSCAA Northeast region.