We Are the Champions

Whether it was students chanting “Double Zero, You’re my Hero” each time goal keeper Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Delaware/Concord) made a save, bowing down to America East Striker of the Year Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Maryland/ Watkins Mill) or the lone fan running up and down the sideline trying to get the whole crowd to do the wave, one thing is for sure: the place to be Saturday afternoon was at the Men’s Soccer America East Championship game versus the University of New Hampshire.  After 110 minutes of play, the champion was to be decided by Penalty Kicks.  As all of the students who were scattered throughout the stands moved down to the end of the field where the PKs would take place, the UNH players would have to deal with the chanting of the UMBC students.  In the end, the “Big Dawgs” came out victorious completing 5 shots while the Wildcats only were able to put 4 balls in the back of the net.  The next thing I knew, the field was swarmed with UMBC students celebrating the win along side their roommates, friends, classmates, and peers.  Today at 4:00 the team will find out who they will be playing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.