Short Story: The UAlbany men’s soccer team earned a scoreless, double-overtime tie at Stony Brook Saturday night.
Stony Brook outshot UAlbany 6-4 in the first half
Three yellow cards were assessed in the first half
UAlbany outshot Stony Brook 9-3 in the second half
Both teams combined for six shots on goal
UAlbany earned nine corner kicks to Stony Brook’s two
With four minutes remaining in regulation, Danny Vitiello made a charging save to preserve the scoreless tie
Playing the first of two road games to close the 2017 regular season, the University at Albany men’s soccer team played host Stony Brook to a scoreless, double-overtime tie Sunday night. It was the Great Danes’ second overtime game and first tie of the season.
UAlbany was outshot narrowly 6-4 in a contentious first half that saw three yellow cards assessed to players. The Great Dane attack increased the intensity in the second half, outshooting the Seawolves by a margin of 9-3. Even so, the Danes were unable to find the back of the net.
With four minutes remaining in regulation, UAlbany goalkeeper Danny Vitiello made a charging save on his right side that prevented Stony Brook from taking a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Daniel Krutzen ripped an open shot right at the Stony Brook keeper in one of the Danes’ most promising scoring opportunities of the evening.
Regulation and overtime passed without a score. For the game, UAlbany outshot Stony Brook 14-11, with four shots on goal compared to Stony Brook’s two. UAlbany also earned nine corner kicks to Stony Brook’s two. A total of five yellow cards were handed out over the course of the 110 minutes of gameplay.
The Great Danes snapped a six-game losing streak against the Seawolves, who had won each of the last two games 2-1 in overtime.
Next: UAlbany will close the regular season on the road at Binghamton on Wednesday, November 1.