Location: Quinnipiac Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium in Hamden, Conn.
Records: UAlbany (3-4-0); Quinnipiac (1-4-1)
Short Story: UAlbany men’s soccer closes out its first long road trip of the season with an overtime loss at Quinnipiac.
Coach Gorman: "We’re disappointed to lose a game we fought so hard in. We feel like we let it get away from us. We had plenty of chances and created the looks we wanted, but we can’t dwell on today and instead have to run all our attention to Stony Brook on Friday night.”
UAlbany outshot Quinnipiac 7-4 in the first half, and 11-9 for the game
Quinnipiac outshot UAlbany 4-2 in the second half
UAlbany drew four corner kicks to Quinnipiac’s two
Playing its third straight game on the road, the University at Albany men’s soccer team fell in overtime 2-1 to host Quinnipiac on Saturday. The loss drops UAlbany to 3-4-0 on the season entering America East play next week.
UAlbany applied pressure offensively early, with Carlos Clark getting off a shot 40 seconds into the match to give Quinnipiac’s goalkeeper, Jared Mazzola, an immediate test. The Bobcats took their first shot in the seventh minute, which landed wide off target.
Quinnipiac scored first, in the 45th minute right before halftime, when Matthew Taylor set up Romain Daniellou to find the back of the net. UAlbany went scoreless in the first half for the fourth time this season.
UAlbany got on the board in the 60th minute, tying the game at one when Reid Conde set up Nico Solabarrieta. Solabarrieta now has 53 career points at UAlbany and moves into sole possession of second place in program history behind teammate Afonso Pinheiro, with 91 points. Solabarrieta was tied at 51 with Jarvin Skeet (1999-2001).
Neither team scored for the remainder of regulation, and UAlbany found itself in its third overtime game of the season. In overtime, UAlbany surrendered the game-winning goal to Quinnipiac in the 100th minute. It was the second goal UAlbany has given up in the 98th minute or later this season.
Next: UAlbany returns home for the first time in 18 days to host Stony Brook on Friday, September 21 for the America East opener.