Bill Ziskin

Men's Soccer Falls 1-0 at Hartford

UAlbany Sports Information   09-29-2018

Score: Hartford 1, UAlbany 0

Location: Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium in West Hartford, Conn.

Records: UAlbany (3-7-0, 0-2-0); Hartford (1-6-4, 1-1-0)

Short Story: UAlbany men’s soccer dropped its fourth-straight game Saturday, falling 1-0 at Hartford to fall to 0-2 to start America East play.

Coach Gorman: “Unfortunately tonight took on a patter that’s become all too familiar.  We controlled play, generated chances, and played with great desire.  No one is happy to come out on the wrong side of games like these but all we can do is recover and prepare to give the same effort again.  If we do that something positive will happen.”

Key Stats

  • UAlbany outshot Hartford 7-0 in the second half, and 11-5 for the full game
  • Seven of UAlbany’s shots were on goal
  • Hartford drew three first-half corner kicks to UAlbany’s one
  • Hartford’s goalkeeper made seven saves, including five in the second half

Recap

The University at Albany men’s soccer team lost their fourth consecutive game on Saturday night, falling 1-0 at 2016 America East title game opponent Hartford.  UAlbany falls to 0-2 to start America East play with two more road games to go on their season-long four-game road trip.

Hartford broke through early, scoring the only goal of the game in the 14th minute.  Rasmus Karlsson scored from the six off a cross from Xahne Reid to put the Hawks up 1-0 for good.

Shots were even between the teams in the first half, with Hartford holding a narrow 5-4 advantage in the category.  In the second half, the Great Danes held the Hawks without a single shot while taking seven of their own.  Despite the pressure, UAlbany was unable to find the back of the net.

UAlbany’s final chance came in the 83rd minute when senior forward Nico Solabarrieta ripped off two quick shots in succession.  The first was saved by Hartford goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton and the second, 20 seconds later, trailed off wide of the mark.

Next: UAlbany’s road trip continues with a visit to New Hampshire in Friday, October 5.

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