Army scored three goals in the final 22 minutes, including the game-winner in the 89th
UAlbany outshot Army West Point 8-7, including 3-0 in the first half
Five of Army West Point’s seven shots were on target
Coach Bochette: “For me, tonight was a good indiator that our team is still in search of our true identity. We controlled the game well for 70 minutes to build a 2-0 lead, but our response to Army’s resolute pushback clearly wasn’t quite what it needed to be. This is all part of the learning process, however, and there are many lessons, both positive and negative, that we will take away from this performance. Full credit to Army for turning the game on its head and for having the quality and work rate to pull back three goals in less than 25 minutes.”
The University at Albany women’s soccer team dropped its third-straight game to open the 2019 season Thursday, falling 3-2 at Army West Point.
Jas. Colbert put UAlbany up 2-0 after halftime after once again connecting with Cernuto as well as twin sister Jada in the 66th minute.
Army West Point responded quickly, cutting the lead in half in the 68th minute when Elise Urkov slipped a shot past UAlbany goalkeeper Andrea Leitner. Urkov scored again to tie the game at two in the 79th.
With regulation winding down, the Black Knights’ Alyssa Carfagno scored in the 89th to put Army West Point up 3-2. In the final seconds, Black Knights goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia reeled in a shot deep in the box that would have forced overtime.
Up next: UAlbany hosts Central Connecticut State on Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. in the 2019 home opener.