Comeback Attempt on Paltsios Goal Falls Short, Great Danes Defeated 3-1 by UMBC
BALTIMORE – A Caitlyn Paltsios goal scored in the 81st minute nearly spurred a UAlbany comeback, but the Great Danes fell to UMBC 3-1 to finish the road trip.
UAlbany (1-10-1, 0-2-1 AE) successfully defended against three shots and a pair of corner before Lizzie Bamber got off a shot in the 12th minute, but keeper Lauren Kadet made the save.
The fourth UMBC (7-4-2, 2-1 AE) shot saw Meg Kowalski take a ball off a defender and put it into the right side of the box past Alana Brennan for a 1-0 home team lead.
Brennan kept defending in goal, making six saves through the first half. Allison Carhart made a couple of shots in the waning minutes of the half, but both were blocked. UAlbany trailed 1-0 at the break.
Out of the gate in the second half, Alexa Quaranta hit an arch shot over Brennan’s head into the 47th minute to push UMBC up 2-0.
Coach Caitlin Colfer used an array of substitutions before the 60th minute to try to change things up. UAlbany attacked the left side of the net with a Helena Olafsdottir shot in the 61st minute and an Alexa Schneider shot in the 64th, but neither turned into goals.
After Paltsios missed a shot above the goal in the previous minute, into minute 81 she took a deflection and kicked the ball into the net, putting UAlbany within striking distance at 2-1.
The other way, UMBC earned a free kick after a UAlbany foul. Amira Walcott pocketed the free kick into the bottom right to put the lead back at two 3-1.
Paltsios earned her second goal of the year with the score. Carhart led the team with three shots. Brennan made eight saves in goal.
For UMBC, Quaranta shot the ball 10 times, ending with a goal. The victory went to Kadet, who had five saves.
UAlbany returns home to take on in-state rival Binghamton at Bob Ford Field on Thursday, October 10th at 7 p.m.