UAlbany Women's Soccer Shuts Out Vermont 1-0 for Key Road Win
Women’s Soccer Score: UAlbany 1, Vermont 0
Location: Burlington, Vt. – Virtue Field
Records: UAlbany (4-10-1, 2-3-1 AE), Vermont (6-6-2, 2-2-1 AE)
Short Story: The UAlbany women’s soccer team picked up a big conference road victory on Thursday night, shutting out Vermont 1-0.
- UAlbany: Gina Bracamonte had three shots, including both of UAlbany’s shot on goal, scoring unassisted in the 27th minute. Andrea Leitner earned the shutout victory in goal with six saves, including five in the second half.
- Vermont: Three players each had two shots with one shot on goal. Coco Speckmaier had the loss in goal with one save.
- UAlbany was outshot 13-8 by Vermont but had seven corner kicks to UVM’s four.
- 27’ UAlbany goal – Gina Bracamonte fires from 20 yards out on a line drive shot, scoring inside the left post.
Quote: “This was an enormous three points to earn tonight. I’m thrilled at the spirit, energy and doggedness that we displayed tonight. We thought of this game as a must-win, and the team responded to the pressure in brilliant fashion. There is still a lot of work ahead of us, however, and we look forward to another important match on Saturday.” – UAlbany head coach Nick Bochette
“Tonight’s game was a full team effort, everyone gave it their all and we got the result we needed.” – UAlbany freshman goalkeeper Andrea Leitner
Play dominated in the midfield to begin the match, with each side having one shot on goal in the opening 23 minutes. Bracamonte broke the stalemate in the 27th minute, turning and shooting a line drive from 20 yards out for a goal inside the left post. UAlbany held against a pair of corners six minutes later, with Caroline Kopp and Claire Urquhart heading balls away to prevent shots. Bracamonte went one more time for the cage, missing wide as UAlbany led 1-0 at the half.
UAlbany had the first chance in the second half as Sophia Eifler sent a cleared corner kick high above the crossbar. Vermont started to press in the 69th minute, as Leitner held on saves from headers off corners. Leitner continued to knock down crosses, then saved a shot in the 79th minute. UAlbany’s offense relieved some pressure with a pair of shots in the 86th and 87th minutes. Vermont had one last gasp with a shot from Sydney Cammeyer in the 88th minute, with Leitner making another save. UAlbany took the 1-0 victory.
UAlbany comes back home for Senior Day on Sunday, October 15th at 1 p.m. vs. Maine at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.