Bill Ziskin

Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 in OT at Colgate

UAlbany Sports Information   08-27-2018

Score: Colgate 2, UAlbany 1 (OT)

Location: Beyer-Small ’76 Field in Hamilton, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (1-1-0); Colgate (2-0-0)

Short Story: Colgate scores late hosting UAlbany to force overtime, and takes the game in sudden victory, 2-1.

Coach Gorman: "It's always gut-wrenching to lose in overtime and especially after giving up the late goal - but that's part of the highs and lows of a season. I do think we continued to grow and make progress tonight against a very good Colgate team that was in the Sweet Sixteen last year.  We'll keep learning as we prepare for Harvard on Friday night."

Key Stats

  • UAlbany outshot Colgate 12-10, including 7-3 in the first half
  • Colgate outshot UAlbany 3-0 in overtime
  • Colgate drew eight corner kicks
  • Graduate transfer and local product Gino Rossi scored his first goal as a Great Dane
  • Five of UAlbany’s last nine games have gone into overtime
  • Colgate entered the game ranked #25 in the Coaches' Poll

Recap

Coming off the program’s first season-opening victory since 2010, the University at Albany men’s soccer team visited two-time defending Patriot League champion Colgate for their first road game of the 2018 season.  After a scoreless first half, UAlbany broke through first with a goal in the 64th minute before Colgate scored late to force overtime and took the victory in the first of two sudden victory periods.

UAlbany held the attacking advantage through the first half, out-shooting the Raiders 7-3 over the first 45 minutes of play.  Following the halftime break, the game remained scoreless until graduate transfer defender Gino Rossi, who played high school at Schalmont before attending Virginia Tech, scored on a free kick attempt for his first career goal as a Great Dane.

As time wound down, Colgate was able to knot the game at one with a header goal from Aram Ouligian in the 89th minute to force overtime.

UAlbany’s last overtime game came in the First Round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Maryland.  The Great Danes and the Terrapins played to a scoreless tie through regulation and two overtime periods, leading to eight rounds of penalty kicks, after which UAlbany emerged victoriously.  It was the Danes’ second straight overtime game, following their double-overtime 2-1 victory at UMass Lowell in the 2017 America East title game.

In the Danes’ fourth game featuring overtime in their last seven dating back to last season, Colgate held the UAlbany offense without a shot, and took the victory in the 99th minute when Kentaro Morrison set up Ryan Krueger for a goal to end the game.

Next: UAlbany returns home for two straight games at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium this weekend.  First, the Danes will host Harvard on Friday, followed by a matchup with St. Bonaventure on Monday.

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