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Men's Soccer Defeats Vermont 1-0

UAlbany Sports Information   10-07-2017

Score: UAlbany 1, Vermont 0

Location: Virtue Field in Burlington, Vt.

Records: UAlbany (9-2-0, 2-0-0 AE); Vermont (6-6-0, 1-1-0 AE)

Short Story: Kaz Boschen scored the lone goal of the game to give UAlbany its fourth consecutive road win and sixth consecutive victory overall.

Key Stats

  • Vermont outshot UAlbany 14-7 for the game, but UAlbany put five of its seven shots on target
  • UAlbany shut out Vermont for the fourth consecutive game
  • Danny Vitiello recorded a season-high eight saves

Key Play

  • Kaz Boschen scored in the minute to break the scoreless tie with the only goal of the game

Recap

Returning to conference play, the University at Albany men’s soccer team won its sixth consecutive game Saturday, and fourth consecutive on the road, in a 1-0 affair at Vermont.  Kaz Boschen scored the only goal of the game, his second of the season.

Vermont got off seven shots in the first half to UAlbany’s two, but neither team was able to find the back of the net.  UAlbany drew two corner kicks through the first 45 minutes to Vermont’s zero.

The game remained scoreless until the 83rd minute when redshirt-senior Kaz Boschen one-touched a loose ball in the Vermont box into the back of the net.  Boschen’s second goal of the season put UAlbany ahead for good, 1-0.

Vermont outshot UAlbany 7-5 in the second half and 14-7 for the entire game.  However, UAlbany was able to put five of its shots on goal compared to Vermont’s eight.  UAlbany goalkeeper Danny Vitiello recorded a season-high eight saves, including five in the second half, to earn his fourth shutout of the season.

In each of their last four meetings dating back to the regular season matchup in 2015, UAlbany has held Vermont to zero goals, outscoring the Catamounts by a combined score of 10-0.

After falling in their first two road games this season by a total of two goals, UAlbany has now won its last four by a total of five.  The Great Danes now have five shutouts on the season, and have outscored opponents 11-3 during their current six-game winning streak.

Next: UAlbany returns home to host New Hampshire on Wednesday, October 11.



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