Men’s Soccer Battles to Scoreless First Half, Falls 3-0 to Cal State Northridge



NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – The University at Albany men’s soccer team entered the second half against Cal State Northridge tied 0-0, but couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost 3-0 on Friday night.

Tim Allen made some good saves,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “We had a few good chances ourselves. With 20 players getting in the game and a scoreless first half we have a good starting point.”

The Great Danes had two opportunities to take the lead midway through the first half. Midfielder Anthony Rozzano fired a shot from the top of the box in the 24th minute that required a diving save from Northridge goalkeeper Adam Hobbs. Five minutes later Martin Gorrie hit the crossbar on a shot from just outside the 18.

Junior goalkeeper Tim Allen made five saves before leaving the match in the 54th minute. Freshman Eric Orologio saw his first collegiate action for the final 36 minutes.

The Matadors, who are receiving votes in the latest NSCAA Poll, scored all three of their goals in a span of less than 10 minutes in the second half. Two of Northridge’s goals came on service attempts in front of the UAlbany net. The Matadors took a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks, with five in the second half.

The Great Danes will look to rebound from their 0-1 start against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.