Brandon Wilson's Comeback Effort Not Enough for Men's Soccer in 2-1 Loss at Dartmouth




HANOVER, N.H. – Junior forward Brandon Wilson scored in the 67th minute on Saturday night in a comeback effort that fell short for the Great Danes 2-1 against Dartmouth. UAlbany (1-6-2) dropped its third road contest of the season.

“Today’s game was a close one,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “It illustrated how close we are to beating very good programs on the road. Our effort and commitment was excellent, and now we need to use these experiences to help us as we enter conference play next weekend.”

Dartmouth’s Gabe Hoffman-Johnson opened scoring in the 28th minute, taking advantage of early shots and corners in the UAlbany end. Tim Allen made five saves in the first half to preserve a 1-0 deficit going into the second half of play.

The Big Green scored again mid-way through the second half after UAlbany was looking for an offsides call on a give-and-go in Great Dane territory.

Wilson converted on a header deflection three minutes later to prevent a shutout. The junior is now the squad’s leading goal-scorer with two.

The Great Danes got two good looks late in regulation, with Thomas Manz getting his own corner kick back to fire a shot on goal. Philip Persson put the ball on net again two minutes later, but Big Green goalie Stefan Cleveland made the save to preserve the win.

The Great Danes return to action on Friday at 7 p.m., as they face Stony Brook on the road to open America East play.