ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s soccer team will host Binghamton Wednesday night to close the 2018 regular season. The result of the game will directly determine whether or not UAlbany will qualify for the America East Tournament.
UAlbany (7-9-0, 2-4-0 AE) is currently tied for sixth with the Bearcats in the America East, and the top six teams qualify for the tournament. Five teams, Stony Brook, Vermont, New Hampshire, UMass Lowell, and UMBC, have already clinched their spots, with Stony Brook clinching a first-round bye.
UAlbany is currently on a two-game winning streak, defeating #22 Cornell last Tuesday, and then conference rival UMBC over the weekend. The Great Danes have now won four of their last five games, outscoring their opponents 12-3, including shutouts in their last two games.
Binghamton last hosted Vermont, falling to the Catamounts 1-0. The Bearcats are currently on a six-game losing streak, and have been outscored 11-2 with four shutouts.
UAlbany advances to the America East Tournament with a win over Binghamton Wednesday night. A tie with Binghamton would result in UAlbany needing Vermont to defeat or tie New Hampshire to advance, while a loss eliminates UAlbany from contention.
THE OUTLOOK: BINGHAMTON (3-11-2, 2-4-0 America East) │ Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 p.m. │ Albany, N.Y.
Last we met: W, 2-0, November 1, 2017, Vestal, N.Y.
Tale of the Tape
UAlbany is 4-2-0 at home this season
Binghamton is 1-6-1 on the road
UAlbany has won four of five following a five-game losing streak
UAlbany has won five of the last six games against Binghamton
Binghamton lost to Cornell 2-0; UAlbany won 1-0
Binghamton tied Colgate 1-1; UAlbany lost 2-1
Binghamton defeated Hartford 2-0; UAlbany lost 1-0
Binghamton defeated New Hampshire 2-1; UAlbany lost 2-1
Binghamton and UAlbany both lost 2-1 to Stony Brook
Binghamton lost to UMass Lowell 3-0; UAlbany lost 2-0
Binghamton lost to UMBC 1-0; UAlbany won 2-0
Binghamton lost to Vermont 1-0; UAlbany won 3-1
Nico Solabarrieta shares the America East lead with 23 points and ranks second with nine goals
Series History: Tied 9-9-3 2017 Record: 5-10-3, (1-4-2 AE); seventh place America East Top Offensive Player: Noah Luescher, So., M, (3g, 4a) Between the Posts: Chris Shutler, R-Jr., (3-11-2, .737 Sv%, 1.61 GAA)