Men’s Soccer: Albany Tops Vermont 3-1

Courtesy Vermont Sports Information

BURLINGTON –– UAlbany scored twice in the second half and handed Vermont a 3-1 decision on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. The Catamounts fall to 5-4-0 overall and even their conference mark to 1-1-0.

The Catamounts wasted very little time getting on the board. In the fifth minute, Jon Arnar Barðdal ripped a shot from the right corner of the box but UAlbany keeper Isac Hjerten (6 saves) deflected the ball away. Rasmus Tobinski tracked the ball down, dribbled to the top of the box, and drove a two-hopper into the bottom right corner of the net.
The Great Danes answered shortly before the recess. Kaio DaSilva lofted a feed into the left side of the box, then Andrew Weiner headed the ball back to the middle and Andreas Assiotis buried a shot into the right side of the net.
UAlbany took a 2-1 lead midway through the second half. Halflidi Sigurdason sent a left-footed cross into the middle of the box for Bjarki Ragnar, who headed the go-ahead score into the right side of the net.
The Great Danes tacked on the final goal of the afternoon with three seconds left in the game. As UVM tried to mount a late comeback, UAlbany’s Konsta Louvaris cleared a ball away from the defensive midfield. Austin DaSilva gathered the feed for a breakaway and lofted a shot attempt into the net from 30 yards out.
Tobinski’s goal was his seventh of the season and sixth in the last six games.
Goalie Aron Runarsson recorded five saves in the setback.
The UVM Alumni Association and UVM Athletics were proud to celebrate the 1989 team at halftime of Saturday’s match. The 1989 Catamounts set the school record with 19 wins and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Vermont will revisit non-conference play at regional rival Dartmouth on Tuesday (Oct. 8). The opening kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Hanover. Fans can watch the game on ESPN+ with a paid subscription. Fans can access ESPN+ with a seven-day free trial, followed by a subscription fee of $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year, with the ability to cancel at any time.