Courtesy Vermont Sports Information
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UVM men’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback at UAlbany on Friday night in a rematch of last year’s America East Semifinal. The Catamounts drop their overall record to 9-5 and even their conference mark to 2-2. The Great Danes improve to 5-8 on the season and 1-3 in league play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Great Danes jumped out in front in the 29th minute with a penalty kick goal. After the Cats were called for a hand ball in the box, Nico Solabarrieta netted the ensuing penalty kick for his ninth goal of the season.
The Catamounts found the equalizer in the 39th minute from the foot of Geo Alves. The senior forward finished a cross from Jon Arnar Barðdal inside of the box.
In the 64th minute, Alves tried to give UVM the lead after breaking through two defenders but his shot sailed too high.
UAlbany took a 2-1 lead five minutes later when Daniel Krutzen and Gino Rossi worked a give-and-go. Rossi sent a through ball deep into the left side of the box and Krutzen finished the scoring chance with a line drive that bounced off a UVM defender.
The Great Danes tacked on the final goal of the evening in the 87th minute. Solabarrieta held off a defender on the left edge of the box and passed back out top to Carlos Clark, who hooked a low shot into the right side of the net.
Vermont will host Stony Brook next Saturday (Oct. 20) at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for the general public at UVMathletics.com/Tickets or at the Gutterson Fieldhouse Box Office on gameday. Free live video will be available in HD at AmericaEast.TV.
The conference matchup is also Military Appreciation Day presented by Milton Cat. Complimentary tickets are available for all military service members, local law enforcement, and their families with the presentation of government issued ID at the Gutterson Fieldhouse Box Office.