Friday, September 10, 2010

UAlbany Women's Soccer Loses Close Battle to Big East Opponent Syracuse, 3-2

Albany, N.Y. - Tina Romagnuolo scored the gamewinner in the final minute of play to lead Syracuse to a 3-2 win over UAlbany in non-conference women's soccer action on Friday afternoon at Varsity Field.

After a scoreless first half, Albany took a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute when forward Shayla Bergeron collected a cross in front of the net from Jess Baccaglini. Syracuse tied the game when Romagnuolo found the back of the net off a give and go with teammate Megan Bellingham in the 77th minute of play. Just two minutes later, Great Dane midfielder Rebecca Lee added a tally when her free kick attempt from the left outside of the box curved into the top right corner of the net just past Orange goalkeeper Brittany Anghel.

With just seven minutes left, the Orange would tie the game again when Bellingham used a free kick just outside of the box to slip past Great Dane goalkeeper Dani Britt. Romagnuolo would add her second goal of the game in the last minute of regulation play to secure the win, collecting a pass from the right side of the box shooting to her left past a diving Britt with just 50 seconds left on the clock.

Syracuse (2-3-2) held a 16-8 advantage in shots, as well as an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. Britt, making her first start for the Great Danes, played all 90 minutes in the net, making six saves. Anghel also went the distance, making four saves for the Orange.

UAlbany (3-3-0) will return to action on Sept. 15 when they travel to Colgate for a match at 4 pm.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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