Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shayla Bergeron's Late Goal Lifts University of Albany Women's Soccer to 1-0 America East Win Over UMBC - UAlbany Sports 2010

Albany, N.Y. - Shayla Bergeron scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season in the 88th minute to lead UAlbany to a 1-0 victory over UMBC in an America East Conference women's soccer match on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Varsity Field. The Great Danes, who outshot the Retrievers by a lopsided 32-3 margin, extended their unbeaten streak to five matches and ended the day in third place in the league standings with two matches left in regular season.

Bergeron, who also hit a shot off the crossbar in the 68th minute, made the most of her second golden opportunity before the end of regulation. After taking a pass from Despina Psomopoulos, who was named the team's player of the game, the sophomore went in all alone against goalkeeper Lauren Kadet from the left side of the box. Bergeron unleashed a hard shot from the middle that Kadet stopped with her right leg before punching in her own rebound with just 2:02 remaining in regulation time to seal the outcome.

UAlbany's Breanna Maggio earned her sixth shutout and seventh victory of the season without having to make a save. Kadet, who was named her team's player of the game, made 11 saves on 32 chances in the losing effort for UMBC (2-13-1, AE 1-6-0).

UAlbany (8-6-2, AE 3-1-2) will visit first-place Boston University on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Paw Prints: UAlbany's five-match unbeaten streak against America East Conference opponents is a program record ... The Great Danes also set a new Division I standard by registering their eighth shutout of the season ... Defenders Kendra Harrell-Vigil, Amy Harrison, Casey Marks and Katie Norwood did not allow the Retrievers to attempt a shot on net and have not yielded a goal in 352:56, a stretch which has spanned seven halves and two 10-minute overtime sessions.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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