Saturday, October 23, 2010

University of Albany Men's Soccer Edges Vermont, 1-0, Thanks to David Burke's First Career Goal on Senior Day - UAlbany Sports 2010

Albany, N.Y. - Senior defender David Burke netted his first career goal in the early minutes to lead UAlbany to a 1-0 victory over Vermont on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Varsity Field. The Great Danes, who honored Burke and seven other seniors for their contributions to the program prior to the match, ended the day just one point behind sixth place for the final playoff spot with two contests left in the regular season.

UAlbany scored the lone goal of the match in the 12th minute. Working from the left side near the endline, Anthony DeSalvo made a short cross to Ian Peach. The senior, who was being covered closely by a Vermont defender, made an extra pass back to Burke. The senior defender then one-timed a shot from the top of the box that made it past the outstretched hands of the Catamount goalkeeper before landing in the back of the net.

Vermont (6-6-4, AE 1-3-1) outshot UAlbany, 14-12, and had a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. UAlbany's Scott Kessler, a transfer from Marist, made five saves on 14 chances to earn his first shutout of the season. Vermont's David Ramada suffered the loss after turning away four of the 12 shots he faced.
UAlbany (5-8-1, AE 1-3-1), which is unbeaten in its last two America East matches after dropping its first three, visits New Hampshire on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Paw Prints: UAlbany's eight seniors (Sander Anker, David Burke, Andrew Fojanesi, Shaun Kane, Milos Jankovic, Bo Jelovac, Darko Knezevic and Ian Peach) were honored in a pre-game ceremony ... Goalkeeper Scott Kessler, who was making his second appearance and first start in a Great Dane uniform, earned his second collegiate shutout ... He previously made three saves in a 2-0 win over Stony Brook on Sept. 24, 2008 as a true freshman at Marist.

Vermont (6-6-4, AE 1-3-1) 0 0 - 0
UAlbany (5-8-1, AE 1-3-1) 1 0 - 1

Vermont: Scoring - None. Goalkeeping - David Ramada (90:00, 1 GA, 4 saves).
UAlbany: Scoring - David Burke (1-0), Ian Peach (0-1), Anthony DeSalvo (0-1). Goalkeeping - Scott Kessler (90:00, 0 GA, 5 saves).

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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