Monday, September 3, 2012

UAlbany Men’s Soccer Blanks Yale Bulldogs 2-0

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

NEW HAVEN, CONN.- Sophomore goalkeeper Tim Allen recorded his first career clean sheet as a Great Dane to secure the victory over Yale, 2-0, on Monday, September 3 at Reese Stadium. UAlbany improves to 2-1 overall with the win and Yale falls to 0-2.

Allen made all eight saves on the game to secure his first shutout at UAlbany. Yale (0-2) goalkeeper Bobby Thalman tallied five saves on seven chances in the loss.

UAlbany (2-1) sophomore forward Brandon Wilson carried over his overtime game-winning header against Towson with a header at the 42nd minute to give UAlbany the 1-0 lead. Freshman midfielder Michael Schneider came off the bench and set up the goal with a cross from nine yards out of the box.

With the 1-0 lead, the Great Danes tried to add to their score in the 80th minute as Wilson rattled a shot that was save by Thalman. Then off the redirect Schneider looked to side-step the Bulldog goalie but Thalman would recover and make a great save to keep Yale within one.

As time ticked down, senior forward Quintel Gates dribbled the ball down the near sideline of the Yale defense and sent a cross to a wide-open freshman midfielder Anthony Rozzano who would finish off the play to give the Great Danes the insurance goal in the 90th minute.

UAlbany would hold the advantage in corner kicks, 3-2, and Yale would tally more shots, 17-15.

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