Tuesday, October 4, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s soccer team (5-3-2) hosted Syracuse University (8-2-1) on Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Tuesday night.
When the 90 minutes expired, the Great Danes had earned a signature win, dropping the third-ranked Orange by a score of 2-1. “We felt like we created some good chances tonight,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “We had guys reacting to second balls, balls were dropping to them, and you need the ball to drop your way in any game.
Fortunately for us we found those two goals, and we had a couple other chances that we liked.” “They’re a fantastic team,” Gorman continued. “There’s a reason they’re ranked where they are and so tough to beat. They’re going to go on to a lot of wins, but tonight we were very proud of the effort.”
UAlbany remains undefeated at home this season, recording three wins and one tie. Syracuse is now winless in its last three games. Not only is the win the biggest of Coach Gorman’s tenure at UAlbany,
Syracuse is also the highest-ranked opponent the Great Danes have defeated on their home campus. The previous best results under Coach Gorman were a win at home against 22nd-ranked Farleigh Dickinson on September 15, 2013, and a tie at eighth-ranked UMBC on October 12, 2013.
The Orange entered the game ranked third in the country in the coaches’ poll and fifth in the country in RPI. It was UAlbany’s highest-ranked opponent since playing fourth-ranked Syracuse two years ago.
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