By Vince Gasparini | October 23, 2023
The University at Albany men's soccer team fell to the #24 ranked Bryant 3-1 on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Bulldogs outshot the Great Danes 12-3, with UAlbany only shooting one shot on goal.
Midfielders Alejandro Giner (left) and Chris Lee (right).
Photo Credit: Brent Warzocha / UAlbany Athletics
Javier Gandia, Marc Pitarch, and Adrian Camacho led the charge for Bryant, scoring one goal each.
Gandia scored in the 26th minute after redirecting a free kick that was served to the far post into the back of the net. In the 40th minute, Pitarch bested senior UAlbany goalkeeper Shafiqe Wilson after receiving a pass through a gap in the defense and shooting the ball low and to the left. Camacho nailed the coffin with a goal in the 77th minute.
UAlbany did not take a shot until the 28th minute, when after a setup from midfielder Chris Lee and forward Ander Castillo, Alejandro Giner was found open in the Bulldogs’ box. Giner’s shot passed the line of Bryant goalkeeper Antreas Hadjigavriel for the score. This was only the fourth goal scored on Bryant all season.
The Bulldogs took six corner kicks to UAlbany’s zero, and controlled 59% of possession through the game.
“Our guys played very hard tonight,” UAlbany head coach Trevor Gorman said. “We scored an excellent goal to get back to 1-1 but still just need to win those other pivotal moments in matches. We will continue to work hard and prepare for the next challenge.”
The Great Danes will continue their road trip when they face #8 ranked Vermont on Oct. 27.