By Vince Gasparini | October 23, 2023
The University at Albany men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat at Colgate on Tuesday, Oct. 17, falling to 5-8-1.
The Great Danes failed to capitalize on a 10-4 advantage in shots taken. “Really disappointing result tonight because the performance was so good in many ways,” UAlbany Coach Trevor Gorman said about the loss. “We had control and were getting into great spots.”
Colgate celebrates after Adam Fam’s penalty kick goal.
Photo Credit: Colgate University Athletics
The Great Danes tested a new goalkeeper in Parker Kump, a junior who made his first appearance of the season on Tuesday. Kump’s prowess was tested by Colgate in the 27th minute, when UAlbany Junior defenseman Santiago Frias committed a foul, which led to a penalty kick attempt for the Raiders. Colgate’s Adam Fam successfully converted the kick, giving Colgate a 1-0 lead. This was the only shot on goal for the Raiders through the game.
UAlbany junior Mohamed Soumah led the Great Danes with three shots taken. Raiders goalkeeper Andrew Cooke saved a shot taken towards the bottom left of the goal by Soumah in the 52nd minute along with failed attempts to reach the back of the net in the 45th and 73rd minute.
Despite outshooting the Raiders 4-0 in the second half, the Great Danes were unable to capitalize on any of those opportunities. In the 67th minute, UAlbany freshman forward Zach Lind put the ball in the back of Colgate’s net while colliding with Cooke. However, Lind was called offsides on the play, and the goal was called off.
In their last seven games, the Great Danes are 1-4-1, and six of their eight losses on the season have only been by one goal. “Single moments can decide matches and we have to stop providing those to teams to see the wins that we want to work towards,” Gorman said.
UAlbany’s road trip continues on Oct. 21 with a match at Bryant.