By Christian Hince | August 29, 2022
Photo Credit: UAlbany Soccer Team
In their first match of the year Thursday, University at Albany played Boston University to a 1-1 stalemate.
Playing at home, the Danes struck first in the 23rd minute. Granted a penalty kick opportunity after a foul by the Terriers’ Evan Morrison, Pantelis Panteli delivered for the first UAlbany goal of the season.
Taking their 1-0 lead into halftime, the Danes controlled the first 45 minutes, having a 54% possession advantage and outshooting B.U. 6-3.
UAlbany tried to keep up the heat in the second half, but three back-to-back shots in the half’s early minutes yielded no points. Then a 60th minute goal scored by the Terriers’ Quinn Matulis sent the game back into a tie, with Matulis’ left side shot beating Danes goalkeeper Shafique Wilson at the far post.
Both teams traded just two shots each in the final half hour. With regular season overtime being erased from the rulebook, the match ended without a victor.
"You always hope to win a match when you take the lead so of course the guys are a bit disappointed,” said UAlbany head coach, Trevor Gorman. “We just allowed B.U. a bit too much of the game for a stretch of the second half.”
The Danes will return Monday at Lafayette in the first of three straight games on the road.