SCHNEIDER’S 16TH CAREER GOAL NOT ENOUGH AS DANES 2-1 TO SETON HALL, FALL TO 2-5
For the second time in two home games, the University at Albany Women’s Soccer team (2-5) played into overtime, however this time it ended with a 2-1 loss to Seton Hall.
After a scoreless first half, UAlbany’s midfielder Alexa Schneider scored her third goal of the season off of a corner kick by Caroline Kopp. Seton Hall did not net the equalizing goal until 30 minutes later when Lauren Hall scored from nine yards out. The winning goal, scored by Siobhan McGovern, came just 2:47 into overtime as a header inside the right post off of a corner kick.
Caitlyn Paltasios led UAlbany with three shots, one on goal. While Alana Olivieri made four saves while taking the loss.
During an uneventful first 17 minutes of the game, only one shot was taken, that by Seton Hall. The shot came at 5:15 of the first half off of a penalty kick due to a UAlbany foul. Olivieri made the save on the left post.
The rest of the half saw UAlbany attempt two long range shots, that were both blocked and cleared away, four corner kicks by Seton Hall and a long range shot saved by UAlbany’s Oliveri. The Great Danes did have one great opportunity at minute 34, when they were racing downfield and a pass, for a header came for Alexa Schneider, but went wide right. The first half ended in a scoreless tie.
UAlbany capitalized on their first opportunity coming out of the half when Kopp took the corner kick, sent it to Schneider for a header that she put right under the crossbar on the left post. Schneider’s goal was the 16th of her collegiate career, tying her for fourth on UAlbany’s Women’s Soccer all-time leading scorer list, with Anna Courtney and Sara Rickard.
Although UAlbany controlled possession for nearly 22 minutes after they scored, Seton Hall tied the game in the 77th minutes off of a ground ball that Hall put into the left post. UAlbany had two more corner kicks, but were unable to capitalize on either one.
The teams went into overtime, however 2:47 into it, Seton Hall got a corner kick that Maier sent as a header to McGovern who put it into the back of the net by the right post, winning the game for Seton Hall.