This America East men's soccer season has the looks of one of the most competetive in league history as just three points separates the top four teams in the league standings after three conference games and and every team has at least one point. Furthermore, no team has more than a plus- or minus-two goal differential in league play.
On Wednesday, that script played out as all four games were decided by one goal or less and threee teams fought back from one-goal deficits to win.
Wednesday, October 10
at Albany 2, UMBC 1 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
• Albany (3-9-0, 1-2-1 AE, 3 pts.) scored twice in the final 15 minutes to erase a one-goal deficit and defeat UMBC (5-4-4, 0-2-1 AE, 1 pt.) 2-1 Wednesday.
• Philip Persson tied the game off a feed from Anthony Rozzano in the 76th minute and Kristian Alexieff provided the game winner just 6:11 later, his first career goal.
• Pete Caringi III scored UMBC's goal off a feed from Dave Vaeth in the 60th minute.
• The win stopped the Great Danes' eight-game losing streak and was their first victory over UMBC since 2008.
New Hampshire 2, at Hartford 1 (2OT) -- Box Score | Recap
• UNH's Jordan Thomas forced overtime by scoring with just 1:06 left in regulation and David Schlatter headed home a goal in the 104th minute to give New Hampshire (5-4-3, 1-1-1 AE, 4 pts.) a 2-1 double overtime win vs. Hartford (6-6-1, 0-2-1 AE, 1 pt.).
• Thomas, who leads UNH with eight points, took the ball down the left side and went in on net alone, beating Hawk keeper Viltsu Tuumi with a shot into the lower right-hand corner.
• Thomas also set up the game winner as he flicked Ryan McNabb's corner kick to Schlatter, who headed it home.
• The Wildcats outshot the Hawks 17-11 including 12-3 after halftime.
Stony Brook 2, at Binghamton 1 -- Box Score | Recap
• Reigning America East Striker of the Year Berian Gobeil Cruz broke a 1-1 tie with his goal in the 73rd minute as Stony Brook (8-3-1, 2-1-0, 6 pts) beat Binghamton (6-6-1, 2-1-0 AE, 6 pts).
• Cruz tapped home a feed from teammate Alejandro Fritz for his fourth goal of the year and 24th of his career.
• Tommy Moon got the Bearcats on the board in the 14th minute with
his first goal of the year but the Seawolves' Raphael Abreu tied it
before halftime with his score in the 41st minute.
• Binghamton outshot Stony Brook, 14-7, but Stefan Manz made six saves.
at Boston U. 0, Vermont 0 (2OT) -- Box Score | Recap
• Despite each team putting seven shots on net, Boston U. (4-5-4, 1-0-2 AE, 5 pts.) and UVM (5-4-4, 2-0-1 AE, 7 pts.) played to a scoreless tie.
• Goalkeepers Nick Thompson and Conor Leland each made seven saves to record their third shutouts of the season.
• Reigning America East Player of the Week Joe Losier led Vermont with five shots, while Dominque Badji led Boston U. with four.