Sept. 13, 2003
Freshman Yan Gblolo scored what proved to be the game winner just 10 minutes into the game to help lift Albany to a 2-0 victory over Capital Region neighbor Siena College at Siena Field in Loudonville, N.Y. Saturday afternoon. The game was marked by fouls, as both teams combined for a total of 33 infractions for a total of six cards. With the loss, the Saints are still looking for their first win of the season and fall to 0-3 while the Great Danes improve to 2-2-1 overall.
Gbolo's goal at the 10:08 mark in the first half was the only tally of the first period of play.
During the second-half, Siena put increasing pressure on the Great Danes' defensive end, creating a couple of key scoring opportunities, but the Saints were unable to put the ball away. Ousmane Toure scored Albany's final goal of the afternoon on a penalty kick at the 73:08 mark, after Siena keeper Patrick Henry committed a foul within the box, sealing the Great Dane shutout.
A physical game that saw numerous fouls and heated tempers on both sides of the field, Siena seemed to come out of the contest worse off having collected three yellow cards and two red cards, while the Great Danes managed to escape the game with just one yellow card. Henry kept the Saints in the game with his stellar play in the net, coming up with seven saves for the Saints, including a couple of crucial blocks down the wire. Albany goalie Bouna Coundoul had three saves for the Great Danes.
The Saints will next travel to Binghamton on Wednesday, September 17, where they will look to grab their first victory of 2003. Game-time is schedule for 4:00 p.m.