Bergeron Leads UAlbany to 2-1 Double-Overtime Win Over Vermont in America East Quarterfinals

UAlbany Sports Information   10-27-2011

Albany, N.Y. - Shayla Bergeron scored the gamewinner in the second overtime period to lead UAlbany to a 2-1 victory over sixth-seeded Vermont in an America East Women's soccer quarterfinal match on Thursday afternoon at Varsity Field. The third-seeded Great Danes move on to the tournament semifinals against #2 Hartford on Sunday.

            After a scoreless first overtime, Bergeron tallied the decisive goal in the 108th minute. The junior forward picked the ball up at midfield and took it all the way through the Vermont defense. She passed four Catamount defenders, coming head on with Vermont goalkeeper Sarah Leiby, chipping the ball into the left side of the net for the score.

            UAlbany got on the board first in regulation, as Maggie DeVerna passed the ball ahead to Katie Grant, who shot from just outside the goalie box. In the 10th minute, Grant's shot sailed just above Leiby's head and into the top right corner. Vermont netted the equalizer in the 72nd minute to send the ball to overtime. Off of a Vermont free kick into the box, Midori Eckenstein headed the ball towards the net, where Ellie Mills got a head on the ball in the air and redirected it past UAlbany's Jackie Ubert.

            The teams played a fairly even game, with Vermont holding a slight 19-16 edge in shots and 8-5 advantage in corner kicks. Ubert played all 107:34 for the Great Danes between the pipes, making 10 saves. Leiby also recorded a complete game for Vermont, stopping 10 shots. The Catamounts end the season with a 5-10 overall record.

            UAlbany (8-9) will look to win its first America East semifinal game against Hartford on Sunday at 2 p.m. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie in the regular season in Albany.


Vermont (5-10)              0          1          0          0          -           1

UAlbany (8-9)                1          0          0          1          -           2

            Vermont - Scoring: Ellie Mills (1-0), Midori Eckenstein (0-1). Goalkeeper: Sarah Leiby (107:34, 2 GA, 10 saves).

            UAlbany - Katie Grant (1-0), Shayla Bergeron (1-0), Maggie DeVerna (0-1). Goalkeeper: Jackie Ubert (107:34, 1 GA, 10 saves).

UAlbany 2, Vermont 1 (2OT) (Oct 27, 2011)



Soccer Box Score

Soccer Box Score (Final)
2011 UAlbany Women's Soccer
#6 Vermont vs #3 Albany (Oct 27, 2011 at Albany, N.Y.)

Vermont (5-10) vs.
Albany (8-9)
Date: Oct 27, 2011 Attendance: 68
Weather: 39 degrees, rain, wind N 10 mph

Goals by period   OT  O2  Total 


Pos  ##  Player  Sh   G   A 
GK   31  Leiby, Sarah  
M   5   DeMaio, Alexa  
F   6   Marks, Haley  
M   7   Dezenzo, Alexandra  
M   9   Herbst, Jess  
M   10  Glynn, Kerry  
M   18  Feldman, Lily  
D   19  Rozumalski, Megan  
M   20  Eckenstein, Midori  
F   25  Gill, Haleigh  
D   28  Dellipriscoli, Jill  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  3   Mills, Ellie  
  11  Detwiler, Kelsey  
  21  Pletnick, Bre  
  24  Hardesty, Nicoleta  
    Totals.........  19 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
31  Leiby, Sarah   107:34  10 
TM  TEAM   0:00 

Pos  ##  Player  Sh   G   A 
GK   1   Ubert, Jackie  
F   4   DeVerna, Chelsea  
D   6   Baccaglini, Jess  
M   7   Dunn, Katie  
D   8   Honor, Lily  
F   11  Bergeron, Shayla  
F   12  Grant, Katie  
D   14  Nelle, Stephanie  
D   17  Norwood, Katie  
M   19  Klepper, Chrissy  
M   24  DeVerna, Maggie  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  13  Marks, Casey  
  27  VanGorder, Aubrey  
    Totals.........  16 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
1   Ubert, Jackie   107:34  10 

Shots by period   OT  O2  Total 
Vermont  10  19 
Albany  10  16 
Corner kicks   OT  O2  Total 
Saves by period   OT  O2  Total 
Vermont  11 
Albany  10 
Fouls   OT  O2  Total 
Vermont  11 
Albany  10 

Goal  Time  Team  Goal Scorer  Assists  Description 
1.  9:59  ALBANY   Grant, Katie  DeVerna, Maggie  24 pass ahead, 12 shoots from just outside goalie box over gk head 
2.  71:03  VERMONT   Mills, Ellie  Eckenstein, Midori  Free kick, 20 header to 3, headed into right side of net 
3.  107:34  ALBANY   Bergeron, Shayla  (unassisted)  Picked up ball at midfield, dribbled past 4 defenders, shot to left 


Officials: Referee: Jesus Zornoza; Asst. Referee: Stan Kupinski; SinHang Lai; Alt. Official: Jason Dizik; Scorer: Brianna LaBrecque;
Offsides: Vermont 2, Albany 2.




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