ALBANY, New York – The Marist men's soccer team battled hard but eventually fell at Albany, 3-4. With the loss, the Red Foxes begin the season 0-1-0 and the Great Danes move to 1-0-0.
Marist began the game with an offensive barrage that silenced the crowd at Casey Stadium. Samad Bounthong notched the first goal of the season within five minutes off an assist from Allen Gavilanes, firing diagonally from the left corner of the box into the top right corner of the net. Minutes later, Skylar Conway passed to Juan Parada who scored Marist's second point from deep, building a lead of 2-0 in just ten minutes of play time.
Albany fought back, steadily earning goals from Kaio DaSilva and Carlos Clark to tie the game. Nico Solabarrieta went on to notch back-to-back scores for the Great Danes, the latter coming off of a penalty kick.
Albany held a 4-2 lead until the 72nd minute, when a precise corner kick from Bounthong led to a header by Christian Curti that found the back of the net. Curti's first career goal brought Marist within one and fueled an aggressive effort in the last 18 minutes, but the Red Foxes were unable to tally any more points. Despite some great looks at the end, the scoring battle ended in Albany's favor.
· Svyatoslav Kozak made four saves in his first game for the Red Foxes.
· Samad Bounthong tallied a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal.
· Marist led in corner kicks 6-4. Two goals originated from corner kicks.
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Marist travels to the west coast for matches against Saint Mary's College on August 31st and University of the Pacific on September 3rd. The home opener for the Red Foxes will feature Rhode Island on September 8th.