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Forward Bo Jelovac scored his second goal of the season and goalkeeper Adrian Foncette made six saves in leading UAlbany to a 1-0 victory over Hartwick in non-conference men's soccer action on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Elmore Field.

UAlbany had the first golden opportunity to score for either side when Milos Jankovic was awarded a penalty kick in the 12th minute. However, Hartwick goalkeeper Jake Wright came away with the save after the senior midfielder's hard shot hit off the post to keep the match scoreless. Later in the half, the Great Danes got on the scoreboard with the only goal they would need when Jelovac won a loose ball in the box and slipped a shot underneath Wright to the far post. Christoffer Nisser was credited with his second assist of the season on the play.

In the second half, UAlbany almost doubled its lead in the 67th minute. Shortly after Wright stuffed Jeff Pierre's attempt to score, Jelovac unleashed a shot that hit the post. Jankovic attempted to pot the rebound, but Wright made a key save to keep Hartwick (0-5-1) in the match. Anchored by seniors David Burke and Ian Peach, the Great Dane defense, however, kept its opponent off the scoreboard for the sixth time in the last seven halves to help preserve the team's second straight 1-0 victory.

Foncette, who is leading all America East Conference goalkeepers in saves per game for the second straight season, turned away six of the 18 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and eighth of his career in the winning effort. Hartwick's Wright made five saves on 13 chances and suffered the loss.

UAlbany (4-2) continues its three-game road trip when it visits San Diego on Friday, Sept. 24 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern. The Great Danes defeated the Toreros by a 3-0 score when the teams most recently met in California two years ago.
UAlbany (4-2-0)      1      0      -      1
Hartwick (0-5-1)      0      0      -      0

UAlbany: Scoring - Bo Jelovac (1-0), Christoffer Nisser (0-1). Goalkeeping: Adrian Foncette (90:00, 0 GA, 6 saves).
Hartwick: Scoring - None. Goalkeeping: Jake Wright (90:00, 1 GA, 5 saves).
UAlbany 1, Hartwick 0 (Sept. 18, 2010 - Elmore Field, Oneonta, N.Y.)