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Match Preview: Rebels vs. Syracuse Gaels (7/17)

The Albany Rebels will host the Syracuse Gaels in their final New York Cup match of the season on Saturday at Plumeri Sports Complex. Throw in is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The Rebels have only pride to play for as they’ve been eliminated from New York Cup contention.

Albany is looking to snap a three-game winless streak after a draw at Syracuse and two losses to Buffalo. In two of those three matches, Albany has led into the second halves before giving way.

“Despite the results, our play has improved over the last few matches,” said goalkeeper Mark Adam. “It’s time for us to put in a full 60-minute effort. If we do that, we’ll be in good shape.”

Rebels Notes: Albany enters this match with a 1-2-1 overall record this season (0-2-1 New York Cup) ... Albany tied Syracuse 1-9 (12 points) to 1-9 (12 points) on June 13 in Syracuse … Ryan Moloney leads the Rebels in scoring this season with 2 goals and 9 points (15 total points) … RC Helsing returns to the lineup after missing two games due to injury … Regular starters Tim Gerrish, Henry Best and Charles MacGowan are unavailable … John Lake will make his debut for the Rebels on Saturday.

Rebels Game Day Roster

  • Mark Adam

  • Joe Bradley

  • Dylan Conklin

  • Pat Curran

  • Joe Donlon

  • Sean Feeney

  • Cillian Flavin

  • Mikey Heiserman

  • RC Helsing

  • Brian Kanalley

  • John Lake

  • Ryan Moloney

  • Dustin Moore

  • Brian Nolan

  • Chris Scotto Di Carlo

  • Tyler Wilcox

New York Cup Standings (W-L-D)

Buffalo 2-1-0

Syracuse 1-0-1

Albany 0-2-1


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