Monday, February 3, 2014
THE ALBANY CUP
Annual award given to the top division I collegiate athletic program in the city of Albany. (based on records since the University of Albany and Siena College began scheduling full year competition in most/all sports)
2014 Winner -
2013 Winner - UAlbany
2012 Winner - UAlbany
2011 Winner - UAlbany
2010 Winner - UAlbany
2009 Winner - UAlbany
2008 Winner - UAlbany
2007 Winner - UAlbany
2006 Winner - UAlbany
2005 Winner - UAlbany
2004 Winner - UAlbany
2003 Winner - UAlbany
2002 Winner - UAlbany
UAlbany Overall Record: 100-34-3
2014 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 1 Siena 0 Ties 0
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Tennis: February 2, 2014
2013 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Tennis: March 9, 2013
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena 4 Ties 0
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Softball: April 4, 2013
Siena 10 UAlbany 9 - Men's Lacrosse: April 23, 2013
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 - Softball: April 30, 2013 #1
Siena 7 UAlbany 5 - Softball: April 30, 2013 #2
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Sept 18, 2013
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 - Golf: Sept 22, 2013
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - M Soccer: Sept 25, 2013
UAlbany 69 Siena 42 - Women's Basketball:
UAlbany 74 Siena 62 - Men's Basketball:
2012 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 10 - Women's Lacrosse: March 7, 2012
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 0
UAlbany 7 Siena 5 - Softball #1: March 29, 2012
UAlbany 10 Siena 2 - Softball #2: March 29, 2012
UAlbany 14 Siena 13 - Men's Lacrosse: April 24, 2012
UAlbany 8 Siena 0 - Softball #3: May 1, 2012
UAlbany 6 Siena 2 - Softball #4: May 1, 2012
Siena 2 UAlbany 0 - M Soccer: Sept 23, 2012
Siena 3 UAlbany 1 - Volleyball: Sept 27, 2012
UAlbany 65 Siena 48 - Women's Basketball: Dec 1, 2012
UAlbany 69 Siena 56 - Men's Basketball: Dec 1, 2012
2011 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 2 - Women's Lacrosse: February 23, 2011
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 4, Ties 0
Siena 4 UAlbany 3 - Tennis: February 27, 2011
UAlbany 7 Siena 3 - Softball #1: March 31, 2011
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - Softball #2: March 31, 2011
UAlbany 5 Siena 1 - Softball #3: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Softball #4: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 12 Siena 10 - Men's Lacrosse: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 - Volleyball @ Rose Hill Classic: Sept 10, 2011
UAlbany 8 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Sept 21, 2011
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 - M Soccer: Sept 25, 2011
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Volleyball: Nov 2, 2011
UAlbany 72 Siena 48 - W Basketball: Dec 3, 2011
Siena 64 UAlbany 60 - M Basketball: Dec 5, 2011
2010 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 13 - Men's Lacrosse: March 2, 2010
TOTALS: UAlbany 12 Siena 2, Ties 0
UAlbany 18 Siena 2 - Women's Lacrosse: March 12, 2010
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 21, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 11 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: March 21, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: March 24, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 4 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 24, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 - Women's Tennis: April 20, 2010
UAlbany 8 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: April 27, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 27, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 - Men's Soccer: Sept 15, 2010
UAlbany 9 Siena 1 - Women's Field Hockey: Sept 28, 2010
UAlbany 0 Siena 1 - Golf: October 10, 2010
UAlbany 88 Siena 82 - Men's Basketball: December 4, 2010
UAlbany 63 Siena 59 - Women's Basketball: December 4, 2010
2009 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 8 Siena 7 - Men's Lacrosse: February 25, 2009
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 3, Ties 1
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 25, 2009
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 25, 2009 Game #2
UAlbany 11 Siena 10 - Women’s Lacrosse: April 7, 2009
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 - Women’s Tennis: April 15, 2009
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 28, 2009
UAlbany 11 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: April 28, 2009 Game #2
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - Women's Soccer: Sept 16, 2009
UAlbany 0 Siena 0 - Men's Soccer: Sept 23, 2009
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Volleyball: Oct 14, 2009
UAlbany 4 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Oct 18, 2009
Siena 65 UAlbany 61 - W Basketball: Dec 6, 2009
Siena 83 UAlbany 54 - M Basketball: Dec 6, 2009
2008 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 8 - Women's Lacrosse: March 3, 2008
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 2
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 27, 2008
UAlbany 2 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: March 27, 2008
UAlbany 13 Siena 6 - Men's Lacrosse: April 2, 2008
UAlbany 6 Siena 1 - Women's Tennis: April 16, 2008
UAlbany 7 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: April 29, 2008
Siena 4 UAlbany 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 7, 2008
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2008
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: October 7, 2008
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: October 15, 2008
Siena 71 UAlbany 64– Men’s Basketball: December 6, 2008
2007 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 21 Siena 8 - Men's Lacrosse: March 3, 2007
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 4, Ties 1
UAlbany 8 Siena 5 - Women's Lacrosse: March 12, 2007
Siena 5 UAlbany 3 - Women's Softball: March 28, 2007
UAlbany 4 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 28, 2007
UAlbany 6 Siena 1 - Women's Tennis: April 17, 2007
UAlbany 8 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: May 1, 2007
UAlbany 11 Siena 4 - Women's Softball: May 1, 2007
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: September 14, 2007
Siena 3 UAlbany 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 19, 2007
UAlbany 2 Siena 2 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 26, 2007
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 – Volleyball: October 21, 2007
Siena 61 UAlbany 50 – Women’s Basketball: December 1, 2007
Siena 75 UAlbany 71 – Men’s Basketball: December 1, 2007
2006 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 16 Siena 4 - Women's Lacrosse: February 24, 2006
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 1
UAlbany 14 Siena 9 - Men's Lacrosse: March 4, 2006
UAlbany 9 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 29, 2006
Siena 11 UAlbany 10 - Women's Softball: March 29, 2006
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 – Women’s Tennis: April 19, 2006
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: September 6, 2006
UAlbany 0 Siena 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 8, 2006
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 20, 2006
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: Sept 26, 2006
UAlbany 72 Siena 52 – Women’s Basketball: November 17, 2006
Siena 76 UAlbany 75 – Men’s Basketball: December 2, 2006
2005 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 14 Siena 11 - Women's Lacrosse: February 25, 2005
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 4
UAlbany 9 Siena 6 - Women's Softball: March 23, 2005
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Women's Tennis: April 19, 2005
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: May 4, 2005
Siena 3 UAlbany 2 - Women's Softball: May 4, 2005
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 5, 2005
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: Sept 7, 2005
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2005
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: October 4, 2005
Siena 61 UAlbany 55 – Women’s Basketball: November 23, 2005
Siena 82 UAlbany 74– Men’s Basketball: December 2, 2005
2004 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 5 - Women's Lacrosse: March 27, 2004
TOTALS: UAlbany 11 Siena 1
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: March 30, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 30, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 2 - Women's Tennis: April 12, 2004
UAlbany 14 Siena 2 - Men's Lacrosse: April 22, 2004
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: May 6, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 1 – Women’s Softball: May 6, 2004
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 3, 2004
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: Sept 8, 2004
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 10, 2004
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: Sept 21, 2004
UAlbany 86 Siena 65 – Men’s Basketball: December 6, 2004
2003 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 6 - Women's Lacrosse: March 25, 2003
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 3
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 13, 2003
UAlbany 6 Siena 5 - Women's Softball: April 13, 2003
UAlbany 14 Siena 2 - Men's Lacrosse: April 22, 2003
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: Sept 2, 2003
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 13, 2003
UAlbany 7 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: September 17, 2003
Siena 2 UAlbany 0– Women’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2003
Siena 63 UAlbany 46 – Women’s Basketball: November 21, 2003
Siena 71 UAlbany 50 – Men’s Basketball: November 21, 2003
2002 Head to Head, 1 on 1 CompetitionUAlbany 10 Siena 3 - Women's Lacrosse: March 26, 2002
TOTALS: UAlbany 5 Siena 3
Siena 7 UAlbany 0 - Women's Tennis: April 17, 2002
UAlbany 17 Siena 5 - Men's Lacrosse: April 18, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 28, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: October 1, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: November 12, 2002
Siena 74 UAlbany 56 – Women’s Basketball: November 22, 2002
Siena 79 UAlbany 75 – Men’s Basketball: November 22, 2002
Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
UAlbany's Craig Scores 22, Richards Sets UAlbany Single Season Scoring Record in 69-52 Win over Vermont
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Monday, January 27, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014
UAlbany's Lyle Thompson Earns IL Preseason Player of the Year, Thompsons Grace Inside Lacrosse Cover
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Friday, January 10, 2014
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Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Monday, January 6, 2014
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Monday, December 9, 2013
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Monday, December 2, 2013
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Saturday, November 9, 2013
“We are thrilled to have had one of our best performances in such an important game,” says coach Trevor Gorman. “We showed great composure in the attacking third, had good chances and executed well against a Vermont team that has had a very good season.”
The Great Danes (6-10-4) return to Baltimore to take on 1-seed UMBC in the America East semifinal round on Wednesday.
“We are looking forward to going back to Baltimore and playing a strong UMBC team again,” says Gorman.
It is the first time since October 18, 2008, a 5-2 home victory over UMBC, that UAlbany has scored five goals in a game. It is also the first five-goal contest on the road since September 28th of that year, a 5-1 victory at Marist.
In goal, Michael Pizzuti saved the first shot of the contest from Vermont’s (9-5-4) Mike Clayton on a dive to the left corner in the third minute.
In minute seven, UAlbany earned a breakaway attempt. Pomare Te Anau went down the center, passing the ball to Anthony Rozzano on the outside. Going into the goal box, Rozzano found a returning Te Anau, who kicked the ball into the right side of the net for his first goal of the year, putting UAlbany up 1-0.
Later in the closing seconds of the 17th minute, Jonathan Interiano hit a hard shot to the left side, which was knocked away for a corner. After Thomas Manz kicked it to Bernardo Mattos, a pass to Dominic McGarr outside the goal box was headed into the right part of the cage. UAlbany pushed to a 2-0 lead on McCarr’s second goal of the season.
Te Anau nearly got his second goal in the next minute, getting away from a defender at the top of the penalty box. A hard shot on the ground ground was saved by a diving Conor Leland.
On a free kick attempt in the 25th minute, Daniel Kuczynski jumped a headed a free kick pass near the goal box. A jumping Puzzuti punched the ball away, keeping the two-goal lead intact.
Vermont got a corner kick in the 33rd minute. After a deflection, Brian Wright headed the ball high above the crossbar, ending the threat. UAlbany counterattacked in the next minute and got a corner, but Manz headed the ball to the right of the post.
In the closing minutes of the half, Philip Persson drew away all defenders on a free kick into the box. Manz headed the ball over a charging Leland, placing his target into the right side of the box in 41st minute, putting UAlbany up 3-0. Manz pocketed his third goal of the year.
UAlbany protected against a couple of corners in the half’s final minute, not allowing a shot. The Great Danes went into halftime with its largest lead of the season, up 3-0 on Vermont.
The 49th minute saw Vermont get the first opportunity of the second half. Bernard Yeboah got a pass just ahead of the UAlbany back line. Yeboah shot was saved by a falling Pizzuti near the top of the box.
Just into the 54th minute, Brandon Wilson charged down the left side of the field, kicking it to Te Anau wide open on the upper left corner of the penalty box. Te Anau kicked it just inside the right post past a diving keeper for his second goal of the day, putting UAlbany up 4-0.
Shortly after, UAlbany almost got a fifth goal after a Te Anau free kick found Wilson behind the back line. Wilson kicked the ball into the net, but an offsides call prevented the score.
In the 60th minute, Te Anau took a free kick just outside the penalty box. His kick was headed inadvertently by Clayton into the net for a Vermont own goal, giving UAlbany a 5-0 advantage.
UAlbany stayed aggressive, seeing Te Anau set up Leonardo Rodrigues on a cross. The cross went past the keeper, but the shot just missed left of the post.
With about 21 minutes remaining, Beau Johnson received a ground pass from Wright next to the keeper. Johnson turned, got around the keeper and scored for Vermont’s first goal, making it 5-1 UAlbany.
At minute 79, UAlbany pushed and got Martin Gorrie with the ball on the left side. Gorrie crossed and found Denara straight away, but the header went right.
Te Anau nearly got a hat trick, kicking a bouncing ball toward the right post, missing wide with two minutes left. Neither side got an opportunity for the remainder of the game as UAlbany earned the 5-1 victory.
Pizzuti finished with eight saves in his third victory of the season. Te Anau got two goals, while Manz concluded with a goal and an assist.
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Friday, November 8, 2013
University of Albany's Hooley and Rowley Score 17 Points Each to Stunt Siena 74-62 and Take Home Albany Cup
“It’s a great win for our school,” said Sam Rowley. “It’s a fantastic way to start.”
Siena got out to a 7-0 lead early before DJ Evans scored the first Great Dane basket of the 2013-14 season. At the first media timeout at the 15:55 mark, the Saints were 5-for-6 from the field, while the Purple & Gold was just 2-for-6.
UAlbany proved to have the early advantage with the whistle, putting Siena’s Marquis Wright in early foul trouble with two fouls just nine minutes into the game. Wright’s foul put Siena over the limit with more than 11 minutes left in the first half.
The Saints held a double-digit lead for four minutes late in the half before UAlbany began showing signs of life to close the opening period. Levan Shengelia spun past his defender for a dunk with 3:30 left to narrow the lead to eight. Shengelia found Evans on the ensuing position for a three-pointer to make the score 37-30. Anders Haas hit one-of-two free throws to close the half.
At the break, Evans and Haas led UAlbany with six points apiece.
In what was truly a tale of two halves, Sam Rowley scored as many points as he did in the first half in the first two minutes of the second. The junior captain went 5-for-6 in the second half and 3-for-3 in the opening four minutes. With starting center John Puk picking up his fourth foul less than four minutes into the second half, Rowley didn’t let the momentum swing back to the Saints. The forward grabbed an offensive rebound for the put-back to narrow the margin to just one point.
Two free throws from Peter Hooley with 15:27 remaining gave UAlbany its first lead of the game.
The Great Danes used an 11-0 run to get out to a 55-44 lead with just over 10 minutes left. The Saints surged back, holding UAlbany scoreless for nearly four minutes late in the half after throwing a 2-3 zone at the Great Danes.
A technical on the Siena bench gave UAlbany the opportunity to win back the momentum. After Hooley hit the two technical free throws with ease, he hit a three with just under six minutes left to wipe away Siena’s temporary one-point lead. The Great Danes did not relinquish the lead again, forcing Siena into poor shots down the stretch. Siena shot just 27.8% from the field in the second half.
Free throw shooting led UAlbany through the second half, with Hooley going 8-for-8 and Evans hitting 6-of-6. UAlbany went 20-for-24 from the charity stripe in the second half, while Siena shot just 5-of-10. Siena also went 0-for-16 from behind the arch in the second half.
“The change of competitiveness is what did it for us,” said Hooley. “We knew our first half wasn’t UAlbany basketball, and we just weathered that storm. In the second half we knew we would play better, and we did.”
Hooley and Rowley finished with 17 points apiece. Rowley nearly notched a double-double with nine rebounds to his credit. Evans also recorded five steals, a new individual record for UAlbany against Siena under Will Brown.
“In the end, we played the way we were capable of playing,” said head coach Will Brown. “It helps to have some older guys, and I knew their freshmen would come out and play with a ton of energy. I thought we were playing our tempo and imposing our will in the second half, we opened it up.”
The Great Danes will face NJIT in their home opener on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel from SEFCU Arena.
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University of Albany Women’s Hoops Captures Fourth Straight Albany Cup With 69-42 Victory Over Siena
ALBANY, N.Y. – Opening the season with a furious scoring pace, the University at Albany women’s basketball team jumped out to 13-0 lead Friday night at the Times Union Center and never looked back, overcoming cross-city rival Siena, 69-42. The victory captured the Great Danes’ fourth straight Albany Cup and bragging rights for another year.
Junior Sarah Royals matched her career-best with a game-high 21 points, and also career-marks with six rebounds and four steals, adding six assists. Classmate Margarita Rosario also had a career night, scoring 14 points. The reigning America East Rookie of the Year, Shereesha Richards opened the season with a double-double, logging 13 points and 12 rebounds, while also notching four steals.
In addition, senior Tammy Phillip matched her career-high with 10 boards, as the Great Danes outrebounded the Saints, 48-30. Megan Craig also earned a career-high with four blocks, adding five points.
Coming off a conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, the Great Danes opened the season in top form with a sweltering 58.6 percent field goal percentage in the first half, as well as hitting 6-of-8 shots from behind the arc.
Royals knocked down two and Rosario hit another to give the Great Danes a 13-0 head start at the 12:53 mark. Not only was UAlbany’s offense lighting it up, but the defensive effort suffocated the Saints to a 17.2 field goal percentage (5-29) in the opening stanza. Siena did not record a field goal until the 7:52 mark, as Tehresa Coles’ layup made the score 20-5.
Picking up the intensity in the final five minutes of the first half, the Great Danes used a 17-2 run, capped by another Royals three, to take a 30-point lead, 43-13 with 1:17 remaining. Siena made the final basket of the half with 34 seconds on the clock, as Emia Willingham touched one off the glass. However, UAlbany still went into the break with a commanding 43-15 lead.
Out of the locker room, Richards scored UAlbany’s first six points with two field goals and two free throws, giving the Great Danes a 32-point lead (49-17) -- their largest advantage of the game – with 17:41 remaining.
With Brianna Logan’s layup, Siena cut the margin to 22, 53-31, with 11:19 on the clock, but that would be as close as the Saints would get. UAlbany built their lead back up to as much as 28, 66-38, led by a trio of Rosario baskets and Royals’ pair of free throws with 3:18 remaining, and the Great Danes held onto their comfortable advantage through the remainder of regulation.
In the game, UAlbany held Siena to a 26.2 field goal percentage (16-61), as well as a 4.8 percentage (1-21) from three. Leading the Saints, Meghan Donahue and Coles both reached double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Up next, UAlbany hosts Western Michigan Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at SEFCU Arena for its home opener.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
University of Albany's Mariano Scores Game-Winner to Lead No. 16 Field Hockey Past Maine 1-0 in America East Semifinal
“It feels really good to be here for my first America East tournament,” said Mariano. “I couldn’t have scored that goal without my teammates. It was a great pass from Daphne, and I’m excited to play New Hampshire in the final on Saturday.”
The Purple & Gold will face the Wildcats in the final for the second consecutive year at Memorial field.
To start the first half in the 30th minute, Corrine McConville fired a pass down the field to Daphne Voormolen. Voormolen deflected the pass towards the goal and her shot sailed high.
The Great Danes put the pressure on the Maine back line early in the first half, earning three penalty corners in the first 10 minutes. Voormolen had a shot blocked on a penalty corner insertion by Fiori Van Rijswijk for her second shot of the game.
America East Midfielder and Rookie of the Year Paula Heuser had UAlbany’s first good look at the Maine cage in the 20th minute. The freshman lined up on a penalty corner for a shot that required a diving save from the Black Bear keeper.
Maine called timeout with 19 minutes left in the first half, after the Great Danes dominated possession for the first 15 minutes and took four penalty corners. UAlbany entered halftime with a 6-0 penalty corner advantage.
Echo Bretz had a good look at the goal to start the second half. The junior snuck behind the Maine defense, but her attempt was thwarted by the Maine keeper.
Heuser maneuvered around the Maine defense on UAlbany’s seventh penalty corner of the game, but couldn’t find anyone across the circle for the pass with 20 minutes left.
The freshman midfielder didn’t let up in the 57th minute, firing a shot that hit the crossbar. Voormolen took a shot moments later that required a defensive save by the Black Bears to keep from crossing the goal line.
Freshman Molly Mariano knocked in a pass across the circle from Voormolen in the 56th minute to give the Great Danes the 1-0 lead. The goal was Mariano’s sixth of the season.
After Maine nearly evened the score with seven minutes left, Phil Sykes called timeout to regroup.
The Black Bears pulled their goalie with four minutes left in an attempt to send all 11 players forward to even the score. The Great Danes held strong on the back line.
“I think sometimes you feel like there’s a force field on the goal,” said head coach Phil Sykes. “We had some good looks without results. It got a little bit scary there. We’ve been focusing on trying to be strong in front of the goal, and Molly’s position there really paid off for us. New Hampshire kind of took it to us in the regular season, so we’re looking forward to seeing them on Saturday.”
UAlbany will face New Hampshire on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be streamed live from Memorial Field on America East.tv.
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Monday, November 4, 2013
University of Albany's Heuser Becomes Program’s All-Time Single Season Rookie Scoring Leader in 5-1 Win Against UMass Lowell
Heuser scored two goals in the victory, passing current assistant coach Michelle Simpson on the rookie scoring leaderboard. The freshman has now scored 16 goals this season to lead the team in goals and points with 42.
Liza Morgan opened scoring for the Great Danes in the 21st minute. Heuser collected a rebound and found Morgan for the goal. Morgan scored her 10th goal of the season to become the third Great Dane with 10 or more goals in 2013.
The Purple & Gold struck again in the 30th minute on a penalty corner. Heuser smacked in an insertion from Fiori Van Rijswijk for her first goal of the match. Van Rijswijk’s assist was her ninth of the season to rank her tied for second on the team. Heuser nearly scored her second goal from Van Rijswijk to close the half, but the River Hawks made a defensive save on the attempt.
UAlbany continued to pound the UMass Lowell cage in the second period. Kelly Bonner and Daphne Voormolen both took shots early in the half, with the River Hawks making defensive saves to keep the game close.
Molly Mariano widened the gap for the Great Danes in the 54th minute, scoring unassisted to make the score 3-0.
Heuser struck again one minute later unassisted. The freshman streaked through the circle to beat the UMass Lowell goalkeeper and find the back of the cage.
Voormolen scored the final goal for the Great Danes, beating the UMass Lowell goalkeeper one-on-one for the tally.
“We had a good game today,” said head coach Phil Sykes. “UMass Lowell started off playing well, and they really took it to us in the first half. I’m proud of the team for going 15-4 in the regular season, and we’re looking forward to the America East Tournament next week.”
The Great Danes posted their best regular season program record in the Division I ranks at 15-4. UAlbany will enter the America East Tournament as the No. 2 seed for the second consecutive year, facing No. 3 seed Maine. The seeding for the tournament, set to kick off in Durham, N.H., on Thursday at 2 p.m., is identical to last year’s America East field. New Hampshire is the No. 1 seed, with Maine falling into the No. 3 spot and Fairfield competing in the No. 4 slot. UAlbany won last year’s America East tournament in Durham.
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