Saturday, October 27, 2007

Simpson Leads UAlbany to a 3-0 Defeat of America East Foe New Hampshire

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Albany, N.Y. – Senior midfielder Michelle Simpson scored two goals to lead #16 UAlbany to a 3-0 win over New Hampshire in America East Conference field hockey action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. With the win, the Great Danes improve to 14-4 overall, with a 4-1 record in conference play.

Sophomore forward Nicole Savage scored the Great Danes’ first goal of the game on a penalty corner with 24:06 on the clock. Jess Lindsey and Anouk Vandenberg recorded assists on the tally. Simpson scored her first goal less than a minute later, driving past defenders into the circle and slipping a shot past New Hampshire goalkeeper Margaux Shute. Simpson gave the UAlbany a three-goal lead at the 16:00 mark, taking a fast break into the circle and scoring an unassisted goal.

UAlbany outshot New Hampshire 12-6, while the Wildcats had a 9-6 advantage in penalty corners. Shute made four saves in the cage for New Hampshire (9-10, AE 2-3) while UAlbany goalkeeper Ashley Ross made two stops for the Great Danes in her sixth shutout of the season.

UAlbany will wait for the outcome of the Boston U./Vermont game to find out the final regular-season standings and the seeding for the America East Tournament. The A-East tournament will be held at the highest seed on November 2-4.

UAlbany (14-4, AE 4-1) 3 0 - 3

New Hampshire (9-10, AE 2-3) 0 0 - 0

UAlbany: Scoring – Michelle Simpson (2-0), Nicole Savage (1-0), Jess Lindsey (0-1), Anouk Vandenberg (0-1). Goalkeeper – Ashley Ross (70:00, 0 GA, 2 saves).

New Hampshire: Scoring – None. Goalkeeper – Margaux Shute (70:00, 3 GA, 4 saves).

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