Saturday, October 17, 2009

#18 University of Albany Field Hockey Beats Vermont In Conference Matchup - UAlbany Sports 2009

Christina Patrick and Alysia Hough each recorded a goal to lead #18 UAlbany to a 2-0 win over Vermont in America East Conference field hockey action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. The Great Danes improved to 10-3 overall, and remain undefeated in league action with a 3-0 slate.

Patrick scored the Great Danes' first goal of the game, 9:53 into play, taking an assist from Tegan Brown from the top of the circle and slipping it past Vermont goalkeeper Kristen Heavens into the left side of the cage. UAlbany held onto the one goal lead into the second half before Hough found the ball in a scramble in front of the cage and was able to knock the ball into the back of the net.

UAlbany outshot Vermont, 15-7, and held a 6-4 advantage in penalty corners. Goalkeepers Christine Hoffman and Kristi Troch split time in the cage. Hoffman started the game for the Great Danes and made one save, while Troch played the second half, making two stops between the pipes. Heavens made eight saves in the cage for Vermont (1-13, AE 0-3).

UAlbany (10-3, AE 23-0) will return to action on Sunday, hosting crosstown-rival Siena in non-conference action at 2 p.m.

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