Tuesday, September 28, 2010

17th-Ranked University of Albany Rolls to 9-1 Field Hockey Victory Over Crosstown-Rival Siena - UAlbany Sports 2010

Albany, N.Y. - Alysia Hough led three players with two goals each, as #17 UAlbany defeated crosstown-rival Siena, 9-1, in non-conference field hockey action on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. Hough, along with Tessa Knapp and Daphne Voormolen all scored two goals apiece to pace the Great Danes.

Siena got on the board first, as Lisa Heimerle took a crossing pass from Cory dela Gorgendiere and tipped the ball into the back of the cage. Hough responded with an unassisted goal in the 18th minute off a rebound. Once the Great Danes got on the scoreboard, they continued to rally, with Knapp and Nina Walters adding goals before the halftime break. Knapp scored her first goal at 25:46, as Walters dribbled across the cage and handed the ball off for the score. Walters then deflected a pass from Suzy Clephane into the upper left corner of the cage in the 32nd minute to give UAlbany a 3-1 lead at the half.

Voormolen and Corrine McConville added back-to-back unassisted goals within two minutes of each other to start the second half. Senior Ashlyn Bach then scored her first career goal in the 57th minute on a penalty stroke, before Hough and Knapp tallied their second goals of the day. Hough took a breakaway into a one-on-one with the goalkeeper for UAlbany's seventh goal, while Knapp converted a rebound into a goal in the 63rd minute. Voormolen wrapped up the Great Danes' scoring at 63:40, taking assists from Clephane and Knapp on a penalty corner.

UAlbany outshot Siena, 41-1, and held a 15-0 advantage in penalty corners. Goalkeepers Christine Hoffman and Kristi Troch combined for the win for UAlbany, while starter Beth Meyers took the loss for the Saints, despite making 18 saves in just over 51 minutes of action. Alison Baillargeon made two saves in the final 18:34 for Siena (1-8).

UAlbany (8-2) will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 2, kicking off America East Conference play at Fairfield.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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