Wednesday, September 22, 2010

University of Albany Women's Soccer Blanks Bryant - UAlbany Sports 2010

Breanna Maggio Records Fifth Career Shutout in Women's Soccer's 2-0 Win Over Bryant.

Smithfield, R.I. - Sophomore goalkeeper Breanna Maggio eclipsed the Division I program record for career shutouts by making five saves in leading the UAlbany women's soccer team to a 2-0 road victory over Bryant on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Bulldog Stadium.

UAlbany, which was playing its second straight Northeast Conference opponent, scored on its first shot of the match in the fourth minute and never looked back. Following a corner kick, Chelsea DeVerna finished a pass from Kendra Harrell-Vigil to quickly put the Great Danes ahead by a 1-0 score. Maggio saved the only shot the Bulldogs attempted in the first half to keep the hosts off the scoreboard heading into the break.

Trailing by a goal, Bryant (2-6-1) came out stronger in the second half by taking aim at Maggio four times early in the frame. However, the Great Danes were able to double their lead in the 67th minute when Aubrey VanGorder stole the ball away from the Bulldog goalkeeper and scored on an open net. It was the freshman's first career goal and provided all the insurance the Great Danes needed to pull out the two-goal victory.

Maggio made five saves on eight chances in the winning effort for UAlbany, which has blanked four of its 10 opponents this season. She also improved her record to 4-2 overall. Bryant's Kelsi Jacob turned away two of the 11 shots she faced and suffered the loss.

UAlbany (5-5-0) opens up America East Conference play on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. when it hosts Stony Brook.
Paw Prints: Breanna Maggio, who has made at least fives saves in four of her six starts this season, became the first UAlbany goalkeeper to register her fifth career shutout since the program upgraded to Division I status in 1999 ... Cate Crenson previously earned four clean sheets during the 2008 and 2009 seasons ... The sophomore also matched a Division I record by recording her seventh career win.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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