Saturday, October 2, 2010

#17 UAlbany Field Hockey Defeats Fairfield, 3-0, to Open America East Conference Slate

Fairfield, Conn. - Christina Patrick scored two goals, including a penalty stroke, to lead 17th-ranked UAlbany to a 3-0 win over Fairfield in America East Conference field hockey action at University Field on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first half, UAlbany forward Alysia Hough scored the first goal of the game in the 45th minute, putting an unassisted shot past Fairfield goalkeeper Maddie Sposito. Patrick then converted a penalty stroke at 47:31 to give the Great Danes a 2-0 lead before finishing off scoring in the game in the 53rd minute. Patrick gathered a rebound in traffic and found the back of the cage. The UAlbany defense held off any Fairfield opportunity to hold on to the shutout win.

The Great Danes outshot the Stags, 17-2, and held a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners. UAlbany goalkeepers Christine Hoffman and Kristi Troch combined for the shutout in the cage, with Troch stopping Fairfield's only shot on goal. Sposito made eight saves for Fairfield (6-5, AE 0-1).

UAlbany (9-2, AE 1-0) will return to action on Sunday, taking on non-conference opponent Providence on the road at 2 p.m.

Courtesy: UAlbany Athletics

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