Sunday, October 24, 2010

#18 University of Albany Records 2-1 Shootout Win over #15 Boston U. in A-East Field Hockey Action - UAlbany Sports 2010

Albany, N.Y. - Goalkeeper Kristi Troch made 11 saves, including two in the penalty stroke shootout, to lead #18 UAlbany to a 2-1 victory over 15th-ranked Boston U. in America East Conference field hockey action on Sunday afternoon. The Great Danes are now tied with New Hampshire at the top of the league standings with 4-0 records in America East play.

UAlbany scored first, on an unassisted shot from Christina Patrick just under 10 minutes into the game. Patrick collected a rebound off the goalkeeper's pads and found the back of the cage at 9:46. Boston U. would tie the game later in the first half, as Macey Gaumond collected a rebound off Jacinda McLeod's initial shot and slipped the ball past Troch. The teams played the remainder of regulation and two overtime periods without another goal, sending the game to a penalty stroke shootout.

The Great Danes connected on all five of their penalty strokes, with Erin Crosson sending the final shot past Terrier goalkeeper Julie Collins. Boston U. made three of their five attempts in the shootout loss.

In a fairly evenly played game, the Terriers outshot UAlbany, 24-20, while the Great Danes held a slight 7-4 advantage in penalty corners. Collins made nine saves in her complete-game effort for Boston U. (9-7, AE 2-2). Brianna Schwoyer also made two defensive saves for the Great Danes at the goal line.

UAlbany (13-4, AE 4-0) will battle for the America East regular-season title on Saturday, taking on New Hampshire on the road in Durham at 1 p.m. Both teams have clinched a spot for the conference championship, and will play to decide who has hosting rights for the upcoming tournament.


#15 Boston U. (9-7, AE 2-2) 1 0 0 0 0 - 1

#18 UAlbany (13-4, AE 4-0) 1 0 0 0 0 - 2

Boston U.: Scoring - Macey Gaumond (1-0), Jacinda McLeod (0-1). Goalkeeper: Julie Collins (100:00; 1 GA, 9 saves).

UAlbany: Scoring - Christina Patrick (1-0), Erin Crosson (1-0). Goalkeeper: Kristi Troch (100:00, 1 GA, 11 saves).

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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