Thursday, October 14, 2010

Katie Dunn's First Career Goal Lifts University of Albany Women's Soccer to 1-0 America East Win Over Maine - UAlbany Sports 2010

Orono, Maine - Freshman midfielder Katie Dunn scored her first career goal early in the second half and sophomore goalkeeper Breanna Maggio made four saves in leading UAlbany to a 1-0 win over Maine in an America East Conference women's soccer match on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Alumni Field.

UAlbany (7-6-2, AE 2-1-2), which is off to its best start in more than 20 years, broke through with the only goal it needed in the 51st minute. Chrissy Klepper beat an opposing defender to the endline and sailed a dangerous cross inside the box. After the ball was bobbled by goalkeeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder in an attempt to make a save, Dunn collected the rebound and tapped it in to the left post for her first career marker.

Maine (6-6-0, AE 2-3-0) made a fierce attempt to rally and sent a barrage of shots at Maggio the rest of the way, including a blast by Kelsey Wilson which hit the post, but the back line being anchored by Casey Marks and Kendra Harrell-Vigil was impenetrable for the second straight match. A corner kick attempt by Wilson with time running down was successfully cleared away by the defense, allowing UAlbany to hang on for its first victory over Maine in 10 tries.

The Black Bears outshot the Great Danes, 9-6, and had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Maggio turned away four of the nine shots she faced to earn her fifth shutout of the season, which matches a league best, and eighth of her career for UAlbany. Price-Leibenzeder made four saves on six chances for Maine in the losing effort.

UAlbany, which ended the day in a tie for fourth place in the conference standings with Hartford, will look to extend its unbeaten streak to five matches when it hosts UMBC on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Paw Prints: Goalkeeper Breanna Maggio continued to rewrite the record books in UAlbany's first-ever victory over Maine ... She broke two Division I single-season program standards by registering her sixth victory and fifth shutout of the fall ... Maggio also holds Division I records for career victories (9) and shutouts (8) ... UAlbany has gone 262:56 without allowing a goal.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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