Saturday, October 9, 2010

Walters Leads #19 UAlbany to 1-0 Win Over Maine in America East Conference Field Hockey Action

Albany, N.Y. - Nina Walters scored the game's lone goal to lead #18 UAlbany to a 1-0 victory over America East Conference rival Maine in field hockey action at Alumni Turf Field on Saturday afternoon. The contest was the final game of the day for Saturday's festivities during UAlbany's Homecoming/Fall Festival Weekend.

Walters scored her unassisted tally late in the first half. In the 30th minute, UAlbany had a penalty corner opportunity, where Corinne McConville took a hard shot from the top of the circle that was stopped by Maine goalkeeper Brittany Fleck. On the rebound, Walters collected the ball and tipped it into the back of the cage. Both teams had several opportunities in the second half, but neither defense would yield another goal.

UAlbany outshot the Black Bears, 7-4 and held a 2-4 advantage in penalty corners. Starter Christine Hoffman made two saves in the cage for the Great Danes in the first half, while Kristi Troch made one save in the second. Fleck stopped three shots for Maine (8-4, AE 0-2) before being pulled for an additional field player late in the second half.

UAlbany (11-2, AE 2-0) will return to action on Sunday, hosting #9 Syracuse at 2 p.m. at Alumni Turf Field.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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