Sunday, October 16, 2011

University of Albany Women's Soccer Captures Fourth Straight Match to Record Longest Division I Win Streak - UAlbany Sports 2011

Albany, N.Y. - Katie Grant took assists from Chrissy Klepper and Kendra Harrell-Vigil to score the first goal of the game just 10:25 into play, leading UAlbany to a 3-1 win over Maine in America East Conference women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Varsity Field. The senior trio, who were honored along with the team's other three seniors prior to the start of the game, helped the Great Danes to their fourth straight win. It is the first time in Division I history that UAlbany has won four consecutive games.

Harrell-Vigil chipped a pass ahead to Klepper, who headed the ball to Grant in the 11th minute of play. Grant redirected the ball into the net to give the Great Danes the early lead. Maine tied the game at 1-1 in the 19th minute, and Jordan Pellerin crossed the ball in front of the goal, where it was misplayed by UAlbany goalkeeper Jackie Ubert. Maggie Malone collected the stray shot and knocked it into the net.

The Great Danes took the lead for good at 33:11, as Casey Marks connected on a penalty kick. Chelsea DeVerna took an assist from Katie Dunn two minutes later to give UAlbany an insurance goal. Dunn passed the ball from the top left side of the box, where DeVerna tapped the ball past Maine goalkeeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder, setting the final score of 3-1.

The teams played a scoreless second half, with each team taking five shots. UAlbany held a 13-8 shot advantage for the game, while both teams took two corner kicks. Price-Leibenzeder made four saves in the game for Maine (4-8-1, AE 1-5-0), while Ubert stopped two Black Bear shots.

UAlbany, who also honored seniors Rebecca Lee, Katie Norwood and Nicole Berard, will return to action on Thursday, in the final home game of the season, hosting Hartford at 3 p.m.

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