Friday, August 31, 2012

#19 UAlbany Field Hockey Records 3-1 Win Over Hofstra in Home Opener

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Junior midfielder Corrine McConville scored twice, including the gamewinner, to lead 19th-ranked UAlbany to a 3-1 win over Hofstra in non-conference field hockey action on Friday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. It was the 2012 home opener for the Great Danes, who improved to 2-1 on the young season.

UAlbany scored first in the game, as Voormolen sent the ball across the front of the cage, where Chantae Miller got her stick on it, sending past Hofstra goalkeeper Kaitlyn De Turo, just over four minutes into play. McConville scored her first goal in the 16th minute on a penalty corner. Jessica Longstreth passed the ball out to Laura Page at the top of the circle, who stopped the ball and allowed McConville to send a hard shot into the back of the cage. Hofstra got on the board before the end of the half, as Ciara Weatherbee took an unassisted shot from the left side of the cage.

McConville added a final goal for the Great Danes on a penalty corner early in the second half. While the initial play was unsuccessful, McConville picked up the ball on the top right of the circle and connected, setting the final score.

UAlbany outshot the Pride, 14-6, and held a 5-2 advantage in penalty corners. De Turo made six saves in the cage for Hofstra (2-1), while UAlbany goalkeeper Kristi Troch stopped three shots between the pipes for the Great Danes.

UAlbany will have a week off before hosting nationally-ranked Michigan (Fri., Sept. 7) and Connecticut (Sun., Sept. 9) next weekend at Alumni Turf Field.

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