Sunday, October 7, 2012

#22 UAlbany Field Hockey Defeats Columbia, 2-0, in Non-Conference Action

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Corrine McConville converted her third penalty stroke attempt of the season to lead #22 UAlbany to a 2-0 win over Columbia in non-conference field hockey action on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. The Great Danes improve to 6-7 on the season, while Columbia falls to 7-4.

UAlbany scored early to set the tone in the game, converting a penalty corner attempt at 6:10 of the first half. Jessica Longstreth passed the ball out to Laura Page, who set up the shot for Daphne Voormolen, straight into the back of the cage. The Great Danes held onto the one-goal lead for the remainder of the half, with goalkeeper Kristi Troch stopping both of Columbia's shots on goal. McConville coverted a penalty stroke opportunity, to go 3-of-3 on the season, in the 50th minute to give the Great Danes their 2-0 score.

UAlbany outshot Columbia, 6-4, and held a 5-1 advantage in penalty corners. Troch made three saves in the game - her second shutout of the season, while the Lions' Kimberly Pianucci recorded three saves in a complete-game performance.

The Great Danes will return to action on Friday, visiting America East Conference opponent Fairfield at 3 p.m.

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