PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University at Albany field hockey registered its second win of 2013 with a 4-1 victory at Providence on Saturday afternoon. The Great Danes start their season 2-0 for the first time since 2010.
"We played a reallu strong Providence team today," said head coach Phil Sykes. "I'm really proud of the way we played and how we kept our composure."
Junior Echo Bretz got UAlbany on the board just seven minutes into the game off a deflected pass from Laura Page. Providence responded less than a minute later with a goal of its own to even the score.
Liza Morgan gave the Great Danes a 2-1 advantage off another deflection on a shot by Paula Heuser. After 10 minutes of rapid scoring, the lead remained 2-1 going into halftime.
Morgan tallied her fifth goal of the weekend early in the second half, again on a deflected pass from Heuser. The sophomore has already accumulated more points in two games than she did in the entire 2012 season.
Senior Corrine McConville tallied her fifth point of the weekend on her second successful penalty stroke in the 60th minute to wrap up scoring.
Freshman goalkeeper Maxi Primus notched her second win in goal and made three saves.
The Great Danes held a 13-4 shot and 8-1 penalty corner advantage against the Friars. Combined with an 8-0 win over Bryant on Friday, UAlbany allowed just three penalty corners and five shots in its 2-0 start.
UAlbany returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 8 against Cornell at 2 p.m. The Great Danes open up a four-game homestand against the Big Red.