Saturday, August 30, 2008

#19 UAlbany Field Hockey Defeats Radford In 2008 Season Opener

#19 UAlbany Field Hockey Defeats Radford In Season Opener. Senior Michelle Simpson scored two goals to lead UAlbany to a 3-0 win over Radford in the Great Danes’ season-opener held at American University on Saturday afternoon.

Simpson scored the first goal of the game 13:16 into the contest off her own rebound. Simpson notched her second unassisted tally of the game at the 26:18 mark, giving the Great Danes a 2-0 lead at the halftime break. Junior Nicole Savage scored UAlbany’s third goal at 42:21, slipping an unassisted shot past Radford goalkeeper Megan Stucke.

The Great Danes outshot the Highlanders 16-5 and held a 9-4 advantage in penalty corners. Stucke finished with seven saves in the cage for Radford (0-1), while Ashley Ross played all 70:00 between the pipes for UAlbany, stopping four shots.

UAlbany (1-0), ranked 19th in the NFHCA Preseason Coaches’ Poll, will face 15th-ranked American on Sunday at 3 p.m.


#19 UAlbany (1-0) 2 1 - 3

Radford (0-1) 0 0 - 0

UAlbany: Scoring – Michelle Simpson (2-0), Nicole Savage (1-0). Goalkeeper - Ashley Ross (70:00, 0 GA, 4 saves).

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