Danes can’t handle New Hampshire, get shutout 3-0
By Kristin Flatow
The University at Albany Field Hockey team suffered its third loss of the season this past Friday when it fell to the hands of to the New Hampshire Wildcats by a final score of 3-0. The loss leaves the Great Danes with a record of 13-3, 2-1 in America East standings.
This week’s home game for the Field Hockey team was crucial, as it would eventually determine who hosts the America East. It was an intense, fast paced game against the University of New Hampshire team
Albany had a good start to the game, having their first shot on goal within the first minute of play. New Hampshire matched their good start with a goal twelve minutes and twenty-five seconds into the game by Meg Flatley, who was unassisted. Just two minutes after, New Hampshire received their first corner, which was taken by Meg Flatley. They had one shot on goal.
As the game’s intensity picked up, so did the players. Corrine McConville received a green card nineteen minutes in and forty-five seconds into the game for not giving five yards on a foul. Jaclyn Hibbs of the Danes also received a green card exactly five minutes later. For New Hampshire, two green cards were given out to Aggie Sutherland and Meagan Bozek with twelve and five minutes remaining in the 1st half.
The game saw its first corner with about fifteen minutes remaining in the half, when New Hampshire was able to stick the first goal of the game. The Danes had their first corner with a minute left in the half, which produced their first shot of the half as well.
The 2nd half started off hopeful for the Danes as they had their second corner at the 21:45 mark. It was taken by Fiori Van Rijswijk, and had a shot was taken but blocked. Albany’s Corrine McConville, received a yellow card three minutes later.
Twenty-five minutes and thirty-four seconds into the second half, New Hampshire was able to capture its second goal, which was scored by Meg Carroll and assisted by Melyssa Woods. Albany soon then called a timeout. The game’s intensity continued to escalate, as Kellie Joyce of New Hampshire received a yellow card with only three minutes and twenty-nine seconds to go in the game for foul play.
New Hampshire had a corner one minute later, which resulted in their third goal scored off a deflection by Meg Flatley with assists from Casey Pohlmeyer and Chandler Giese.
In total New Hampshire had ten shots on goal, and three goals. UAlbany had thirteen shots on goal resulting in no goals. Carlie Tarbell, goalie for New Hampshire, made seven saves, while goalie Maxi Primus of the Danes made five. New Hampshire had four corners and UAlbany had two. There were four green cards, two for each team, and three yellow cards, one for UAlbany and two for New Hampshire.
“I think our girls were up coming into the game, but UNH is always a team we battle with,” said head coach Phil Sykes. “But sometimes you can try too hard. We’re lucky that this isn’t the America East Tournament, and hopefully we’ll have another opportunity to see them in November.”
The Great Danes snagged a 4-1 non-conference win against Hofstra on Sunday.