The UAlbany women's soccer team was not able to recover from an early deficit on Sunday afternoon, falling at Syracuse 2-0 to finish up its four-game road trip to open the year.
The UAlbany volleyball team pushed UC Santa Barbara to four sets, with the first three games being decided by two points, but the Great Danes fell in their final match (25-27, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25) of the UNLV Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
After falling in the opener to New Mexico State (22-25, 12-25, 13-25), the UAlbany volleyball regrouped and gave the tournament host a battle but was defeated in four (16-25, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25) by the Rebels in the first day of the UNLV Invitational.
In the first game of the 2016 season, the ninth-ranked University at Albany field hockey team came away with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Hofstra University Pride, Friday afternoon at Alumni Turf.
The University at Albany (0-0-1) opened its defense of the America East regular season title Friday, hosting in-state rival Marist College (0-0-1) in the first meeting between the two teams since 2008. The Great Danes played the Red Foxes to a 2-2 draw in double overtime on a warm and humid August evening which began to take its toll on both teams.
Despite outshooting its opponent 13-8 in the game, the UAlbany women's soccer team fell to crosstown foe Siena 1-0 on the road on Friday night.
The University at Albany men's soccer team will make its 2016-17 debut Friday at home against Marist. It is the first of two home games the Great Danes will host before heading on the road for five games over the next four weeks.
The University at Albany men's soccer program has announced its scheduled promotions for each of eight home games this for the 2016 season. Additionally, the team will hold three season-long promotions that will appear at every home game.
In his first start with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Aug. 20, former University at Albany baseball player Stephen Woods picked up his first professional win, leading Salem-Keizer to a 6-2 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils.
The University at Albany track & field and cross country program has announced an incoming recruiting class of 30 student-athletes for the 2016-17 season. Sixteen women and 14 men will join the top squad in the America East, including four transfers and 12 capital region natives.
The #9 UAlbany field hockey team will begin the 2016 season with a three-game homestand, starting with a pair this weekend against Hofstra on Friday, August 26th at 3 p.m. and against Bryant on Sunday, August 28th at 1 p.m. on the Alumni Turf.
The Great Danes will start the 2016 campaign with a trio of matches in the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas for the first of four in-season tournaments.