No. 25 Field Hockey Blanks Lafayette , 4-0
Field Hockey Score: No. 25 UAlbany 4, Lafayette 0
Location: Easton, Pa. – Lafayette University
Records: UAlbany 4-2, Lafayette 1-6
Short Story: Four different players scored for the Great Danes as the No. 25 UAlbany field hockey team blanked Lafayette, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Sykes: "The team played well today. Everyone contribuated and we are happy to get out of there with a solid all around win. It was a good weekend for us heading into conference play."
- Goalkeeper Melissa Nealon earned her second shutout in as many games while making four saves in the contest.
- Kelsey McCrudden, Ghislaine Beerkens and Elaina Burchell scored one goal apiece.
- Rachel Billig had the lone assist for the Great Danes.
- The Great Danes scored three first half goals – the most so far this season.
- UAlbany outshot Lafayette, 14-7.
- Kelsey McCrudden notched her first tally of the year.
Recap: Four different players scored for the Great Danes as the No. 25 UAlbany field hockey team blanked Lafayette, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon.
The Great Danes have now recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season. UAlbany has now scored four or more goals in three of its six games played this season.
UAlbany got on the board early with a tally from McCrudden at 5:46 in the first half. McCrudden found herself in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper before sending a low shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net.
The visitors quickly grew their lead to two scores, 3-0, as the Great Danes tacked on a pair of goals just 20 seconds apart. Cosima Rocktaeschel struck first, connecting with Rachel Billig off a penalty corner at 23:15, before Elaina Burchell notched her second career goal at 23:35.
The Great Danes three goals in the first half are the most by the program this year.
Ghislaine Beerkens added the team’s fourth goal of the tilt in the 41st minute. Beerkens now owns a team-best four goals and nine points. The Leopards started to earn offensive pressure and had a goal narrowly waived off midway through the second stanza.
Next Up: UAlbany is back in action on Friday, Sept. 21 when they kick off conference play at UMass Lowell. The tilt is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.