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Bozek Leads Offensive Surge as #24 UAlbany Routs Holy Cross, 7-1.

UAlbany Sports Information   09-25-2018

Field Hockey Score: No. 22 UAlbany 7, Holy Cross  1

Location: Albany, N.Y. – Alumni Turf

Records: UAlbany (7-2), Holy Cross (0-9)

Short Story: Dana Bozek notched three goals to help vault the No. 22 UAlbany field hockey team to a 7-1 route against Holy Cross on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Turf. Four different Great Danes contributed to the offensive explosion as the squad pushes its win-streak to five games.

Coach Sykes: 

"The girls played hard today. It was a bit sloppy with they heavy rain. I think we have some good momentum going into this weekends game."

Key Stats:

  • Dana Bozek notched her first career hat trick.
  • Ghislane Beerkens scored two goals for the second time this season. She has now scored three goals in two games.
  • Holy Cross goalkeeper Marcia LaPlante made 12 saves in the contest.
  • UAlbany held a 27-8 shooting edge.
  • Three Great Danes picked up multiple points for the first time this season.

Recap: Dana Bozek notched three goals to help vault the No. 22 UAlbany field hockey team to a 7-1 route against Holy Cross on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Turf. Four different Great Danes contributed to the offensive explosion as they squad improves its win-streak to seven games.

The Great Danes held a 4-0 advantage in the first half behind two goals apiece from Bozek and Ghislaine Beerkens.

Beerkens scored just 31 seconds after the opening pass back. Bozek made it 2-0 off a penalty corner, before scoring her second of the game just minutes later after streaking into the circle to give UAlbany a 3-0 lead after 22:26.

Beerkens later notched a goal at 25:08 to make it 4-0. This season, the Great Danes are 7-0 when leading at the half and own a 4-0 mark in friendly confines.

UAlbany started the second half scoring before Holy Cross’s Emily Loprete got her team on the board at 57:44, making it a 5-1 game.

The Crusaders had no answer for the Great Danes who their final two points on the board in the 65th and 69th minute, respectively.

The Great Danes had a 27-8 advantage in shots and a 10-0 lead in penalty corners.

Next Up: UAlbany returns to action to face No. 18 Maine (8-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Black Bears fell to No. 20 Harvard last week for their first lose of the season.

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