Jay Bendlin

#20 UAlbany Defends Its Home Turf, Blanks Wagner, 4-0

UAlbany Sports Information   09-29-2019

Score: No. 20 UAlbany: 4 | Wagner: 0

Location: Alumni Turf – Albany, N.Y.

Records: No. 20 UAlbany (7-3) | Wagner (1-5)

Short story: The No. 20 UAlbany field hockey team won its sixth straight game following a 4-0 win against Wagner at Alumni Turf on Sunday afternoon.

Key stats

  • Four different Great Danes scored in the outing – Katie MacCallum, Dana Bozek, Baylee Burghardt and Mackenzie Hilditch.
  • Bozek led all players with three points off one goal and one assist.
  • Hilditch’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
  • UAlbany outshot Wagner, 29-1
  • Melissa Nealon earned her fifth shutout of the season. She now ranks second all-time in career shutouts with 19.

Recap

Using a balanced offensive attack that saw four different goal scorers, No. 20 UAlbany won their sixth-consecutive game on Sunday afternoon. The Great Danes blanked non-conference foe Wagner, 4-0, to improve to 2-1 at home this season.

 

Katie MacCallum, Dana Bozek, Baylee Burghardt and Mackenzie Hilditch scored goals for UAlbany, whose offense has now scored three or more goals in five of its 10 games this season.

 

Burghardt and Carli Pelletier connected with 6:16 left in the first quarter to put the Great Danes ahead, 1-0. Bozek’s goal at 18:55 in the second quarter made it a two-goal game.

 

MacCallum added a goal early in the third and Hilditch gave the home team a 4-0 lead with her first career goal in the 46th minute. On the play, Cosima Rocktaeschel split a pair of defenders, then zipped a pass to an open Hilditch who was waiting near the left-hand post to tap it in.

 

The Great Danes’ defense put on another strong performance, holding Wagner to one shot. The UAlbany backline has allowed just one goal in its last five games.

 

Up next: The Great Danes are back in action on Friday, October 4, on the road at Vermont for their America East opener.

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