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Women's Soccer Falls at Yale 4-0

UAlbany Sports Information   10-08-2019

Score: Yale 4, UAlbany 0

 

Location: Reese Stadium in New Haven, Conn.

 

Records: UAlbany (5-4-3, 2-0-1 AE); Yale (8-3-0, 1-1-0 Ivy League)

 

Short story: UAlbany’s eight-game unbeaten streak is snapped in a 4-0 loss to Yale.

 

Key stats

 

  • Yale outshot UAlbany 15-0 in the first half and 30-4 overall
  • Yale drew nine corner kicks to UAlbany’s one
  • All four of Yale’s goals came in the first half
  • Sophia Chen made five saves

 

Coach Bochette: “We’re obviously very disappointed with the result and the performance tonight.  Yale is an excellent, well-coached, and top team.  Hats off to them for exposing our lack of efficiency tonight.  While there were definitely some positive performances and we had some minor injury concerns affecting our lineup, we have to hold our hands up and accept that we simply weren’t good enough tonight.  The big picture for us has not changed at all, however.  We’ve been in great form for the past month, and we’re excited to enter an important segment of our America East season.”

 

Recap

 

Kicking off a three-game road trip, the University at Albany women’s soccer team faced off against Yale Tuesday night in the team’s final nonconference matchup of the season.  The Bulldogs put the Great Danes away early and won 4-0.

 

Yale scored all four of its goals in a 20-minute stretch in the first half starting in the 24th minute when Lydia Shaw connected with Ellery Winkler.  In the 29th minute, Shaw scored a goal of her own.  Emily Yin and Noelle Higginson connected in the 35th, and Yin set up Saje Brar in the 43rd.

 

UAlbany took its first shot of the game, from freshman Leah Pais, in the 68th minute, after Yale had taken 26 on the game.  The Great Danes managed three more shots in quick succession starting in the 83rd minute to bring their game total to four.

 

The Great Danes entered the game unbeaten in each of their last eight, with a record of 5-0-3.  The streak coincided with Sophia Chen taking over the starting goalkeeper role.  During the stretch, UAlbany had outscored opponents 12-5.  The Danes’ previous loss was August 29 at Army West Point.

 

Up next: The Great Danes continue their three-game road trip on Sunday, October 13 at New Hampshire.

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