ALBANY, N.Y. -- Corrine McConville converted a penalty stroke late in the game, but the Great Danes were unable to complete the comeback, as #21 UAlbany fell to 7th-ranked UConn in non-conference field hockey action on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. The Great Danes drop to 2-3 on the season, while the Huskies improve to 5-0.
UConn scored first, as Marie Elena Bolles tipped in an initial shot from Louisa Boddy on a penalty corner, just over 20 minutes into play. The Huskies doubled their score in the second half, as Boddy's hard shot from the top of the circle on another corner hit the back of the cage. Chrissy Davidson and Katherine Baker assisted on the goal.
After a scramble in front of the cage in the 64th minute, UAlbany earned a penalty stroke. McConville sent the ball into the upper left corner of the net, cutting the Great Danes' deficit in half. UAlbany had other scoring attempts as time wound down, but UConn held onto the one-goal win.
The teams played evenly on the stats sheet, as both squads recorded 12 shots. UAlbany held a slight 6-5 advantage in penalty corners. Kristi Troch made six saves in the cage for the Great Danes, while UConn's Sarah Mansfield stopped eight UAlbany shots.
UAlbany will return to action next weekend, taking a road trip to the Midwest to play Missouri State on Friday and Iowa on Sunday.