Field Hockey Tallies Second Shutout in Win Over Cornell on Sunday



 ALBANY, N.Y.- The University at Albany field hockey team recorded its second shutout in three games with a 3-0 win against Cornell at Alumni Field on Sunday.

“There were a lot of positives,” said head coach Phil Sykes. “Cornell is a well-coached team and we prepared for battle all week. Overall I was really pleased with the team defensive effort.”

Sophomore Emily White tallied her first career goal in the fifth minute. The forward converted on a rebounded shot by senior Daphne Voormolen.

The Great Danes continued to knock on the door in the first half, out-shooting the Big Red 13-1, but concluded the first 35 minutes of play with a 1-0 lead.

Cornell called a timeout with 14 minutes left in the contest to regroup. The Big Red took their only penalty corner of the game shortly thereafter. Cornell had a few quality looks following the timeout.

But UAlbany didn’t let up in the second half after the brief momentum shift. Freshman Molly Mariano widened the scoring margin to 2-0 in the 59th minute on a rebound from Laura Page. Senior Corrine McConville fired a shot off the crossbar in the 62nd minute off a penalty corner.

Daphne Voormolen gave the Great Danes more breathing room five minutes later, taking the ball on a scramble outside the circle and finding the right corner of the net.

Freshman Maxi Primus made one save in 70 minutes in the cage for the Great Danes.

UAlbany opens the season 3-0 for the first time since 2010. The Great Danes have out-scored their opponents 15-1 and out-shot them 67-8. The squad has also posted a 30-4 advantage on penalty corners.

Next up for Phil Sykes & co. is Yale on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Alumni Field at 1 p.m.