UAlbany vs. New York: Great Danes Face Two In-State Rivals
ALBANY, N.Y. - UAlbany will take on its two in-state in-conference rivals this week, hosting Binghamton at Bob Ford Field on Thursday, October 10th at 7 p.m., then heading to Long Island to play reigning league champion Stony Brook on Sunday, October 13th at 2 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.
The Great Danes are looking for their first conference victory, coming into Thursday at 1-10-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the America East. In its last game, UAlbany tried to comeback against UMBC with an 81st minute goal from Caitlyn Paltsios, but the Retrievers won 3-1 in Baltimore. Paltsios earned her second goal of the year with her score. Alexa Quaranta scored a goal for UMBC with 10 shots.
Tickets for the UAlbany-Binghamton game on Thursday night are $7 for general admission and $2 for children 12 and under and senior 65 and over. All students, faculty and staff can enter for free with a University ID.
The Great Danes defeated both of its New York in-conference foes last season. With three goals in the final six minutes, UAlbany surged past Stony Brook for a 4-1 victory at home, including a goal and two assists by Maggie DeVerna. Her sister Chelsea scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Binghamton in the next contest. Alana Brennan earned the win in both games in goal for UAlbany. In the DI series, UAlbany is 3-10-1 against Binghamton and 4-11 versus Stony Brook.
Binghamton stands at 5-4-2, going 0-1-1 in a couple of double overtime America East games, falling to UMBC 1-0 in its last contest. Sophomore forward Stephani Church leads the team with three goals and an assist, while sophomore midfielder Rebecca Raber has a goal and three assists. The primary keeper is senior Carrie Martin, who has a 84.2% save percentage and a 0.72 GAA.
At 7-3-1 going into Thursday, Stony Brook has six points in-conference after league-opening wins over Vermont and UMass Lowell. Senior forward Larissa Nysch leads the America East with six goals and 15 points, while sophomore defender Stella Norman has a league-best four assists, adding three goals. Redshirt junior Ashley Castanio has a 79.7% save percentage in goal, having a 1.09 GAA.