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Beerkens' First Career Goals Push UAlbany Over Holy Cross

UAlbany Sports Information   09-01-2017

Score: UAlbany 5  -  Holy Cross 3
Location: Worcester, Mass
Records: UAlbany 1-2 Holy Cross 0-2
Short Story: Tied up 2-2 at the half, the Great Danes pulled ahead outscoring Holy Cross 3-1 in the second half. 

KEY STATS

  • Camryn Dias led UAlbany in points recording two assists and a goal.
  • Freshman Ghislaine Beerkens was the Great Danes’ top scorer of the game with two goals, the firsts of her career at UAlbany.
  • At keeper, Melissa Nealon was awarded her first career win with two saves.
  • UAlbany outshot Holy Cross 22-7 controlling the pace of the game with six penalty corners

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders' Lauren Ineson scored the first goal of the game in the 9th minute.
  • Freshman Katie MacCallum and junior Frederike Helmke took the lead with back-to-back goals in the 11th and 15th minute respectively.
  • Holy Cross countered with a goal to tie the score 2-2 from a low shot ball after a pass from Emily Loprete outside the circle in the 18th minute.
  • In the second half, Holy Cross forward, Maureen Connolly scored in the 44th minute on a ball that flew loose from the keeper.
  • Dias scored her first goal of the season in the 49th minute, followed by two unassisted goals from Beerkens in the 58th and 66th minutes.

COMMENTS FROM COACHING STAFF
"We started off a bit slow. We woke up in the 2nd half and played very well the last twenty minutes or so. We're getting better each game but we have a long way to go," said head coach Phil Sykes.

Next up, the Great Danes will take on Boston University Friday, September 8th on Alumni Turf at 1 P.M.

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