Two Records Set as UAlbany Tops Northeastern
Score: UAlbany 3, Northeastern 1
Location: Casey Stadium – Albany, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (6-3-0) | Northeastern (3-5-1)
Short Story: Striker Mariah Williams picked up a pair of goals and set the new all-time goals scored record to help carry the UAlbany women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Northeastern on Thursday. Caroline Kopp set the new all-time assists record after assisting Jasmine Colbert in scoring the second goal of the game.
How It Happened:
Mariah Williams blasted a shot across the goalie box and into the lower corner of the net in the 50th minute, scoring the first goal of the game.
Teammate Jasmine Colbert increased the lead to two, 2-0, assisted by Caroline Kopp in the 61st minute. Kopp’s assist set the new program record of all-time career assists.
At the 77th minute, Hannah Rosenblatt of Northeastern scored, assisted by Mikenna McManus.
Mariah Williams scored the final goal of the evening, assisted by Jada Colbert. Williams’ goal set the new program record of all-time career goals.
The final score was 3-1 UAlbany.
Comments From Head Coach Nick Bochette:
"We're very pleased with such a positive result tonight. Northeastern was the preseason pick to win a strong CAA and is a dynamic, athletic, and skilled team. We talk a lot within our group about spending our training sessions and games focusing on the little things that will add up to the big things and the positive results; and tonight was the product of many of those little successes. As fantastic as this game was, however, our focus will not change going forward. We still have a lot of learning to do, and we're excited about two more games leading up to conference play.
One thing we honestly never talk about amongst ourselves in this team are statistical records. Caroline and Mariah are unequivocally team-first & win-first kinds of players and I'm one hundred percent sure that both of them are more excited about a quality victory than setting any record. However, as we look back at another quality performance from two seniors who have been such big influencers for their entire career, what they both have done is incredibly impressive. There's still a lot both of these young women plan to accomplish, but we couldn't be happier for two of the most trusted players in our program's history to earn such impressive honors."
Next: The Great Danes play away at Dartmouth at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16th.