Women's Soccer Defeats New Hampshire 2-0
Score: UAlbany 2, New Hampshire 0
Location: Wildcat Stadium in Durham, N.H.
Records: UAlbany (6-4-3, 3-0-1 AE); New Hampshire (6-6-0, 2-2-0 AE)
Short story: The UAlbany women’s soccer team bounces back with a big second half from Katie Gowing to clinch victory on the road at New Hampshire.
- Katie Gowing scored her first two goals of the season
- Sophia Chen made six saves and recorded her fifth shutout of the season
- New Hampshire outshot UAlbany 19-13
- UAlbany has shut out New Hampshire in three-straight games
Coach Bochette: “This was an important game and an important result for us. I was excited to see how the group would respond after we dropped our first game in nearly six weeks against Yale last week, and I was wildly impressed with our attitude and intent today. We remain unbeaten in conference play halfway through the America East schedule, but that means little if we don’t stay true to our commitment to improve every step of the way. We have another big opportunity on the road on Thursday and are really relishing the challenges ahead of us.”
Continuing their three-game road trip, the University at Albany women’s soccer team paid New Hampshire a visit on Sunday. The Great Danes and the Wildcats met twice last season, including in the America East quarterfinal round. In both games, UAlbany held New Hampshire scoreless, and that trend continued Sunday, with the Danes defeating the Wildcats 2-0.
The first half went by without a score and saw New Hampshire outshoot UAlbany 8-5. Each goalkeeper, Sophia Chen for UAlbany and Cat Sheppard for New Hampshire, recorded three first-half saves.
UAlbany broke through shortly after halftime in the 54th minute when Katie Gowing scored her first goal of the season off a setup from Kendra Harbinger. Gowing added an insurance goal in the 67th minute after a setup from Hailey Summers.
New Hampshire maintained its shot advantage in the second half, outshooting UAlbany 11-8 after halftime. Chen made three more saves in the second half for a total of six for the game. UAlbany took five corner kicks in the second half, while New Hampshire managed just two.
The Great Danes have now shut out the Wildcats in three straight games, holding a 6-0 scoring advantage during that stretch. Chen is now 6-1-3 as a starter and has recorded five shutouts. UAlbany extends its best conference start in history to 3-0-1.
Up next: The Great Danes conclude their three-game road trip with a visit to Stony Brook on Thursday, October 17 for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.