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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. 


  • 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


  • 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.

"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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