#21 UAlbany to Face UC Davis in America East Quarterfinals
ALBANY, N.Y.— UAlbany opens up the America East Field Hockey Tournament this Thursday, November 2nd with quarterfinal action against UC Davis at 1:00 p.m. in UMass Lowell. The winner of Thursday’s matchup will face the winner of Game 3, California and New Hampshire, with the championship game taking place on Sunday, Nov. 5th.
AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Quarterfinals - Thursday, Nov. 2
Game 1 – #E1 Albany vs. #W4 UC Davis, 1:00 p.m.
Game 2 – #W1 Stanford vs. #E4 UMass Lowell, 3:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals – Friday, Nov. 3
Game 3 – #W2 California vs. #E3 New Hampshire, 12 p.m.
Game 4 – #E2 Maine vs. #W3 Pacific, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 4
Game 5 – Game #1 Winner vs. Game #3 Winner, 12 p.m.
Game 6 – Game #2 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner, 2:30 p.m.
Final – Sunday, Nov. 5
Game 7 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 1 p.m.
GREAT DANES RETURN TO TOURNAMENT
The Great Danes return to the America East Tournament for the 14th straight year. UAlbany holds five America East championship titles, with the most recent title captured in 2015. In 2014, the Great Danes went on a historic run to the NCAA Final Four with current seniors, Anna Bottino and Kelsey Briddell.
UALBANY LOOKS FOR 2017 TITLE
This season the Great Danes earned a share of the America East regular season title, with East Division rival the Maine Black Bears. UAlbany closed out the regular season with a 11-6 overall record, and a 6-2 record in conference. The Great Danes outshot their opponents 233-167 and recorded 46 goals compared to their opponents 26. Freshman duo, Katie MacCallum and Ghislaine Beerkens lead the team with 10 goals.
SCOUTING UC DAVIS
UC Davis enters the tournament as the #4 seed of the West Division. The Aggies have an overall record of 1-16 and a conference record of 0-6. UC Davis recorded a 2-1 win over Bryant University September 15th. Leading the conference in saves per game, Chelsea Bigelow has recorded 137 this season.
Player to Watch: Freshman Emily Chen leads the Aggies with three goals, and seven assists.
The entire championship will be streamed for free at AmericaEast.TV and will be available on computers, tablets and smartphones for free.
Stay up-to-date on the tournament by visiting Championship Central for streaming and live stats links as well as box scores, highlights and recaps following each round in addition to team information, tournament history and more.