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Field Hockey Welcomes Colgate in 2018 Home Opener

UAlbany Sports Information   08-31-2018

Sept. 1 vs. Colgate
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Albany, N.Y. —The No. 21 UAlbany field hockey team welcomes Colgate to Alumni Turf Saturday, September 1 for its 2018 home opener. The tilt is slated to begin at 1 p.m. and admission is free.

Last Time Out

UAlbany opened the season at No. 11 Syracuse on Saturday, August 26. Despite outshooting the Orange 10-7 and holding a strong advantage in penalty corners, 13-3, the Great Danes were defeated 1-0. The 0-0 tie lasted until the 38th minute when Roos Weers slid the Orange into the lead. Syracuse, who had not recorded a shot prior to the goal, earned a penalty corner following a UAlbany foul. Tess Queen inserted the penalty corner to Weers who was waiting at the top of the semicircle to Weers who notched the game-winner.

Tale of the Tape

  • UAlbany and Colgate are meeting for the first time since 2009 — UAlbany won, 3-1
  • The Great Danes hold a 7-2 advantage in the all-time series
  • Colgate enters the contest with a 2-1 clip
  • UAlbany (0-1) is searching for its first win of the 2018 season
  • The Great Danes are 3-2 in their last five home openers at Alumni Turf

Top-25 Competition

The Great Danes have a tough fall campaign ahead of them as they are set to face five teams ranked in the Top-25 this season. In addition to battling the Orange, UAlbany also squares-off against Boston College (No. 13) on Sept. 9; Delaware (No. 9) at home Sept. 23; Louisville (No. 8) at home Oct. 21; and America East member Maine (No. 25) at home Oct. 19.

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