Field Hockey to Close Regular Season Play at UNH
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Great Danes will compete in the last America East regular season game this Friday, October 27th in Durham, N.H. against the UNH Wildcats. UAlbany will enter the game with a season record of 10-6 and 5-2 in conference, while UNH is 6-10 overall and 3-3 in conference. This will be UAlbany’s final game before the America East Tournament which will take place in UMass Lowell Nov. 2- Nov. 5.
New Hampshire- Friday, October 27th in Durham, N.H. @ 3:00 P.M.
LAST TIME ON THE TURF
Last weekend the Great Danes were 1-1 against America East opponents Vermont and Maine. Against Vermont the Great Danes went to overtime claiming a 3-2 win. UAlbany trailed by two goals with just 20 minutes left of play. Dana Bozek scored both goals in the remaining time of regulation. However, it was Briddell in just 27 seconds of overtime that scored the game-winning goal. However, UAlbany was not able to translate the victory into another win on Sunday. The Great Danes fell to the Maine Black Bears 1-0 off of a penalty stroke. Although the Great Danes had possession for the majority of the game and outshot Maine, they were unable to produce a goal.
SCOUTING UNH (6-10 | AE 3-3) Last weekend Maine claimed a 4-3 victory over the UMass Lowell River Hawks. New Hampshire scored all four of its goals in the first half. However, UMass Lowell dominated in the third half with three goals, but was unable to catch the Wildcats. New Hampshire’s goals were distributed among four players allowing a spread in the offense.
Player to Watch: Gianna Bensasia a senior midfielder ranks second on the team in assists (4) and has scored one goal this season. Last season Bensasia was ranked 6th in the nation in assists with 13. Most recently she was selected to participate in the 2017 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game.
Against UAlbany: The first meeting this season, the Great Danes shutout New Hampshire 4-0. Camryn Dias led the offense with two goals. Both Katie MacCallum and Ghislaine Beerkens fired a goal as well. Additionally, this was Melissa Nealon’s first shutout of her career. In the record books UAlbany leads the all-time series 13-10.