Short Story: Striker Mariah Williams picked up a pair of goals and added an assist to help lift the UAlbany women’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory against URI on Sunday afternoon. Six different Great Danes scored in the tilt including Meghan Cavanaugh who finished the day with four points (1g, 2a).
How It Happened:
Mariah Williams blasted a shot off the goalkeeper’s hands and into the back off the net off a pass from Meghan Cavanaugh in the 12th minute.
Teammate Claire Stackel increased the lead to two, 2-0, with an unassisted tally.
At 36:09, Jasmine Colbert connected with Williams who added her second goal of the game. The Great Danes carried a 3-0 advantage into the break.
The two teams traded goals in the second half. Cavanaugh struck first at 56:31 before the Ram’s Emily Wakeford for her team on the board at 64:18.
UAlbany held the ball for most of the game as they went on to outshoot their opponents 22-8. Goalkeeper Andrea Leitner denied four shots in the contest while her counterpart recorded eight.
Comments From Head Coach Nick Bochette:
"We're happy with the positive result here at home against URI. I think we were at our aggressive best for bits and pieces of our first half, and showed how dangerous we can be when we're on the front foot. We capitalized on some scoring chances early, and did well to assert ourselves during a 3-0 first half. Some complacency snuck into our tempo in the second half, and we would have rather kept the pedal firmly to the floor, but all-in-all we are happy to enjoy a solid victory today and look forward to our next challenge against Northeastern on Thursday."
Next: The Great Danes continue their homestand with a 7:00 pm nightcap against Northeastern on Thursday, Sept. 13.