Hartford With a Chance to Clinch Playoff Spot As Part of Sunday Women's Soccer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Teams are starting to battle for spots in the America East Championship as women's soccer enters the tail end of the season. We are less than three weeks away from the America East Championship quarterfinal round on October 25. One game to watch for is Albany visiting Hartford in a rematch of last year's semifinal game. Wins by both Hartford and Boston University will set-up a match-up of undefeated teams next Thursday.
Sunday, October 7
- After starting off the season with six wins in their first eight games, Binghamton has struggled to score goals and has lost four of its last five contests.
- The Bearcats have been shutout in four of the last five games, posting an 0-4-1 record in the span.
- Maine is looking to get back in the win column as well, with an 0-2-1 record over the last three contests.
- The Terriers capture their 28th-straight conference win on Thursday, scoring in the final seconds to beat UMBC, 1-0.
- Stony Brook is coming off a heartbreaking, 2-1, double-overtime loss to Vermont, as the Seawolves lost at home for the first time this year.
- Boston U holds a 10-2-1 advantage all-time against Stony Brook.
- The Great Danes and Hawks meet in a rematch of last year's America East semifinal that Albany won, 1-0.
- The match-up could be very important in determining the No. 1 seed in the conference championship, with Hartford unbeaten in league play and Albany standing with just one loss.
- Both teams are coming off wins on Thursday night, as Albany topped Binghamton, 1-0, and Hartford beat Maine, 3-0.
- The Hawks have been very tough at home, posting a 6-1-1 record. They can clinch a spot in the America East Championship with a win or tie.
- Vermont snapped its eight-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, beating Stony Brook, 2-1, in double overtime on the road on Thursday night.
- New Hampshire had a bye on Thursday and are coming off a non-conference loss to Harvard on Tuesday.
- Kirstyn Corder has been the catalyst in her rookie season for the Wildcats, leading the team with four goals and three assists
Thursday, October 4
- Erin Quinlan notched her seventh shutout of the season, making 10 saves to help Hartford remain unbeaten with a road win over Maine.
- Three different Hawks scored, with freshman Sydney Spremullo notching the eventual game-winner in the 22nd minute.
- Amelia Pereira scored her league-leading 10th goal of the season.
- Freshman Rachel Blauner scored her first career goal with 18 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Boston University women's soccer team past UMBC, 1-0
- It was the 28th-straight win in America East play for the Terriers.
- The Terriers outshot the Retrievers 28-4 in the contest, and moved to 10-0-0 in the all-time series with UMBC.
- Kerry Glynn put home a rebound off a missed penalry kick by Bre Pletnik in the second overtime to give Vermont a thrilling, 2-1, double-overtime win at Stony Brook.
- Pletnik was awarded the Penalty after Ahriel Fernandez was issued a red card for a dangerous tackle in the box.
- Larissa Nysch tallied first for the Seawolves, giving Stony Brook a, 1-0, lead in the 51st minute.
- Pletnik knotted the game at one just 12 minutes later, scoring in the 63rd minute.
- Chelsea DeVerna scored for the third consecutive America East Conference match, which was the game-winner for UAlbany over Binghamton, 1-0.
- Great Dane goalkeeper Alana Brennan recorded her first career clean sheet, saving the only opportunity Binghamton put on net in the 80th minute.
- Bearcat goalkeeper Carrie Martin, who is second in the conference in goals against average (0.75), made two saves on three chances in the match.