Road Teams Go 3-0-1 Thurs; 4 Games Sunday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Road teams went 3-0-1 on Thursday night, including Maine picking up a win at Hartford in a battle between 1-0 teams. Here is a look at last night's acton:
Friday, October 4
- Albany & New Hampshire scored just over a minute apart in the first half and played a 1-1 tie in Durham.
- Alexa Schneider tallied first for the Great Danes at the 33:21 mark in the first half, with New Hampshire's Kirsten O'Neil tying the game just 1:33 seconds later.
- The Wildcats outshot the Great Danes 24-7 and Albany goalkeeper Alana Brennan made 12 saves in the contest.
- Alexa Quaranta stole a clear attempt and beat Binghamton keeper Gaby Gold with a shot that trickled into the far post to give UMBC a 1-0 win in double-overtime.
- The win was UMBC's first in conference play since 2010 and they are now 5-2-1 in their last eight games.
- Binghamton held a 15-7 advantage in shots as Lauren Kadet made five saves in net for UMBC to get the shutout.
- Vermont scored twice in the final 25 minutes to break a 1-1 tie and grab a 3-1 road victory over UMass Lowell.
- Nikki McFarland scored the only goal of the first half for Vermont, which took a 1-0 lead into the break.
- UMass Lowell tied things up on a header by Colleen Corliss in the 65th minute.
- Bre Pletnik tallied what proved to be the game-winner on a header off a Haley Marks cross. Marks also assisted on Paige Phillips insurance goal in the 85th minute.
- Eve L'Abbe put home a rebound in the 79th minute of play to give visiting Maine a 1-0 win over Hartford.
- Both teams played strong defensively and limited chances, as the squads combined for just six shots on goal.
- It was Maine's first win over the Hawks since Oct. 17, 2010 and first win at Hartford since 2009.
Sunday, October 6
Albany at UMBC, 1 pm
- The Retrievers are coming off their first conference win since 2010
- Albany keeper Alana Brennan is averaging 6.83 saves per game which is tops in the conference.
Maine at Vermont, 1 pm
- Maine is the lone 2-0 team in the conference entering Sunday after defeating Hartford, 1-0, on the road.
- Vermont defeated UMass Lowell 3-1 on Thursday. The Catamount have had eight different players score this season, the most in the America East.
UMass Lowell at Stony Brook, 2 pm
- Stony Brook had Thursday off and looks to keep pace with Maine for the top spot in the conference.
- The Seawolves lead the conference in goals with 19.
- The River Hawks dropped a 3-1 decision to Maine in their conference-opener. They are looking for their first Division I win.
New Hampshire at Hartford, 2 pm
- Hartford looks to bounce-back from a 1-0 loss to Maine on Thursday. The Hawks remain the top defensive team in the conference, allowing only 0.58 goals per game.
- Hartford goalkeeper Jessica Jurg leads the conference with five shutouts.
- New Hampshire has tied three-straight games including a pair of scoreless ties. The Wildcats have had trouble scoring all year, but have received stellar play from freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan.