Albany and Fairfield won their America East openers Saturday.
Albany and Fairfield won their America East openers Saturday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Albany, Fairfield Take America East Openers

Release: 10/06/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The two teams with the best non-conference records among America East field hockey squads kept up their success in their league openers as Albany and Fairfield were victorius Saturday.

Saturday, October 5

#12 Albany 1 at Maine 0
Box Score

  • The Great Danes (10-1, 1-0 AE) scored a pair of first-half goals and held off a charge from the Black Bears (5-5, 1-1 AE) to take their America East opener in Orono Saturday.
  • Both of Albany's scores came off penalty corners, the first by Fiori Van Rijswijk in the 13th minute and the second by Paula Heuser in the 31st minute.
  • Nicole Sevey got Maine within one just 1:46 after Heuser's score.
  • Natasha Ford kept the Black Bears in the game with nine saves as Albany outshot Maine, 22-10.

Fairfield 6, at Vermont 2
Box Score | Highlights

  • Fairfield (9-2, 1-0 AE) tallied four first-half scores en route to a win over Vermont (0-11, 0-1 AE) in the league opener for both teams in Burlington Saturday.
  • The win is the sixth in a row for the Stags.
  • Hilary Fitts paced Fairfield with two goals and an assist.
  • Julie DePaeuw, Felicitas Heinen, Shealyn Testa and Kaitlyn Taddeo also scored.
  • Molly Higgins and Colleen Slaughter found the back of the cage for Vermont.