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Women’s soccer blanked by Albany 1-0
Great Danes score game-winner in 15th minute
October 6, 2011Tweet
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ALBANY, N.Y.—Casey Marks netted the game’s lone goal in the 15th minute to propel Albany (3-9, 1-2 AE) past visiting Binghamton (4-7-1, 1-2-1 AE) 1-0 in a women’s soccer game Thursday afternoon from Varsity Field.
The Bearcats owned a 17-7 advantage in shots but were blanked for the eighth time in 12 games this season. Each of BU’s seven losses has been by the narrow 1-0 margin with no team scoring more than once against the Bearcats.
Albany netted the eventual game-winner on its first shot of the game with Marks finding the net off a corner kick from teammate Rebecca Lee. Binghamton responded with five shots in the first half and then opened it up with 12 in the second period, but couldn’t net the equalizer.
“We turned on the pressure in the second half and really put a good effort with a great work rate,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “We’re looking to put a full game together going forward. When we do that we will be on the other side of these results. I thought we were a bit unlucky today because we had some pretty good chances to score. But we have to get back to training and lock some things down as we move into our final four games of conference play.”
Junior forward Candice Rowland produced the team’s best two scoring chances. In the first half, Rowland moved past several Great Danes’ defenders with a great individual effort before narrowly missing from close range. Later, she ripped a point-blank shot that Albany keeper Jacky Urbert got a hand on in a stellar reflex save.
Sophomore defender Meghan McCarty was named BU’s America East Player of the Game after her solid work on the back line.
Sophomore keeper Carrie Martin was called on to make just one save. Ubert made nine saves for the shutout.
The Bearcats play at defending champion Boston University at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Binghamton entered the game owning an 8-1-1 record against Albany in the all-time series. The previous Great Danes’ win came in 2007.