By Christian Hince | October 16, 2023
This past week saw the following outcomes for University at Albany sports:
Amanda Chambers’ 6K time of 21:22.6 on Friday was good for 10th all-time in school history.
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Thursday, Oct. 12 - Women’s soccer got their first conference win in a 4-0 home rout of UMBC. UAlbany forward Selva Elverum was dominant, scoring two goals and adding an assist in the Great Danes’ highest-scoring performance of the season. UAlbany moved to 1-3-2 in league and 4-7-2 overall.
Friday, Oct. 13:
Cross country competed in the IC4A & ECAC Championships. The women finished 21st out of 34 teams, led by Amanda Chambers who placed 15th overall in 21:22.6, moving her to top-10 all time at UAlbany for the 6K. She was distantly followed in scoring by Alondra Cruz-Delgado at 109th. For the men’s 8K, freshman Nikolas Christian led scorers for the first time in his career, placing 194th in 26:07.8.
Field hockey endured their first conference loss of the year, falling at #20 UMass Lowell 3-2. Ranked #19, the Great Danes outshot the River Hawks 11-8, with a 5-4 lead in shots on goal. UAlbany fell to 9-4 on the season and 5-1 in league.
Saturday, Oct. 14:
Football was outpaced at New Hampshire, losing 38-31 for their first conference defeat of the year. UAlbany led 24-14 in the early third quarter before the Wildcats came back alive. In a game that featured over 800 yards of total offense, Reese Poffenbarger threw for 373 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. His second turnover came with 32 seconds left, when he threw a deep ball from New Hampshire’s 35 that was seized by defensive back Brendan Tighe.
Wideouts Julian Hicks and Brevin Easton got two touchdowns each. Hicks scored on catches from 75 and 32 yards out, finishing with 162 on four receptions, while Easton scored on catches from 50 and 38 yards out, ending at 106 on four receptions as well. UAlbany sits at 2-1 in league and 4-3 overall with the defeat.
Men’s soccer snapped their four-game winless streak in a 2-0 home victory over UMass Lowell for the 500th win in program history. Jeff Thielmann and Anders Castillo scored in the sixth and 27th minute, respectively, with UAlbany outshooting the River Hawks 13-2 in the first half. The Great Danes moved to 1-2-1 in conference and 5-7-1 overall after the win.
Golf came in first of five at the Hawk Invitational in Lakewood, NJ, with a team finish of +33. Senior Malene Clausen led the entire competition with a final score of +4.
Sunday, Oct. 16:
Field hockey dropped their second straight in a 4-3 home loss against #3 North Carolina. The afternoon saw three ties and two lead changes, with UNC scoring the winning goal with under three minutes left. UAlbany outshot the Tar Heels 16-12, and they now sit at 9-5.
Volleyball was swept in three sets at home against Binghamton. After trailing 17-7 in the first, UAlbany battled back to a 23-22 deficit before falling 25-23. Down 23-16 in the second, they surged again to make it a one-point set before falling by the same score. They dropped the third by a more distant 25-20. The Great Danes sit at 6-12 overall and 1-3 in conference after the loss.