DURHAM, N.H. — Daphne Voormolen scored her fourth goal of the weekend and walked off with Most Valuable Player honors to help the University at Albany upset top-seeded New Hampshire, 3-1, Sunday in the championship game of the America East Conference field hockey tournament.
The Great Danes (13-7) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament for the third time in five years. The tournament draw will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Great Danes dominated the Wildcats (12-8) in the first half, holding a 9-1 advantage in shots on goal.
First-team all-conference standout Corrine McConville gave UAlbany a 1-0 lead when she converted a penalty stroke in the 10th minute, and Voormolen pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 22nd minute, scoring off a feed from Jessica Longstretch.
New Hampshire cut the lead to 2-1 on a penalty stroke by Casey Pohlmeyer 10 minutes into the second half, but McConville answered with her second goal of the game and 13th of the season just 3:15 later to put the Danes back in control.
The Danes held the Wildcats to four shots, their lowest total of the season.
UAlbany 2 1 — 3
New Hampshire 0 1 — 1
UAlbany scoring: Corrine McConville 2-0, Daphne Voormolen 1-0, Jessica Longstretch 0-1. New Hampshire scoring: Casey Pohlmeyer 1-0, Megan Bozek 0-1.
Goalkeepers: UAlbany, Kristi Troch, 1 save. New Hampshire, Carlie Tarbell, 11 saves.
Hudson Valley CC 20, Hartwick JV 0
TROY — The Hudson Valley Communiy College defense recorded nine sacks and forced three turnovers as the Vikings picked up their second win in 10 games.
Saratoga Springs High School graduate Landon Moore led the way with three sacks and a forced fumble, and Sam Chase (Mechanicville) recovered two fumbles.
Sage falls short
NEWBURGH — NYU-Poly lost the first set, but rallied to defeat Sage in five sets in the semifinals of the Skyline Conference tournament.
The Lady Jays advanced to the finals with a 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 19-25, 15-13 win.
Helen Putriment, a graduate of Cobleskill-Richmondville, led the Gators (20-12) with 14 kills and 20 digs, Joanie Colley (Shenendehowa) finished with 30 assists and Morgan Robinson (Shenendehowa) had nine kills.
Knights earn bid
NASHUA, N.H. — The College of Saint Rose women earned a bid to the NCAA Division II championships with a third-place finish in the NCAA East Regional.
Junior Jordan Westcott (Waterford) was the top finisher for the Golden Knights in the 6k race, crossing the finish line 25th in 22:21.5, the fastest time in program history.
North Country CC 83, FMCC 78
JOHNSTOWN — North Country finished 22-for-31 from the free-throw line to turn back the Raiders.
Aaron Morton had a game-high 17 points for the Raiders (1-1).
Douglass 6-2-14, Heden 5-2-15, Poulter 4-4-16, Boyea 2-7-12, Henderson 3-3-9, Carter 5-5-15. Totals: 25-22-83.
Williams 4-0-11, Irizarry 2-0-4, Jack 2-2-6, Baum 6-3-15, Diallo 1-6-9, Stanislas 3-1-8, Ward 3-0-8, Morton 6-1-17. Totals: 27-13-78.
Halftime: FMCC, 41-35. Three-point goals: Heden 3, Poulter 4, Boyea, Henderson 3, Williams 3, Diallo, Stanislas, Ward 2, Morton 4.
HUDSON VALLEY CC 66, Corning CC 58
CORNING — Jose Reyes (Shenendehowa) and Jeffrey Kruzinski (Schalmont) each scored 14 points as the Vikings rallied from a 33-29 halftime deficit to even their record at 1-1.
Dean 4-1-10, Kruzinski 3-6-14, Reyes 3-6-14, Taylor 6-1-13, Giglio 2-0-6, Fey 1-1-3, Chapman 1-0-2, Krimsky 1-2-4. Totals: 21-19-66.
Griffith 3-1-7, Anderson 3-0-8, Edwards 3-0-7, Garfield 2-0-6, Johnson 1-0-2, Van Burnt 1-0-2, Polk 2-0-4, Brown 5-0-10, Kieya 2-1-6, Saladin 3-0-6. Totals: 25-2-58.
Halftime: Corning CC, 33-29. Three-point goals: Dean, Kruzinski 2, Reyes 2, Giglio 2, Anderson 2, Edwards, Garfield 2, Kieya 1.
North Country CC 44
JOHNSTOWN — Cassandra Flowers pumped in 20 points, and Takima Lucky had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Raiders picked up their second straight victory.
Uras 0-1-1, Keitt 2-2-6, Keziar 3-0-8, Demaris 3-3-9, Gary 1-4-7, Branton 0-1-1, Gausby 1-0-3, LaPage 2-5-9. Totals: 12-16-44.
Jordan 6-0-14, Ward 2-1-6, Mitchell 2-1-6, Flowers 8-1-20, Rutagengwa 5-0-10, McCloud 1-0-2, Lucky 5-7-17, Osborne 3-2-8, Gayle 1-2-4, Sisti 2-1-5. Totals: 35-15-92.
Halftime: FMCC, 39-26. Three-point goals: Keziar 2, Gary, Gausby, Jordan 2, Ward, Mitchell, Flowers 3.
Hudson Valley CC 58, Corning CC 50
CORNING — Rashelle Frazier (Schenectady) and Angelica Smith each had doubles-doubles of 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Vikings picked up their first win.