Women’s Soccer Season Ends With Loss to Albany
The women’s soccer team’s storybook season came to a close on Monday (Oct. 31), as the Hawks dropped a 1-0 decision to Albany in the semifinals of the America East Championship at Al-Marzook Field.
The second-seeded Hawks and third-seeded Great Danes originally had been scheduled to play on Sunday, but the game was postponed due to snow. Albany now advances to face No. 1 Boston University in the America East title game on Saturday (Nov. 5).
The Hartford women finished the 2011 season with a 13-2-3 overall record, which included a 16-game unbeaten streak. The Hawks’ only loss during the regular season was to nationally ranked Boston University.
Last week, seven members of the Hartford women’s soccer team won postseason honors for leading the Hawks in their historic season, including sophomore keeper Erin Quinlan, who was named the America East Goalkeeper of the Year.
On Tuesday (Nov. 1), three Hawks scored a second postseason honor when they were named to the America East All-Academic Team. Caitlin Alves, Christiana Lang, and Amélia Pereira, all juniors, joined eight others in earning a distinction that represents the best academically and athletically among the nine-team league.
See complete coverage and video highlights of Monday’s America East semifinal game against Albany.