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Great Dane teams on winning streak

Bouna Coundoul

Bouna Coundoul

Two of UAlbany’s athletic teams have qualified for conference tournaments and represent an unprecedented record in Division I play.

The University at Albany men’s soccer team has qualified for the America East Conference tournament for the first time. The Great Danes beat Binghamton 3-2 on Nov. 3 to win a berth in the semifinals of the America East’s conference tournament.

Senior, goalie Bouna Coundoul recorded two shutouts in helping the Great Danes secure their first-ever America East postseason tournament berth. Coundoul also stopped six shots in a non-league win against Army. He leads the nation with a 0.40 goals against average and has 11 shut outs.

The Great Danes’ semifinal match will be played on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at UAlbany at 1:00 p.m. – and the championship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 or Sunday, Nov. 14, at the host institution, based on the winner of the semifinal matches.

Shelby Goldman

Shelby Goldman

UAlbany’s women’s volleyball team (24-5, AE 12-0) has won 18 consecutive matches, the school’s longest winning streak in any sport since the men’s basketball team won 17 straight in the 1993-94 season.

Ashlee Reed posted a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs to lead the UAlbany team to a 3-0 victory over America East opponent UMBC on Saturday, Nov. 6. Ashley Hunter led the Great Danes offensively with 15 kills while Ashley Green chipped in 10. On the defensive side, Ashley DeNeal notched a team-high 16 digs while Susan Spierre and Shelby Goldman each recorded three block assists. Blair Buchanan tallied a game-high 39 assists to go along with 11 digs defensively. Earlier this fall, Eileen Nicole Rodriguez became the NCAA Division I career service aces record holder.

With the win, the Great Danes clinched home court advantage for the America East tournament. The 2004 championships will be held on the UAlbany campus on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20.

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