Thursday, March 31, 2011

Freshman Allie Phelan Fuels Rally in University of Albany Women Lacroose's 11-10 Comeback Win Against Boston College - UAlbany Sports 2011

Newton, Mass. - Freshman Allie Phelan scored a career-high three goals, including the game-winner with two minutes and 30 seconds remaining, as unbeaten UAlbany rallied for an 11-10 decision over Boston College on Wednesday, March 30 in a matchup of national top-20 programs.

Boston College (7-4) broke a 7-7 tie by scoring three consecutive times. Hannah Alley ignited that run with her 12th goal of the season, before Brittany Wilton converted a free-position shot. In another free-position situation, Jill Amo passed to Brooke Blue for a 10-7 advantage with 7:38 to play.

UAlbany (8-0) started its comeback when Jess Antelmi scored high after beating a defender with a spin move. Rachael Burek forced the Eagles' Kirstin Igoe into a turnover, picked up the ground ball and scored to close the gap to 10-9 with 5:29 remaining

After UAlbany's Nikki Branchini won the following draw, Phelan tied the contest at 10 apiece by connecting in a free-position situation 44 seconds later. Phelan, who had just two goals this season from her midfielder position coming into the contest, converted a low shot to complete the rally.

Wilton finished with four goals for the Eagles, who were coming off Atlantic Coast Conference losses to top-ranked Maryland and No. 5 North Carolina. UAlbany's Jodi Battaglia equaled a season-high with three goals, including one that tied the contest at seven-all with 15:59 left. The Great Danes are ranked in both the IWLCA (#11) and Nike/Inside Lacrosse (#9) polls.

Paw Prints: The Great Danes have won their opening eight games for the first time in the program's Division I history ... UAlbany owns three one-goal wins over Penn State, Oregon and Boston College ... the Great Danes are 26-23 all-time in games decided by two goals or less at the Division I level ... Jodi Battaglia recorded the 11th hat trick of her career .. Battaglia has scored three or more points in five consecutive games ... the senior has moved to 11th in goals (79) and 12th in points (104) on the school's career charts ... Jess Antelmi netted the third goal of her career ... freshman Persy Sample handed out a career-best two assists ... the Great Danes begin America East Conference play on Saturday, April 2 at Stony Brook.


#11/9 UAlbany 11, #19/17 Boston College 10

UAlbany - Scoring: Allie Phelan 3-0, Jodi Battaglia 3-0, Ariana Parker 2-0, Kathleen Lennon 1-0, Rachael Burek 1-0, Jess Antelmi 1-0, Persy Sample 0-2; Goalkeeper(s): Anna Berman (60:00, 6 saves, 10 GA).

Boston College - Scoring: Brittany Wilton 4-0, Brooke Blue 2-0, Hannah Alley 2-0, Kristin Igoe 1-1, Sam Taylor 1-0, Jill Amo 0-2, Moira Barry 0-1; Goalkeeper(s): Sheila Serafino (60:00, 9 saves, 11 GA).

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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