Saturday, March 8, 2014

UAlbany's Women Lacrosse Takes 2011 NCAA First Round Rematch at Dartmouth, 13-7

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team (4-0) earned its fourth-straight win on Saturday at Dartmouth (3-2). Two-time America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Bowles had four goals and one assist in the victory. Senior Allie Phelan also notched four goals. The Great Danes got down 2-0 early after Jaclyn Leto scored one minute into the game and again on a free position shot. UAlbany responded by scoring four-straight goals, one apiece from Bowles, Nichole Eamer, Allie Phelan and Katherine Sweeney. After the Big Green scored with 12 minutes left in the first half, Phelan scored two-straight to keep Dartmouth at bay, 6-3. John Battaglino’s squad ended the first half with a 6-4 edge. The Big Green scored twice to tie the game at seven with 18 minutes left, but Bowles and Phelan combined for three unassisted goals to extend the lead back to three goals. UAlbany wrapped up scoring with goals from Ariana Parker, Bowles and Maureen Keggins. Bowles has now scored in eight of her last nine games dating back to last season. Anna Berman made seven saves in the cage for UAlbany. Christine Johnson led the Purple & Gold with four draw controls. The Great Danes continue the 2014 season at home next weekend against St. Bonaventure on Friday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m., and Cornell on Sunday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m.

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