Saturday, March 21, 2015

#18 University of Albany Women’s Lacrosse Records 4th 20-Goal Game of Season - UAlbany Sports 2015

LOWELL, MASS. – University at Albany women’s lacrosse (7-1, 1-0 AE) tallied 21-straight goals to down UMass Lowell (0-8, 0-1 AE) 21-1 in Lowell, Mass., on Saturday afternoon. Rachel Bowles and Dakotah Savitcheff led the way with four goals apiece, while Alie Jimerson and Maureen Keggins had five assists each. The Danes won four of the first five draws to take an early lead in time of possession. UAlbany claimed a 4-0 advantage seven minutes into the game, including two goals from Bowles. The junior and Savitcheff combined for all eight of their goals in the first half. On the defensive end, the River Hawks failed to clear the ball out of their own end in the first half. The Danes scored 10 goals in 15 minutes to garner a running clock mid-way through the period. Christine Johnson netted her first goal of the season to advance to an 11-0 lead. Savitcheff tallied her 30th goal of the season three minutes later on an assist from Maureen Keggins. Keggins recorded three-straight points, including the ensuing goal and another dish to Emma Powlin for a 14-0 edge at the 7:30 mark of the first half. UAlbany led 15-0 at halftime. With the game safely in hand, the Danes saw Nichole Eamer and Amanda Obenshain score early in the second half. The Purple & Gold reached the 20-goal mark on a tally by Andrea Flood, with the assist credited to Emily Mizer. Scoring concluded for the Great Danes on a goal by Kenzie Neal with 11 minutes left to play. Saturday’s victory marks the fourth time the nation’s top scoring offense has recorded 20 goals. UAlbany’s 37 points marks a new single-game program record, after breaking the previous record earlier this season against Manhattan. Ten different UAlbany players scored, with Keggins recording a game-high eight points. Courtney Henderson came away with the win in goal. With four goals and one assist, Rachel Bowles passed former teammate Rachael Burek on the Division I career scoring list, now ranking fifth with 108 career goals. She is seventh on the D-I points leaderboard with 145. On Saturday March 28, UAlbany women’s lacrosse returns to John Fallon Field to face New Hampshire at noon.

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