Saturday, March 7, 2015

University of Albany's Savitcheff Scores Seven in 21-3 Women’s Lacrosse Victory Over Central Connecticut - UAlbany Sports 2015

ALBANY, N.Y.- In its third game with 20 goals or more, University at Albany women’s lacrosse (4-0) downed Central Connecticut (1-5) 21-3 at John Fallon Field on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore attack Dakotah Savitcheff led the Danes with seven goals. Central Connecticut got on the board first, after UAlbany turned the ball over on the opening draw. Savitcheff found the back of the cage to tie the game at one from Maureen Keggins five minutes later. The Purple & Gold went down 2-1 after two shots on goal by Rachel Bowles were saved on the other end. Emma Powlin won the first of her five draws on the day on the ensuing play, and made her way towards the offensive end shortly after. She put the score even at two goals apiece on an assist from Bowles. Bowles scored the go-ahead goal, her eighth of the season with 17 minutes to play in the first. As part of a 12-goal unanswered rally for UAlbany to end the first half, Savitcheff scored four goals, while Bowles recorded three. Keggins, Katherine Sweeney, Nichole Eamer and Julie Cryderman also ripped for the back of the net before the end of the first half. The Danes out-shot the Blue Devils 29-3 in the first 30 minutes, and took an 11-6 advantage on draw controls. UAlbany won six of the last seven draws to conclude the half. Central Connecticut’s bid for the comeback ended quickly to open the second. The Blue Devils scored the first goal of the half, but Powlin responded five minutes later to spur a seven-goal rally. The freshman was assisted by Sarah Martin, who recorded her first assist of the season on the play. Sweeney, Savitcheff, Cryderman and Kenzie Neal notched goals before the game was through. Eleven Danes recorded at least one point, with nine tallying multiple points. Three UAlbany players dished out three assists, and six scored two goals or more. Christine Johnson led John Battaglino’s squad with six draw controls. Freshman Emma Powlin added five to help UAlbany control the game in the midfield. In the cage, Courtney Henderson had four saves to advance her record to 4-0 in 2015. With a six-point performance, Rachel Bowles moved up another spot on the Division I career points leaderboard to No. 8. The junior passed Christine Grueniger with 129 points to date. Dakotah Savitcheff became just the fifth Division I Dane to score seven goals or more in a single game. UAlbany women’s lacrosse looks to extend its undefeated record to 5-0 against No. 2 North Carolina on Friday, March 13.

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