March 16, 2012

Albany Downs Longwood for Fifth Straight Win

from press release

ALBANY, N.Y. - Amanda Pollock, Rachael Burek and Mel Rorie each collect four goals as the University at Albany defeat Longwood, 20-5, for its fifth straight victory on Friday, March 16 in non-conference women's lacrosse action. Rorie recorded her 100th career point with her second goal in the first half.

Five players recorded four-point performances on the day for a team total of 28. Jess Antelmi registered one goal and three assists, while Nichole Eamer threw in four helpers. Lexi Brannigan and Chelsea Boshart each tabbed their first career goals against Longwood. Maureen Keggins collected a team-high 8 draw controls, while Brannigan had four ground balls.

UAlbany (6-1) began all scoring at 28:11 with Pollock's twelfth game on the season to begin a seven-goal stretch before Longwood (1-6) collected its first goal. The Great Danes held advantages in both shots (40-16) and draw controls (19-8) in addition to causing 11 turnovers on the Lancers.

The Great Danes rattled off three goals in the first four minutes of the second half to take a commanding 16-3 lead. Over the next fourteen minutes and change three goals were scored, including Longwood going 2-for-2 in free position opportunities bringing the score to 17-5 with 11:16 remaining. Brannigan collected her first and second career goals along with Burek's sixteenth on the season to wrap up all scoring.

The Lancers got on the board at the 19:45 mark with Alexa Anderson's seventh goal on the season. The Great Dane offensive responded with a four-goal run, including Antelmi's 13th on the season and Maureen Keggins' first of two goals on the game. Longwood connected on a free position opportunity with a goal from Sara Jacobson at 12:09 bringing the score to 11-2. Meghan Haney collected her first goal on the season at 4:17, before Anderson snagged one more goal for Longwood to close out the first half.

UAlbany took a 13-3 lead into the break along with a 23-6 shot advantage and having controlled 12-of-17 draws.

Anna Berman and Brent Yenger split time in goal for the Great Danes as Berman collected one save and Yenger racked up four. For the Lancers, Mollie Zimmerman collected ten saves in the losing effort.

UAlbany will return to John Fallon Field on Wednesday, March 21 playing host to No. 19/18 Massachusetts at 3 p.m.

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