March 3, 2012

Parker Helps No. 19 Albany Rally Past Marist

from press release

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Ariana Parker scored a game-high five goals as No. 19 UAlbany came from behind in the second half to grab a 12-10 victory over Marist Saturday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action.

Along with Parker's five goals, four of which came in the first half, Nichole Eamer and Amanda Pollock each tallied two for the Great Danes. Rachael Burek was credited with the game winning goal, which came in the middle of a six-goal run over ten minutes in the second half. Jess Antelmi and Allie Phelan rounded out the scoring effort for UAlbany. Eamer and Jenn Primeau contributed assists on two goals along with Parker and Kathleen Lennon helping on one each.

The teams went goal-for-goal in the first half, before the Great Danes took offensive control in the second half, scoring six consecutive goals for a 12-8 lead with just under 13 minutes remaining. The Red Foxes attempted a comeback, but fell short, scoring the final two goals of the match.

UAlbany (2-1) unleashed a 10-minute six-goal run beginning at the 22:05 mark in the second stanza. Phelan took advantage of a free position attempt for her third goal on the season to start the offensive run for the Great Danes. Eamer contributed two goals in the span along with Parker's 11th on the season. Pollock

Marist (0-4) scored the final goal of the first half to tie the game at 6-6. Emily Leonard tallied three goals in the first half for the Red Foxes, while Ashley Miller tallied four total, including three in the second half in attempt to make a comeback.

In goal, Anna Berman made two saves in 60 minutes to grab the win for UAlbany. Red Foxes' Ashley Casiano made 12 saves between the pipes in the losing effort.

UAlbany held a 16-8 draw control advantage along with a 23-17 ground ball and 37-14 shot leads. The Great Danes racked up ten caused turnovers and converted on 2 of 9 free position shots.

The Great Danes will play two games next week, starting at crosstown foe Siena on Wednesday, March 7 for a 3:00 p.m. draw.


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