New Hampshire Drops Heartbreaker to Albany

UNH won the battle for the draw control for the third consecutive time this one by Cori Rees (East Hampstead, N.H.) which led to Puccia's shot at 15:02 that caromed off the post.

Albany successfully cleared the ball to its offensive end, where the combination of Antelmi and Burek produced a carbon copy of the team's second goal to put the visitors back on top, 4-3, at 13:41. Mel Rorie's free-position shot at 12:56 ricocheted off the crossbar, but Burek gathered the ground ball and Parker maneuvered deep through the left wing to extend the advantage to 5-3 at 12:45.

Cohen was awarded a free position at the top of the fan. After a few steps, she placed a bounce shot over Berman and under the crossbar to lift the Wildcats within 5-4 at 6:30.

Parker drove down the middle of the fan to reestablish a two-goal lead, 6-4, at 3:18 and that was the halftime score.

Albany opened second-half play with possession. Parker hit the post and then was denied by O'Keefe, who also turned aside Rorie's free-position shot. The Great Danes' extended possession continued, however, and Parker, from the top of the fan, lobbed a pass over a double team to the middle of the fan, where Burek caught the pass and scored for a 7-4 lead at 26:10.

Keagins netted a free-position goal, her second tally of the game and 20th of the season, to trim the deficit to 7-5 at 24:38. Nock was awarded a free position on the far-right side of the fan, advanced to the near post and dropped her crosse low to beat Berman and make the score 7-6 at 18:31.

O'Keefe kept the 'Cats within one goal by denying Antelmi at 16:14 and Parker at 15:58, then at the other end of the field Berman robbed Simpson, who fired a one-timer off Cohen's feed from the middle of the fan at 13:20.

Burek scored a man-up free-position goal at 12:51 to give the Great Danes an 8-6 lead at 12:51. Cohen gained possession of the ensuing draw, but Nock's shot sailed high and Berman snared Puccia's attempt to keep UNH at bay. An Albany turnover led to a free position for the Wildcats, and Keagins dodged from the top-left of the fan to the middle before firing a shot into the goal that lifted the home squad within 8-7 at 10:23.

Pollock, in front of the goal, converted Eamer's pass into her 21st goal of the season and a 9-7 lead at 8:27.

UNH finished with a 23-22 shot advantage, as well as an 11-8 edge in draw controls. UA had the advantage in ground balls (14-8) and turnovers (9-11).

New Hampshire returns to action April 18 (6:00 p.m.) at Columbia University. The Wildcats' next home game is Senior Day on April 21 against UMBC. Game time at Memorial Field is 12:00 p.m.

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