UAlbany Uses Team Effort to Dominate Manhattan

ALBANY, N.Y. - A full team effort that had 10 different scorers by the University at Albany was the factor in the win over Manhattan, 19-1, on Monday, March 11 at John Fallon Field. Senior attack Rachael Burek led the offensive charge, facilitating four different goals and adding one goal for a game-best five points in the Great Dane victory.

UAlbany (3-2) opened up the contest firing with four straight goals just under seven minutes for a 4-0 lead with 23:44 left to play in the first half. Redshirt-freshman midfielder Rachel Bowles began the offensive strike with two of the first four goals, one from teammate Burek and the other off a free-position attempt.

Manhattan (1-5) scored its first goal of the day to cut the deficit within four, 5-1, with 9:25. The Jaspers' Stefanie Ranagan cut through the middle of the defense and score her lone goal of the contest.

The Great Danes responded with another four-goal run to end the half with an eight-goal lead, 9-1. Four different offensive players got into the scoring mix, as Jess Antelmi, Ariana Parker, Nichole Eamer, and Rachael Burek all found the back of the net during the run.

More offensive explosion continued in the second half for UAlbany with Parker and Eamer tallying goals in the first two minutes, both of which were assisted by Burek to extend the lead to 10, 11-1, with 28:03 left.

With the lead as high as 12, the Great Danes used their bench to get into the offensive mix. Freshmen Christine Johnson and Julie Cryderman each tallied their first career goals. Freshman Taylor Giglio recorded her first career point, assisting Cryderman. Earlier on in the contest, freshman Amanda Obenshain recorded her first career point with an assist to teammate Antelmi.

The Great Danes' sophomore midfielder Cassie Bouton finished the contest with her first a career goal to wrap-up the third win of the season.

UAlbany junior goalkeeper Anna Berman recorded two saves for her third victory of the season. Manhattan goalkeeper Christin Fiorinelli tallied nine saves on 28 chances in the loss. The Great Danes held advantages in every offensive and defensive category, except in saves.

The Great Danes continue their home stand on Wednesday, March 13 to face George Mason at John Fallon Field. Game is slated for noon.

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ALBANY, N.Y. - In their second game in three days, Manhattan struggled offensively falling 19-1 to the Albany Great Danes. In total, the Jaspers (1-5) were outshot 34-7, including 18-3 in the first half.

Albany (3-2) started the game off with a goal just 48 seconds in when Rachael Burek fed Rachel Bowles, starting a string of five consecutive goals for the Great Danes. Manhattan freshman Stefanie Ranagan tallied the lone goal for the Jaspers at the 9:25 mark of the first half. It would be the only score of the contest as Manhattan couldn't find the net the final 39:25.

After the Great Danes scored four more goals to head into the locker room up 9-1, they added 10 more goals in the second. Eleven different players scored for Albany, while Bowels, Nichole Eamer and Ariana Parker each notched hat tricks. Burek led all players with five points, including four assists. Starting goalkeeper Anna Berman made two saves, playing 47:16 minutes before Courtney Henderson finished the contest without making a save.

Sophomore goalkeeper Christina Fiorinelli made nine saves in the cage for Manhattan and picked up a team high five goals. Kathleen Lennon led all players with eight ground balls and seven caused turnovers. The Jaspers were also held to 10-17 on clear attempts and forced into 24 turnovers.

Manhattan concludes a three game road swing on Sun., March 17 when they travel to Washington, D.C. for a 1:00 p.m. game with Howard.


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