Albany Extends Record to 7-0 with Win Against Hofstra

ALBANY, N.Y.- University at Albany (7-0) took its seventh-straight victory on Saturday afternoon, a 10-5 win against Hofstra (5-5). Ariana Parker led all scorers with four goals.

Parker got UAlbany off to a fast start, scoring less than 1:30 into the first half. Fellow senior Allie Phelan tallied her 11th goal of the season shortly after to give the Great Danes a 2-0 lead. Both goals were unassisted.

Dakotah Savitcheff tallied her first goal of the game from Rachel Bowles to give UAlbany a 3-1 lead. Both teams went scoreless for the final 15 minutes of the half, until Phelan recorded her second goal of the game with 1:21 left on the clock in the first to make it 4-1 UAlbany at the half.

Bowles and Parker scored unassisted to open the second half and give UAlbany a 6-1 lead. The Pride came within three with 16:44 to go, but Bowles and Parker scored one apiece to give the Great Danes an 8-3 lead with seven minutes remaining.

Hofstra pushed its midfield forward in an effort to narrow the margin. The Pride scored two goals to make the UAlbany lead 8-5 before pulling goalie Kelsey Gregerson with about two minutes left. Parker and Savitcheff scored on an empty net to take the 10-5 win.

Parker led UAlbany with four goals. The senior has scored in each of her last eight games dating back to 2013, and 13 of her last 14 since last season. Bowles, Phelan and Savitcheff scored two goals each for UAlbany.

Anna Berman made 11 saves in the cage for UAlbany with five goals against.

The Great Danes are out to their best start since 2011, when John Battaglino's squad went 19-0 before falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Northwestern.

UAlbany (7-0) visits Niagara (3-3) on Monday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.

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Albany, NY Hofstra dropped a 10-5 decision to Albany on Saturday afternoon as the Great Danes jumped out to a 6-1 lead after 32 minutes of play and never looked back in posting the five-goal victory.

Hofstra falls to 5-5 with the loss, while Albany keeps its perfect record intact as the Great Danes are now 7-0 this season. Albany is receiving votes in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.

Sophomore attacker Emily Considine led Hofstra with a pair of goals, while the Pride also got markers from junior attacker Brittain Altomare, junior defender April Iannetta and senior attackerJulia Riemer.

After Albany scored the first two goals of the contest, Considine would get Hofstra on the scoreboard as she notched her eighth goal of the season with 23:48 left on the first half clock to make it 2-1 in favor of the Great Danes.

The Great Danes would eventually take a 4-1 lead as Albany got goals from Dakotah Savitcheff and Allie Phelan after Considine's first goal to take the three-goal advantage into the break.

Albany pushed its lead to five goals as Rachel Bowles and Ariana Parker scored for the Great Danes in the first two minutes of the second stanza to stake the home squad to a 6-1 lead.

Hofstra would finally string together back-to-back goals as Considine scored her second of the contest and was followed by Iannetta at the 16:44 mark to make it 6-3 and give Hofstra some momentum heading into the game's final 15 minutes.

The game would be scoreless for the next seven-plus minutes until Albany would put the game out of reach with consecutive goals from Parker and Bowles that ultimately made it 8-3 with 6:56 left in regulation.

The Pride would make one final push in the game as Riemer scored her second of the season and Altomare tallied her 23rd of the 2014 campaign to make it 8-5 with 3:20 left. That would be as close as the Pride would get, though, as Albany scored the game's final two goals to account for the final margin.

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