Parker's Five Goals Lead No. 18 Albany Past Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Jessica Roach scored a team-high four goals, but Vermont fell to No. 17/18 Albany by a score of 15-7 in women's lacrosse conference action on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. Vermont moves to 10-3 on the year and 1-1 in America East, while Albany improves to 10-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Sydney Mas tallied three points in the contest to move into a tie with Kristen Millar '09 for first place on UVM's all-time points list with 241 career points. Mas also holds the all-time goals record at Vermont with 207 scores in her career.

Roach collected her 10th multi-goal game of the season to lead the Catamounts, while Mas registered her three points on a pair of scores and one assist. Ariana Parker led all scorers with five goals, and Allie Phelan chipped in with three goals and two assists for Albany.

Albany jumped out to an early advantage with the first two goals of the game from Parker and Phelan, before Roach notched Vermont's first score at the 21:09 mark. The Great Danes answered with three straight to push the lead to 5-1 with 13 minutes to play in the half.

Vermont collected two of the next three goals, as Mas and Vanessa VanderZalm each picked up their first scores of the contest to bring the Catamounts within three, 6-3. Albany registered the final four goals of the half, including two more from Parker, to take a 10-3 lead into halftime.

The Great Danes picked up where they left off to start the second half, scoring the first five goals of the period. Rachel Bowles netted two of the scores during the run for the Great Danes, as they pushed their lead to 15-3. Vermont registered the game's next four goals, including two more from Roach, but wasn't able to get any closer, eventually falling to Albany 15-7.

Meg Hopkins stopped eight shots in goal for Vermont, while Anna Berman made seven saves to earn the win for Albany.

Vermont hits the road to take on UMBC on Saturday (April 12) at 11:00 a.m.

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BURLINGTON, VT.- No. 18 Albany (10-1, 2-0 AE) earned its 10th win of the season with a 15-7 victory at Vermont (10-3, 1-1 AE) on Saturday afternoon. Senior Ariana Parker led the Great Danes with five goals.

The Purple & Gold got off to a quick start in the first half. Parker forced a turnover after a clear by the Catamounts, and got the ball back to score her first goal of the game.

On the ensuing possession for Vermont, Anna Berman made a save on a free position shot to send the Great Danes the other way. Allie Phelan kept UAlbany's momentum going on a goal to make the score 2-0 with seven minutes gone in the first half.

After losing the first three draw controls, UAlbany won the next three and took a 4-1 lead. Maureen Keggins and Phelan both scored unassisted before the Catamounts called timeout with 16 minutes left in the half.

Following the teams trading yellow cards, Katherine Sweeney converted man-down for UAlbany on an assist from Phelan to make the score 5-1. The Catamounts scored 12 seconds later on the won draw.

Parker fired unassisted for her third goal of the game minutes later, but Vermont cut the deficit to three again and head coach John Battaglino called timeout for UAlbany.

Both teams went scoreless for the next six minutes, until Parker tallied two goals in a span of one minute and thirty seconds to make the score 8-3. Keggins and Phelan found the back of the cage again before the end of the half. Senior defender Meghan Haney recorded her fourth career point on the assist to Keggins.

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