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Kendra Harbinger nets hat trick in loss at Bryant

UAlbany Sports Information   02-24-2018

Score: Bryant 16, UAlbany 6

Location: Providence, R.I.

Records: UAlbany (0-3), Bryant (0-1)

Short story: Freshman Kendra Harbinger recorded a hat trick, but the University at Albany fell to Bryant, 16-6, on Saturday. Madison Conway, Emma Powlin and Kaylee Rickert also scored for the Great Danes.

Key stats 

- Kendra Harbinger scored UAlbany’s first three goals. Harbinger was named America East Rookie of the Week on Feb. 12 after her two-goal collegiate debut in the season opener against Yale. She now has five for the season.

- The Great Danes won 12 draw controls to Bryant’s 10.

- Jess DeMeo led Bryant with four goals. Meredith James and Caitlin Breglia each finished with a hat trick.

Recap

Despite a hat trick from freshman Kendra Harbinger, the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team lost to Bryant, 16-6, on Saturday in Providence, R.I.

Facing the reigning Northeast Conference champions, the Great Danes also got goals from Madison Conway, Kaylee Rickert and Emma Powlin, who leads the team with seven for the season.

UAlbany was playing its third consecutive road game to start the season before returning home for Wednesday’s game against Dartmouth at Casey Stadium.

After falling behind 2-0, Harbinger scored twice for UAlbany to tie the game. Her third goal, with 14:47 left in the first half, narrowed Bryant’s lead to 5-3.

Harbinger, from Clifton Park, N.Y., now has five goals in three games to start her collegiate career.

Powlin pulled the Great Danes within a goal, 5-4, before Bryant’s run of eight straight stretched the lead to 13-4 with 15:55 to play.

Rickert and Conway added second half goals for UAlbany.

Up next

UAlbany hosts Dartmouth on Wednesday at Casey Stadium in a 2 p.m. draw.

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