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Great Danes fall at home to No. 17 Penn State, 17-7

UAlbany Sports Information   03-11-2018

Score: No. 17 Penn State 17, UAlbany 7

Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany 0-6, Penn State 4-3

Short story: The Penn State women’s lacrosse team rode a strong first half to a 17-7 victory over the University at Albany on Sunday at Casey Stadium. Madison Conway and Sam Tortora each scored twice for the Great Danes.

Key stats 

- Sophomore attack Madison Conway scored a pair of goals, giving her five over the past two games.

- Senior attack Emma Powlin led UAlbany with three points on a goal and two assists.

- On defense, senior Mary McAvey picked up four ground balls and caused four turnovers.

- Penn State’s Maria Auth led all scorers with five points (four goals, one assist). Katie O’Donnell also had a hat trick for the Nittany Lions.

Recap

Madison Conway and Sam Tortora each had a pair of goals for the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a big halftime deficit in a 17-7 loss to No. 17 Penn State on Sunday at Casey Stadium.

The Nittany Lions (4-3), of the Big Ten, built a 13-3 halftime lead after scoring four straight to goals heading into the intermission.

Emma Powlin, Kaylee Rickert and Kyla Zapolski scored a goal apiece for UAlbany (0-6). Powlin added a pair of assists.

The teams were tied at 1 after Powlin’s goal two minutes into the game. But Penn State ran off six straight over a 7-minute, 14-second stretch to open a 7-1 advantage with 13:53 left before the intermission.

The Nittany Lions later had a seven-goal run bridging the first and second halves to lead by as many as 14.

The Great Danes scored the game’s final four goals, including two from Tortora.

Up next

UAlbany embarks on a West Coast trip this week, facing UC Davis on Thursday and Fresno State on Saturday. Both games will be played in Fresno, Calif. 

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