Harbinger, Tortora each score four goals in defeat
Women’s lacrosse score: UC Davis 13, UAlbany 11
Location: Fresno, Calif.
Records: UAlbany 0-7, UC Davis 3-3
- Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Leghart made 12 saves for her third double-digit save performance of the season. Nine of her saves came in the second half.
- UAlbany was whistled for 30 fouls compared to 11 for UC Davis.
- Amanda Outcalt led the UC Davis with three goals and an assist.
UAlbany rallied from deficits three times in the second half, the last with 9:03 remaining, when Tortora evened the game at 11.
But the Aggies (3-3), of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, got a goal Sorana Laron with 8:12 left and another from Kate Fellner with 5:42 to play to close out the scoring.
The teams had gone back and forth all game long, with neither ever holding a lead of more than three goals.
Harbinger scored the first of her three first-half goals on a free-position shot just 1 minute, 5 second into the game, giving UAlbany a 1-0 lead. Her second goal, six minutes later, tied the game at 2.
But after Tortora put UAlbany ahead, 3-2, with 17:29 to go, UC Davis ran off four straight goals, taking a 6-3 lead.
Rickert, Powlin and Harbinger all scored in the final 10 minutes of the half to narrow the edge to 7-6 at the break.
The Great Danes never led in the second half, but they twice came back from two goals behind to tie. Tortora made it 8-8 with 23:01 to play, and Harbinger’s fourth goal tied the game at 10 with 15:23 left.
UAlbany faces Fresno State on Saturday before returning home. The opening draw is at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.