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Harbinger sets freshman record in win over Vermont

UAlbany Sports Information   04-04-2018

Women’s lacrosse score: UAlbany 17, Vermont 8

Location: Burlington, Vt.

Records: UAlbany 4-7 (3-0 America East), Vermont 4-8 (0-3 America East)

Short story: Kendra Harbinger set a program freshman record with nine points, and Emma Powlin totaled six goals as the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team beat Vermont, 17-8, in Burlington for its fourth straight victory. The Great Danes also improved to 3-0 in America East play.

Key stats

- Kendra Harbinger’s nine points were the most by a UAlbany freshman in program history and just two behind the all-time single-game high of 11. Her seven goals matched the season high by a Great Dane. She also led the team with eight draw controls

- Powlin, who had scored seven goals against Hartford on March 24, finished with six. She now has 15 goals in her past three games.

- Kyla Zapolski scored her first career hat trick.

- Jordyn Marr led UAlbany in caused turnovers (three) and ground balls (four). She also had five draw controls.

Quote

Interim head coach Jessica Davos: “We got off to a slow start, but Erin made some huge saves that led to three important goals from Kyla to swing the momentum in our favor. As the half wore on, the defense made some key stops, and the attack really started to click. We were able to identify some matchups for Emma and Kendra, and they did a great job executing and put the ball away. This was an important win for us as we continue conference play.”

Recap

Freshman midfielder Kendra Harbinger’s record-setting performance and senior attacker Emma Powlins six goals helped the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team stay unbeaten in the America East with a 17-8 victory over Vermont in Burlington.

The Great Danes (4-7, 3-0 America East) won their fourth straight overall.

Harbinger finished with seven goals and two assists – a nine-point game that establishes a new program record for a freshman. Her seven goals also tied for third-most in program history by a player in any class.

Freshman midfielder Kyla Zapolski had a hat trick and Bridget Simmons added a goal.

The game was tied at 2 early before UAlbany scored nine of the next 11 goals to open up an 11-4 halftime lead. Zapolski, who scored her three goals in the game’s first 14 minutes, 58 seconds, started the spurt before Powlin and Harbinger took over, with each scoring four goals before the intermission.

The Catamounts (4-8, 0-3 America East), scored the first goal of the second half to pull within six, and the teams traded the next two goals to make it 12-6. But Vermont never got any closer.

Harbinger scored two straight goals and Powlin added another to stretch lead to 10, at 16-6.

Up next

UAlbany travels to Baltimore, Md., this weekend to face UMBC on Saturday.

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