Albany, N.Y. - Jodi Battaglia and Amanda Pollock each had a season-high four goals in leading unbeaten UAlbany to a 19-3 victory over Vermont on Wednesday, April 6 in America East Conference play at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes, who are ranked No. 10 nationally in the IWLCA coaches' poll and No. 7 by deBeer/Inside Lacrosse, continued their best start in program history.
     UAlbany (10-0, AE 2-0) ripped off five unanswered over the opening eight-plus minutes. Pollock, a junior midfielder, converted twice in a 40-second span to ignite that outburst. Battaglia, who added two assists to her scoring total, found the cage with a rebound after UVM goalkeeper Laura Barber saved Pollock's initial attempt. Freshman Ariana Parker then placed a shot between the goalie's legs, before a cutting Rachael Burek found the cage off Persy Sample's pass.
     Vermont (7-6, AE 1-2), who had its five-game win streak snapped four days ago, came back with a pair of goals to close the gap to 5-2. Allison Pfohl scored the first of two on the day by drilling a 10-yard shot from the right after moving around a defender. Samantha Stern scored in transition following a turnover with 11:40 left in the period.
     The Great Danes, who are one of four undefeated teams at the Division I level, regrouped with five in a row over the remainder of the first half. Battaglia, a senior attacker, scored back-to-back to start the run. She one-timed a high pass from left of the crease in a free-position situation, before connecting off Taylor Frink's feed. Frink added two goals in the late stages of the period, including a play where she drove from the right and hit the top right corner with 8.6 seconds left before the intermission.
     "We focus on how we play and try to put our best foot forward," said Battaglia, who had a season-best six points. "We do not think about rankings and the coaches help us maintain our focus. Lacrosse is a momentum sport and we were able to ride that today."
     The Great Danes improved upon their 11-2 halftime advantage by reeling seven straight goals after the break. Pollock and Battaglia started that run with one minute and 40 seconds elapsed when they teamed up on their team's 12th goal after a clearing play. Nikki Branchini scored on consecutive possessions by finishing off drives to the net for two of her three goals. Frink circled from the left to score with sidearm delivery and later set up Battaglia for an 18-2 lead with 8:19 remaining.
     "I like the way we attacked and were resilient on the draw controls and ground balls," offered UAlbany's John Battaglino, who is in his first season as head coach. "We did a lot of the little things right."
     Frink, a senior attacker, finished with a career-high seven points on four goals and three assists, while Parker scored twice. Freshman goalkeeper Anna Berman made seven saves in the cage for the nation's top-ranked defense.
     "We have the potential when we work as a team," explained Pollock, who also had four goals against Vermont in last year's matchup. "This happens with a lot of practice and does not come naturally. We know things won't be handed to us."

Paw Prints: UAlbany has won nine consecutive America East Conference regular-season contests, dating back to late in the 2009 season ... the Great Danes tied their second-highest win margin (16) in a conference game and matched the fifth most goals (19) scored versus a league opponent ... Jodi Battaglia had a season-high six points (4 goals, 2 assists) and recorded her 15th career hat trick ... Battaglia moved to 10th on the school's career goals list (84) ... Taylor Frink equaled a career-high with seven points for the fourth time this spring ... Frink climbed into a tie for eighth on UAlbany's all-time scoring list with Rafaela Nikas (1995-98) ... Frink has 132 points (69 goals, 53 assists) ... Nikki Branchini has tallied three or more goals three times this season.

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UAlbany 19, Vermont 3
     Vermont - Scoring: Allison Pfohl 2-0, Samantha Stern 1-1, Justine Allen 0-1; Goalkeeper(s); Laura Barber (38:20, 6 saves, 15 GA), Elise Mazurak (21:40, 1 save, 4 GA).
     UAlbany - Scoring; Taylor Frink 4-3, Jodi Battaglia 4-2, Amanda Pollock 4-0, Nikki Branchini 3-0, Ariana Parker 2-0, Allie Phelan 1-0, Rachael Burek 1-0, Persy Sample 0-2, Kathleen Lennon 0-1; Goalkeeper(s): Anna Berman (60:00, 7 saves, 3 GA).

#10/7 UAlbany 19, Vermont 3 (Apr 06, 2011, John Fallon Field, Albany, N.Y.)

 

Lacrosse Box Score

 
Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
2011 Women's Lacrosse
Vermont vs #10 Albany (Apr 06, 2011 at Albany, N.Y.)

 Summary 
Vermont (7-6, AE 1-2) vs. Albany (10-0, AE 2-0)
Date: Apr 06, 2011  Attendance: 252
Weather: 53 degrees, mostly cloudy, W at 17 mph
SCORE BY PERIOD   Total 
Vermont 
Albany  11  19 

Vermont SCORING: GOALS: Pfohl, Allison 2; Stern, Samantha 1. ASSISTS: Allen, Justine 1; Stern, Samantha 1.

Albany SCORING: GOALS: Taylor Frink 4; Jodi Battaglia 4; Amanda Pollock 4; Nikki Branchini 3; Ariana Parker 2; Allie Phelan 1; Rachael Burek 1. ASSISTS: Taylor Frink 3; Jodi Battaglia 2; Persy Sample 2; Kathleen Lennon 1.

Officials:.

 


 Albany  
Pos ## Player G A Sh GB DC TO CT FPS Fouls
M   1   Michelle Primomo  
A   3   Taylor Frink  
M   9   Rachael Burek  
M   10  Nikki Branchini  
M   14  Ariana Parker   1-2 
M   16  Amanda Pollock  
M   18  Allie Phelan  
A   20  Jodi Battaglia  
D   21  Stephanie Kempf  
D   22  Jenn Primeau  
A   23  Kathleen Lennon  
GK   31  Anna Berman  
  2   Meghan Haney  
  5   Persy Sample  
  17  Jess Antelmi  
  19  Brianna Day  
    Totals.........  19  29  18  14  13  1-2  11 
## Goalie Minutes GA Dec 1 2 Saves
31  Anna Berman   60:00 

 Vermont  
Pos ## Player G A Sh GB DC TO CT FPS Fouls
M   2   Jones, Natalie  
A   3   Clark, Caitlyn  
A   6   Stern, Samantha   0-1 
A   8   Pfohl, Allison   0-1 
M   10  MacDonald, Megan   0-1 
D   15  O'Dwyer, Danielle  
M   17  Mas, Sydney  
D   20  Emerick, Grace  
M   23  Rounds, Adison  
M   24  Madsen, Jen  
GK   27  Barber, Laura  
D   30  Izzo, Caitie  
  5   Johnson, Lauren  
  13  Allen, Justine  
  18  Gallagher, Keagan  
  19  Sweerts, Sarah  
  21  Connolly, Bri  
  28  Mazurak, Elise  
    Totals.........  16  18  10  13  0-3  17 
## Goalie Minutes GA Dec 1 2 Saves
27  Barber, Laura   38:20  15 
28  Mazurak, Elise   21:40   

 Stats by period 
SHOTS BY PERIOD   Total 
Vermont  10  16 
Albany  19  10  29 
SAVES BY PERIOD   Total 
Vermont 
Albany 
GROUND BALLS BY PRD   Total 
Vermont  11  18 
Albany  12  18 
FOULS BY PERIOD   Total 
Vermont  17 
Albany  11 
DRAW CONTROLS BY PRD   Total 
Vermont  10 
Albany  14 
TURNOVERS BY PRD   Total 
Vermont  13 
Albany  13 
CLEARS BY PERIOD   Total 
Vermont  6-8  4-4  10-12 
Albany  8-9  3-4  11-13 
FREE-POSITION SHOTS   Total 
Vermont  0-1  0-2  0-3 
Albany  0-0  1-2  1-2 

 

 


 Scoring Summary 
Prd  Time  Team  Type  Assists  H-V 
1.  1st  28:45  ALBANY   Amanda Pollock (8)  Persy Sample (3)  1-0 
2.    28:05  ALBANY   Amanda Pollock (9)  Jodi Battaglia (8)  2-0 
3.    27:37  ALBANY   Jodi Battaglia (17)  Unassisted  3-0 
4.    27:17  ALBANY   Ariana Parker (22)  Unassisted  4-0 
5.    21:27  ALBANY   Rachael Burek (14)  Persy Sample (4)  5-0 
6.    20:55  VERMONT   Pfohl, Allison  Unassisted  5-1 
7.    11:40  VERMONT   Stern, Samantha  Allen, Justine  5-2 
8.    11:20  ALBANY   Jodi Battaglia (18)  Kathleen Lennon (2)  6-2 
9.    10:25  ALBANY   Jodi Battaglia (19)  Taylor Frink (18)  7-2 
10.    8:19  ALBANY   Amanda Pollock (10)  Taylor Frink (19)  8-2 
11.    1:45  ALBANY   Taylor Frink (21)  Unassisted  9-2 
12.    0:59  ALBANY   Nikki Branchini (14)  Unassisted  10-2 
13.    0:09  ALBANY   Taylor Frink (22)  Unassisted  11-2 
14.  2nd  28:20  ALBANY   Amanda Pollock (11)  Jodi Battaglia (9)  12-2 
15.    26:38  ALBANY   Nikki Branchini (15)  Unassisted  13-2 
16.    24:41  ALBANY   Nikki Branchini (16)  Unassisted  14-2 
17.    22:08  ALBANY   Allie Phelan (6)  Unassisted  15-2 
18.    20:27  ALBANY   Taylor Frink (23)  Unassisted  16-2 
19.    16:59  ALBANY   Ariana Parker (23)  Free position shot  17-2 
20.    8:19  ALBANY   Jodi Battaglia (20)  Taylor Frink (20)  18-2 
21.    1:46  VERMONT   Pfohl, Allison  Stern, Samantha  18-3 
22.    1:06  ALBANY   Taylor Frink (24)  Unassisted  19-3 

 Penalty Summary 
Prd  Time  Team  ##  Player  Min  PP  Offense 
2nd  24:45  VERMONT   13  Allen, Justine   N/A    YELLOW CARD 
  23:10  VERMONT   10  MacDonald, Megan   N/A    YELLOW CARD 
  06:30  ALBANY   23  Kathleen Lennon   N/A    YELLOW CARD