Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Quinnipiac for First Home Game of 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team (2-0) welcomes Quinnipiac (0-1) to John Fallon Field for its 2014 home opener on Saturday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m.
John Battaglino’s squad has started 2014 2-0 behind wins at Bryant and at Manhattan. At Bryant, UAlbany posted a 20-13 win thanks to a nine-point performance from Rachel Bowles. The sophomore midfielder tallied five goals and four assists. Freshman Dakotah Savitcheff scored four goals in her debut as a Great Dane.
Against the Jaspers, UAlbany used a 10-goal run in the first half to earn a 16-5 win at Manhattan. Bowles and Savitcheff continued to lead the Purple & Gold on offense, combining for nine goals. Savitcheff scored six, the most for any rookie in Division I program history since teammate Ariana Parker tallied seven against Hofstra in 2011. Kathleen Lennon earned five draw control victories and picked up five ground balls.
UAlbany is 6-for-6 on man-up opportunities so far this season, and is currently out-scoring its opponents 18-9.
The Great Danes lead the America East standings in goals per game (18), assists per game (9), and man-up goals per game (2.5).
Bowles leads the Great Danes in points with 15 (8 goals, 7 assists). The defending America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week tops the league in assists per game (3.5) and points per game (7.5).
Quinnipiac and UAlbany are meeting for the first time in a decade. The teams met in 2004 in Troy, N.Y., with the Great Danes winning 13-9.
The Bobcats (0-1) fell 17-7 at UConn on Feb. 22. Quinnipiac stayed with the Huskies for much of the first half, but UConn scored 11-straight goals to take the commanding victory. Sophomore Aileen Carey scored a career-high four goals in the loss.
Danie Caro leads the Bobcats for the ninth season overall and their first in the MAAC. Quinnipiac was picked to finish seventh in the league preseason poll. Junior attack Kyra Ochwat was named to the All-MAAC Preseason team after scoring 41 goals in her sophomore campaign.