Greg Wall

Powlin nets 4 goals in 19-12 loss to No. 4/5 Syracuse

UAlbany Sports Information   02-22-2018

Women’s lacrosse score: Syracuse 19, UAlbany 12

Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (0-2); No. 4/5 Syracuse (3-0)

Short story: The University at Albany totaled 10 second-half goals and Emma Powlin scored four times in the game, but the Great Danes were beaten by Syracuse, 19-12, on Thursday evening.

Key stats

  • Emma Powlin finished with four goals, three of which came in the second half.
  • Freshman Kyla Zapolski finished with a hat trick on five shots. She also had eight draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover.
  • UAlbany outscored Syracuse, 10-8, after halftime.

Recap                                                             

Emma Powlin’s four goals and a strong second half weren’t enough for the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team to overcome No. 4/5 Syracuse in a 19-12 loss at the Carrier Dome on Thursday.

Facing the nation’s top offense that averages 20 goals per game, the Great Danes fought back from an 11-2 halftime deficit, with Powlin scoring three times in the second half.

Six different UAlbany players scored in the game, including Kyla Zapolski, who had a hat trick to go with eight draw controls.

Bridget Simmons also scored twice for the Great Danes in her collegiate debut, while Sam Tortora, Paige Werlau and Kaylee Rickert added a goal apiece.

UAlbany ran of a streak of three consecutive goals in the second half, with Werlau, Simmons and Rickert scoring in a span of 1 minute, 53 second to cut Syracuse’s lead to 13-6.

Later, Sam Tortora scored with 9:54 to play to get the Great Danes within six goals, 15-9. But UAlbany couldn’t narrow the lead further after SU answered with two goals to stretch the lead back to 17-10.

UAlbany's Erin Leghart finished with 11 saves in goal.

Up next

UAlbany returns to action Saturday against Bryant. Faceoff is 1 p.m. in Smithfield, R.I.

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