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Time, venue changed for Wednesday's match vs. UConn

UAlbany Sports Information   03-06-2018

ALBANY, N.Y. – Because of the impending snow storm, the time and venue for the University at Albany women’s lacrosse match scheduled for Wednesday have been changed. The match against Connecticut now will be played at 12:30 p.m. at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, N.Y.

The Great Danes (0-4) are meeting the Huskies (3-3) for just the second time in the history of the programs. UConn won the only previous meeting, 19-6, in Albany back in 2000.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Another award for Harbinger

After posting her second consecutive hat trick this past Wednesday against Dartmouth, Freshman midfielder Kendra Harbinger was named America East Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

Harbinger, a native of Clifton Park, N.Y., scored all three of her goals in the second half of the 12-8 loss to the Big Green, helping the Great Danes rally from a seven-goal halftime deficit.

She scored on 3-of-4 free-position tries, making her 5-for-6 for the season.

Harbinger is tied with senior Emma Powlin for the team lead in goals (8) and is the Great Danes’ leader in draw controls with 14.

A career day for Leghart

Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Leghart made 15 saves against Dartmouth, eclipsing her previous career high of 11, set last season against New Hampshire.

The Farmingdale, N.Y., native has started all four games in goal for the Great Danes.

Leghart is coming off a freshman season in which she started 14 games and earned a place on the America East All-Rookie team with an 11-5 record, 10.46 goals-against average and .399 save percentage.

Snow prompts schedule changes

This is the second time in as many games that UAlbany’s schedule has been affected by snow.

The Great Danes' game at Bucknell this past Saturday was postponed because of treacherous travel conditions between Albany and Lewisburg, Pa. An announcement for a make-up date will be made at a later time.

Scouting UConn

The Huskies (3-3), coming off a 12-11 loss to Massachusetts this past Saturday, will be starting a three-game road trip.

UConn and UAlbany have a common opponent – Syracuse, which beat the Great Danes, 19-12, on Feb. 22 and topped the Huskies, 23-11, on Feb. 9.

The Huskies are led by senior attack Grace Nolan, who has 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists) through six games. That’s 21 more points than UConn’s second-leading scorer, Caitlin Leary, who has 14 goals.

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