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Great Danes set to host No. 17 Penn State

UAlbany Sports Information   03-09-2018

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team faces a ranked opponent for the third time this season Sunday when it hosts No. 17 Penn State at Casey Stadium. The opening draw is at noon.

The Great Danes already have faced No. 18 Yale and No. 5 Syracuse on the road. They will take on No. 1 Stony Brook at Casey Stadium on April 28.

UAlbany (0-5) is playing on campus for just the second time this season after this past Wednesday’s match against Connecticut was moved indoors to Queensbury, N.Y., because of a snowstorm.

Penn State (3-3), of the Big Ten, has lost two straight, but only by a combined three goals. The Nittany Lions fell to Loyola (Md.), 16-15, in overtime at home this past Saturday and then were beaten by No. 7 James Madison, 14-12, in Harrisonburg, Va., on Sunday.

This marks the third all-time meeting between the programs, with each having won a game. UAlbany lost at Penn State, 20-9, in the 2017 season-opener.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Conway enjoys career day against UConn

Sophomore attack Madison Conway scored her first career hat trick in Wednesday’s 15-11 loss to Connecticut.

Conway scored the Great Danes’ first goal of the game and then twice in the second half as UAlbany tried to erase a halftime deficit.

Powlin moves up record books in assists

With two assists Wednesday against Connecticut, senior attack Emma Powlin moved into seventh place on UAlbany’s all-time list.

Powlin now has 62 career assists – just one behind Rachael Burek (2013) for the sixth place.

Powlin posted five points against UConn, and she leads the Great Danes with 15 (10 goals, five assists) for the season.

Harbinger continues strong start

Freshman midfielder Kendra Harbinger, the reigning America East Rookie of the Week, scored two more goals against UConn, tying for the team lead with Emma Powlin, who also has 10.

Harbinger, from Clifton Park, N.Y., has four multiple-goal games this season, including a pair of hat tricks.

She also leads the Great Danes with 16 draw controls and is 6-for-7 on free-position shots. She ranks first in the America East and No. 7 nationally with a free-position percentage of .857.

Scouting Penn State

Junior Madison Carter is one of the nation’s most prolific scorers, leading the Big Ten and ranking eighth nationally with 23 goals. She’s helped Penn State hit double-figures in goals in five of six games this season.

Carter is one of six returning starters for a team that was picked to finish second in the Big Ten preseason poll and entered the season ranked No. 4 in the IWLCA Poll.

In goal, Lucy Lowe and Madison Cunningham have a combined save percentage of .441.

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