March 14, 2012

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Pollock Nets Career-High as Albany Beats No. 12 BC

from press release

ALBANY, N.Y. - Amanda Pollock scored a career-best five goals as No. 20 University at Albany women's lacrosse records 16-12 defeat over No. 14/12 Boston College Wednesday afternoon. Jess Antelmi registered five points with three goals and two assists, four of which came in the first half.UAlbany (5-1) scored 39 seconds into the first have to take a lead that was contested only once when Boston College (4-3) knotted the game up at 3-3 early in the first half. The Great Danes, winning their fourth straight game, controlled the shots with a 23-19 advantage.

The Eagles pulled within three goals, 15-12, on Mikaela Rix's third of the game with 4:19 on the clock, but found themselves three players down on three yellow cards in a one minute span thus unable to regain the ball. Pollock recorded her fifth goal of the game with 43 seconds remaining for the 16-12 victory.

Outscoring UAlbany 7-5 in the second half, Boston College began the comeback attempt. Brooke Blue began the second half scoring for the Eagles with a pass from Covie Stanwick at 27:29 bringing the score to 11-6 UAlbany. Stanwick tallied two goals in the second half, both assisted by Brittany Wilton. Wilton threw a shot into the target with 14:30 on the clock to shrink the gap to 13-10, but Mel Rorie scored back-to-back goals, including a free position goal, to give the Great Danes a four-goal cushion with 8:32 remaining.

Jess Antelmi scored her tenth and eleventh goals on the season for a 2-0 UAlbany lead with 27:12 remaining in the first half. The Eagles would tie-up the match at 3-3 with a goal from Blue. The Great Danes responded with goals from Pollock and Antelmi to regain the lead for the remainder of the game. UAlbany closed out the first half with five unanswered goals from five different players for an 11-5 lead going into halftime.

The Eagles held a 20-10 draw control advantage as Kristin Igoe collected four, while three other players recorded three each.

Rachael Burek and Ariana Parker each collected two goals and one assist for the Great Danes, while Nichole Eamer collected one goal, one assist and three caused turnovers.

In goal, Anna Berman made two saves for her fourth victory on the season. Boston College's Catherine Conway recorded 48:51 minutes making four saves in the losing effort.

The Great Danes will return to John Fallon Field on Friday with a match-up featuring the Lancers of Longwood University for a 1:00 p.m. draw.


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