Albany Beats Vermont for Final America East Playoff Spot
from press release
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Ariana Parker and Jess
Antelmi each tally four points in the UAlbany win over Vermont,
12-10, on Saturday, April 27. Rachel Burek chipped in with three
goals on three shots. The Great Danes grab the fourth and final
spot in the America East Conference Tournament. UAlbany will face
off against host and No.1 seed Boston U. in the semifinals on
Thursday, May 4.
Both teams would come out quickly to combine for five goals in the first ten minutes. After falling 2-0 early, UAlbany (10-5, 3-3 AE) responded with three straight goals in six minutes to go up 3-2 with 20:03 remaining. Parker, Burek and Antelmi each would record a goal during that stretch in that order.
Vermont (9-8, 2-4 AE) came back to grab the lead, 5-4 with a 3-1 run with 9:01 remaining. Samantha Stern led the charge with a goal and an assist during the run.
The Great Danes capped off the half with the lead, 6-5. UAlbany held a slight edge in shots, 12-11 while Vermont led in draw controls, 7-5. Both teams were tied in ground balls with eight.
Vermont and UAlbany would trade goals until the Catamounts tied the game up at nine with 14:45 remaining in the game. Karli Mackendrick tallied her second goal of the game to put the game square at nine.
UAlbany then took over the final 14 minutes, going on a 3-0 run and the defense held Vermont to just one goal during the final stretch.
The Great Danes goalkeeper Anna Berman (9-5) picked up her ninth win of the season as she tallied eight saves on the game. The Catamounts Laura Barber (9-8) finished the game with five saves in the loss.
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