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Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Top-Seeded Albany, 11-4, in America East Title Game
Amanda Pappas scored six goals in two games at the America East Championship.
ALBANY, N.Y.—Top-seeded and eighth-ranked Albany (17-0) scored nine straight goals over a 46-minute stretch and defeated third-seeded UMBC (11-7) by a score of 11-4 Saturday afternoon in the America East championship game at the Great Danes’ John Fallon Field.
The teams alternated the first four goals of the game, with senior midfielder Amanda Pappas (
Pappas led the Retrievers with two goals, while Battaglia, the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, scored a game-high seven points on five goals and two assists.
Senior goalie Natalie Rau (
The Great Danes outshot the Retrievers, 19-10, and held advantages in both ground balls (9-6) and draw controls (11-6).
After the game, Pappas, Rau and senior attack Erika Braerman (Fallston, Md./Fallston) were tabbed to the All-Championship Team for their play throughout the tournament. Pappas scored a team-best six goals, while Rau finished with 14 saves and Braerman had five points.
Notes: UMBC made its second consecutive appearance in the America East title game after defeating No. 2 Boston University, 12-11, in overtime in Thursday’s semifinals… The Retrievers finish the season 11-7 for the second year in a row… Pappas’ two goals gave her 41 on the season, making her the first Retriever to score 40 goals in a year since Kara Dorr in 2009 and just the 17th ever… She concludes her career ranked 12th all-time at UMBC with 114 goals and 15th with 141 points, while Braerman finishes her career ranked second all-time with 60 assists and 16th with 139 points.