Albany Women Make a Statement

Albany women make a statement win, 16-2. Playing at John Fallon Field for the first time since April 15, 2017, the Albany Lady Great Danes wowed the home crowd with dominating 16-2 defeat of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

Things started well for the Bonnies when Abby Hiltz (2g) converted a pretty pass from Destinee Johnson (1a) with just 2:05 played and St. Bonaventure seemed to be in good shape. Two minutes later, Kendra Harbinger (3g, 1a) kicked off a three-goal Albany rally.
Hiltz ended the surge to pull it 3-2.

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That would be the highlight for the visitors as Albany stormed the beach and nailed the next nine goals to end the half at 12-2.
With the brakes applied Albany brought the run to 13 in a row to close it out, 16-2.

“It was a great day today to return home for our first home match in a while.  It was great to be on John Fallon Field.  St. Bonaventure came out really strong, and I was really proud of how we responded.  We were really focused in on our draw controls and gaining possession.  They had two early goals, but after we held them scoreless, and I thought our offense did a really good job of spreading the ball and having multiple threats.  We cause a lot of turnovers on our ride, which is something we’ve been focusing on, so I’m really proud of our efforts there.”

Head Coach, Rowan Thompson,

After Thoughts

Albany had a balanced attack with Hailey Carroll (4g), Harbinger and her 3 goals, and 2 helpers, Kyla Zapolski (3g) and Katie Pascale (2g,2a). With her first goal, Pascale notched her first-ever NCAA goal. Julia Imbo and Kaitlyn Rurka recorded their first tallies of the season. Georgia Schneidereith was in net for the first half allowed two goals with 4 saves.

Second half duty belonged to Aislinn Sweeney who pitched a shut out and made 5 saves for the Danes. Shots heavily favored Albany, 39-14 with the first half being 22-8. It was Albany’s first victory since August 11, 2020, over Siena. Albany women make a statement win.

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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