Women’s college lacrosse: UAlbany wins at New Hampshire, Siena falls to Canisius

University at Albany's Sara Falk is shown during a game on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
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University at Albany's Sara Falk is shown during a game on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

With a dominant finish, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team secured a 20-14 America East Conference road win Wednesday against New Hampshire.

The Great Danes trailed 11-10 after the Wildcats scored the first three goals of the second half, but UAlbany scored the next three as part of a game-closing 10-3 run. Grace McCauley, Ava Poupard and Kathyrn Sancilio each scored two goals during the decisive run that started with a goal from Allie Maloney with 9:17 left in the third quarter. During the 10-3 run, UAlbany’s Katie Pascale had one goal and three assists.

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In all, Pascale contributed five goals and four assists to lead UAlbany, while Poupard scored four goals. Maloney produced three goals and two assists, and Sancilio had three goals and an assist. Katherine Chiarella made 13 saves for UAlbany.

UAlbany improved to 3-0 in conference play and 5-6 overall with its second consecutive win. New Hampshire fell to 1-1 in America East action and 6-5 overall. For the Wildcats, Kelsey MacCallum scored four goals, and Mackenzie MacEachern had three goals and three assists.

Before UAlbany’s game-closing run, the contest was a back-and-forth matchup. UAlbany led 8-2 after one quarter, but New Hampshire scored the first goals of the second before the Great Danes took a 10-8 lead into halftime.

UAlbany next plays Saturday at UMBC in a conference game.

UAlbany 8 2 7 3 — 20

New Hampshire 2 6 4 2 — 14

UAlbany scoring: Pascale 5-4, Poupard 4-3, Maloney 3-2, Sancilio 3-1, McCauley 2-0, Falk 1-1, Canning 1-1, Hogg 1-0, Beam 0-1, Dineen 0-1. New Hampshire scoring: MacCallum 4-0, MacEachern 3-3, Pratt 3-0, Curtis 2-0, Connerty 2-2, Dunn 0-2. Goalies: UAlbany, Chiarella, 13 saves. New Hampshire, Hagan, 1 save; Torres, 8 saves.

SIENA FALLS TO CANISIUS

A second-half comeback was not enough Wednesday to earn Siena a victory against MAAC foe Canisius.

At Canisius, Siena fell 14-10 after trailing 9-2 at halftime. Canisius scored the first three goals of the second half before Siena answered with the next six scores. The Saints, though, were never closer than four in the second half.

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For Siena, Nicole McNeely had three goals and an assist, while Amanda Nieman and Mary Soures each scored two goals. Leading Canisius was Skylar McArthur with six goals.

Canisius improved to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in MAAC play, while Siena dropped to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in the league. 

The Saints next play Saturday against Fairfield in a rematch of the last two MAAC championship games. Fairfield won both championship games.

Siena 1 1 4 4 — 10

Canisius 4 5 3 2 — 14

Siena scoring: McNeely 3-1, Nieman 2-0, Dobrzynski 0-2, Bentley 1-1, Soures 2-0, MacCaull 1-0, Logue 0-1, Lane 1-0. Canisius scoring: McArthur 6-0, Hoffman 1-2, Stachura 3-0, Smolensky 1-1, Davis 2-0, Salce 1-0. Goalies: Siena, Krasner, 11 saves. Canisius, Maroney, 6 saves.

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