New Hampshire women's lax overpowers Albany, 18-6

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Megan Mangano (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) netted three goals, including the 50th of her career, and assisted on three others to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Sunday's 18-6 victory against the University at Albany at Frank Bailey Field on the campus of Union College.

UNH, which won its third straight game to improve to 5-2, jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Albany (2-4) scored at 21:47. Christine Anneberg (Denver, Colo.) gave the Wildcats a 2-0 advantage with goals at 28:20 and 27:47. She finished with a career-high four goals.

Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.) netted a career-high three goals to match the output of Sue Yund (Castleton, N.Y.). Jessie Groszkowski (Reistertown, Md.) potted two goals while Meagan Clavin (Hanover, N.H.), Colleen Christopher (Newington,N.H.) and Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) each had one tally.

After the Great Danes got in the scoring column, New Hampshire netted the next five goals to build a double-digit lead, 12-1. Albany trimmed the deficit to 12-3 before UNH closed the first-half scoring with two more goals to take a 14-3 advantage into the second half.

Albany, led by four goals from Maria Ferrucci, never closed the gap to single figures in the final 30 minutes.

UNH senior goalkeeper Amanda Warren (Amherst, N.H.), who entered the week ranked fourth in the nation in save percentage and seventh in GAA, allowed three goals and stopped two shots in the first half. Danielle Martin (Ellicott City, Md.) played the second half and was credited with three saves.

Albany goalie Liz Gress-Byrd stopped 11 shots.

New Hampshire returns to action April 6 at Brown University.

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