QUEENSBURY, N.Y.— The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team won a season-high 18 draw controls on its way to routing UAlbany (0-5), 15-11, on Wednesday afternoon.
Due to the impending snow storm, the contest was moved to the Adirondack Sports Complex, an indoor facility in Queensbury, N.Y. Connecticut improved to 4-3 with the win and earned it second-straight road victory.
Caitlin Leary continued to build on her career junior campaign, notching a team-high five goals in the match. Senior Kelsey Catalano and sophomore Oliva Miles chipped in with three goals and one helper apiece.
UConn broke opening the scoring at 25:48, never trailing in the contest. The team grew its lead to as many as six goals, 12-6, following an 8-2 scoring run in the second half.
Catalano, Miles and Leary provided the team with a 3-2 edge at 10:04 before the squad strung together a 4-1 run. UConn held a three-goal lead at the break, 7-4, thanks to three goals in 49 seconds from Leary.
The Great Danes offense never found its groove. UAlbany was halted by a strong UConn defensive until that caused eight turnovers and held its counterparts to under 60 percent on clear attempts.
Junior Lexi Kenneally and freshman Sydney Watson added a goal each in the second half. UAlbany would go on a late 3-0 run to cut the deficit to four, but it was too late as UConn held strong to secure the 15-11 victory.
The Huskies continue their road stint with a midweek clash at Ohio State next Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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