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UAlbany Women’s Lacrosse announces 2016 Schedule

0 Comments 05 January 2016

UAlbany Women's Lacrosse

ALBANY, N.Y. – After capturing UAlbany’s first NCAA Division I at-large bid one season ago, University at Albany women’s lacrosse announced a challenging 2016 campaign. The Great Danes will play eight road games, seven home contests and face four NCAA teams from one season ago.


“With some new teams on the schedule this year, I’m excited to see how we match up,” said head coach John Battaglino. “We’re constantly looking to challenge ourselves, and having Syracuse come to Albany in 2016 is a great game for the area. We’re looking forward to competing against quality teams to our schedule this season and in the future.”

Battaglino & co., kick off 2016 hosting Cornell on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3:00 p.m. In last year’s meeting in Ithaca, UAlbany out-scored Cornell 7-3 in the second half to take a 12-11 victory. Rachel Bowles tallied seven points on six goals and one assists in the win.

The Danes play just two home games in the month of March, continuing their season on a two-game road stretch starting with Elon on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m.  UAlbany meets Elon for the first time in program history.

Two days later, the Purple & Gold visits 2015 NCAA Tournament Finalist North Carolina at noon. The teams met last season in a neutral-site game, with the Tar Heels walking away victorious 10-6. UAlbany was the only non-conference opponent to hold UNC to 10 goals or less in 2015.

The Danes return home for a noon game against Villanova on March 13 in the first all-time meeting. UAlbany continues competition at John Fallon Field with Wagner, hosting first-year head coach and former Bethlehem Central standout Katie Rowan on March 19 at 3:00 p.m.

To wrap up March, the Purple & Gold travels to UMass (March 23, 3:00 p.m.) and visits Vermont (March 26, 1:00 p.m.) for its America East opener.

UAlbany visits its first Ivy League opponent of the season on April 2, in a noon match-up at Yale. The Great Danes meet the Bulldogs for the first time under first-year head coach Erica LaGrow, a former U.S., Women’s Lacrosse National Team member and UNC standout.

Battaglino’s squad hosts Binghamton for its first league home game on April 6 at 2:00 p.m. UAlbany is undefeated all-time against the Bearcats with a record of 14-0. For their third America East contest, the Great Danes travel to UMBC on April 9 at noon.

After paying the Carrier Dome a visit for the past two seasons, the Orange makes its first trip to John Fallon Field since 2008 on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. A top-5 team the last two seasons, Syracuse won the 2014 & 2015 meetings by just two goals each on its home surface.

The Purple & Gold returns to conference play against UMass Lowell on April 16 at 4:00 p.m., as part of the Spring Stomp lacrosse doubleheader. After hosting the River Hawks, UAlbany makes a Granite State swing at Dartmouth (April 18, 3:00 p.m.) and at New Hampshire (April 23, noon).

The Danes conclude the regular season slate with America East rival Stony Brook on April 28 at noon. UAlbany and the Seawolves have met for the league title in each of the last four seasons.

America East tournament play begins with the semifinals on Friday, May 6, followed by the final on Sunday, May 6. Both games will be played at the highest seed, and the championship game will be broadcast on ESPN3.


13 at Harvard (Scrimmage) TBA
27 CORNELL 3:00 p.m.
4 at Elon 5:00 p.m.
6 at North Carolina Noon
19 WAGNER 3:00 p.m.
23 at UMass 3:00 p.m.
26 at Vermont * 1:00 p.m.
2 at Yale Noon
6 BINGHAMTON * 2:00 p.m.
9 at UMBC * Noon
12 SYRACUSE 3:00 p.m.
16 UMASS LOWELL * 4:00 p.m.
18 at Dartmouth 3:00 p.m.
23 at New Hampshire * Noon
6 America East Semifinals TBA
8 America East Final (ESPN3) TBA

BOLD indicates home game at John Fallon Field
* Indicates America East opponent
All times Eastern

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