Albany and Stony Brook battle for first place on Saturday.
Albany and Stony Brook battle for first place on Saturday.
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Battle For 1st Place Highlights #AEWLAX Schedule

Release: 04/11/2014

Three games are set in America East women's lacrosse on Saturday including a battle for first place between a pair of 2-0 teams when No. 15/15t Stony Brook visits No. 18/17 Albany. All three games will be available live for free on AmericaEast.TV.

The winner of the Stony Brook/Albany game can clinch a playoff spot with losses by both UMBC and Binghamton.Here's a look at the games during the third week of conference action:

Vermont (10-3, 1-1 AE) at UMBC (6-6, 0-2 AE)  - 11 a.m.
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  • UMBC is coming off a 10-8 non-conference mid-week win over Columbia with Alyssa Semones scoring a game-high four goals. Semones leads the team with 18 goals and 19 draw controls and is fourth in the league with 2.33 ground balls per game.
  • Vermont is coming off a 15-7 loss to Albany last Saturday. Senior Sydney Mas tied for the program's all-time points record with 241 after registering three points. She ranks second in the country with 49 goals.
  • This will be the 11th all-time meeting between the two teams with the Retrievers holding a 6-4 advantage. UVM won last year's contest, 8-7.

No. 15/15t Stony Brook (11-2, 2-0 AE) at No. 18/17 Albany (10-1, 2-0 AE) - 12 p.m.
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  • The conference's top offensive team, Albany, and top defensive team, Stony Brook, meet in a battle for first place Saturday at noon.
  • The Great Danes average scoring 15.73 goals per game which ranks fifth in the nation. Rachel Bowles leads the team with 32 goals and leads the conference with 4.73 points per game.
  • Senior midfielder Allie Phelan, the reigning America East Offensive Player of the Week, was added to the Tewaaraton Watch List.
  • The Seawolves allow just 4.92 goals per game, the best goals against average in the country. Stony Brook has held opponents to single digit scoring in 12 of the team's 13 games.
  • Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina has 42 career wins, tied for the most in Seawolves program history.

Binghamton (6-6, 0-2 AE) at New Hampshire (6-7, 1-1 AE) - 12 p.m.
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  •  New Hampshire will play its first game on Memorial Field on Saturday with the Wildcats playing four of their previous home games on Bremner Field and three at Cowell Stadium.
  • UNH has won all 12 lifetime meetings against Binghamton, including an 8-6 win in Vestal last year.
  • Binghamton is having one of its best season's in school history despite three-straight losses. Freshman Bri Arthur leads the team in goals (31) and points (37).