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Section II connections make UAlbany women's lacrosse a national power

"It's nice to know that if one person is having trouble [scoring goals], there are six or seven kids out there who can step up," said Branchini.

UAlbany jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first half against New Hampshire. The Wildcats closed the gap to 9-6 by the early stages of the second half before the Great Danes went on their final spurt to pull away for good.

Freshman goaltender Anna Berman stopped six shots for UAlbany to pick up her 11th victory.

"She's not afraid of anything," said Battaglino of Berman, who played for Section I's North Rockland last year. "She's got a lot of poise out there."

UAlbany has four games left in the regular season, beginning with Saturday's America East contest against defending league champion Boston University. And though the Great Danes know that they are beginning to garner national attention with their perfect record, they are not overlooking anyone.

"Honestly, I don't think about records," said Battaglino, who has guided UAlbany to its best start in the program's Division I history. "You get a couple of hours to enjoy [a win], and then you look ahead to the next game.""

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