“I think we just take really every game seriously and the scouts are doing detailed stuff , we are not going into the game thinking dominate, we are thinking we are going to get our stops and do our thing on offense, because if we stick to our game plan we will get the outcome we want and so far it has been paying off”Helene Haegerstrand
NJIT was coming into Albany with a three game winning streak, and a 8-5 overall record. The biggest question for NJIT was the streak/great play going to carry over into conference play. For the Great Danes they were coming in hot, on a eight game winning streak, on top of the conference at 11-2.
UAlbany WBB came out strong as they went on a 9-2 run. Led by Hagerstrand who scored six of UAlbany nine points. During the Great Danes first run they held NJIT to just two points. After a timeout NJIT made adjustments, and responded with a 7-0 run to tie the game. For the rest of the first period it was a back and forth match up. Haegerstrand answered by hitting a three point shot at the end of the first period. Giving the Great Danes a 17-13 lead. That was the last time NJIT would get anywhere close in this game.
Going into the second half UAlbany WBB never looked back. They went on a 11-5 run to start the period, and continue their grip on the lead. Forcing NJIT to call a timeout down 28-18. When play resumed the Great Danes went on another run 7-0, and increased their lead from 10 to 17 (35-18).
NJIT called another timeout, but it was to late. They were outscored 28-6 in that quarter alone. Once play resumed, it did not get any better. NJIT did play UAlbany a little closer but the Great Danes still ended the period with a 27 point lead (57-30). The fourth period was pretty much the same as the Great Danes finished the game with a 77-36 victory. It was complete domination. As they kept NJIT to only one player scoring in double digits. Coach Mullen who always makes defense the focus stated that even though she was very happy with the defensive outcome/effort, she was even more impressed with the offensive outcome.