#1 UAlbany Men's Lacrosse Stands 10-0, Defeats Stony Brook 13-7
Men's Lacrosse Score: UAlbany 13, Stony Brook 7
Location: Albany, N.Y. – Tom & Mary Casey Stadium
Records: UAlbany (10-0, 3-0 AE), Stony Brook (3-6, 2-1 AE)
Short Story: The #1 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team took sole possession of first place in the America East with a 13-7 victory over rival Stony Brook, taking the Great Danes to 10-0 on the season.
- UAlbany: Tehoka Nanticoke had five points off two goals and three assists, adding two caused turnovers on the ride. Kyle McClancy had a hat trick while Davis Diamond notched a goal and three assists in his first career start. TD Ierlan had a perfect 24-for-24 faceoff day, one shy of the NCAA record (25-for-25), with 21 ground balls and an assist. JD Colarusso had the victory in goal, stopping 10 shots and allowing seven goals.
- Stony Brook: Mike McCannell led the Seawolves with three goals on as many shots. Michael Bollinger got the loss with 13 goals allowed and 10 saves.
- Nine different Great Danes scored goals in this game, with 11 UAlbany players having at least one point.
- Ierlan ties a season-high 24 faceoff wins, earning his second perfect faceoff day this year. His 21 ground balls is one shy of the UAlbany single game program record of 22.
- UAlbany’s 10-0 start is its best since 2007. That year, UAlbany began the season 11-0.
- UAlbany had 4,044 fans in attendance today. This is the third-largest home game attendance in UAlbany men’s lacrosse history.
- 1st quarter: After a goal seven minutes in, three different Great Danes scored a goal in a span of 45 seconds for a game-opening 4-0 run. UAlbany led 4-1 after one.
- 2nd quarter: A 3-0 run pulls the Seawolves within one goal. Including two Kyle McClancy goals, UAlbany builds back the lead to three and leads 8-5 at the half.
- 3rd quarter: After a long period with only a Stony Brook goal, UAlbany nets three in the final 4:22, including a goal and assist by Tehoka Nanticoke, to lead 11-6.
- 4th quarter: UAlbany holds Stony Brook scoreless in the final 12:14, adding goals from Mitch Laffin and Nanticoke to seal the 13-7 win.
Quote: “I’m proud of the way we played defense today, they were very aggressive and did not give them many opportunities. The group was facing adversity with losing two starting attackmen, and played pretty well.” – UAlbany head coach Scott Marr
Recap: The #1 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team stands alone in first place in the America East with a 13-7 home victory over rival Stony Brook for a 10-0 overall record.
With TD Ierlan winning every faceoff, UAlbany would get possession after every goal. Jakob Patterson struck first on a close range, catch and shoot from quarterback Davis Diamond. With 4:21 left, UAlbany rolled off three goals in 45 seconds: a bouncing shot and score from Sean Eccles, a top shelf score from Mitch Laffin and a pass from Ierlan to Diamond for a quick goal off the faceoff. Stony Brook scored its first goal with 1:36 left in the quarter as UAlbany led 4-1 after one.
Kyle McClancy had the first goal of the second, swimming and dodging through the defense to score on a bouncing shot under the crossbar. Stony Brook scored the next three to pull within one. Jack Burgmaster got a pass from brother Alex Burgmaster and hit a backhand shot goal, then Tehoka Nanticoke threw a behind the back pass to McClancy for the shot and score. McClancy scored another goal on a low to high shot while man-up as UAlbany led 8-5 at the break.
The defenses exchanged great saves as Stony Brook’s goal with 8:03 left in the 3rd was the only score in the quarter’s first 10 minutes. Ron John scored on a catch and shoot from Nanticoke, then UAlbany added two more in the final 1:09, a Nanticoke goal off a transition clear from Josh Egan and an Alex Burgmaster score in the final second of the quarter, making it 11-6 UAlbany.
Stony Brook scored the first goal of the quarter 2:45 in, then the UAlbany defense held the rest of the way. Laffin added a second goal on a shot clock warning, then Nanticoke added another score off a dodge around a defender. UAlbany took the victory 13-7.
UAlbany hits the road next weekend, heading to Baltimore to play UMBC on Saturday, April 7th at 3 p.m.