11 Great Danes Net Goals, #2 UAlbany Men's Lacrosse Wins 18-7
Men's Lacrosse Score: #2 UAlbany 18, Binghamton 7
Location: Albany, N.Y. – Tom & Mary Casey Stadium
Records: UAlbany (11-1, 4-1 AE), Binghamton (4-10, 1-4 AE)
Short Story: The #2 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team saw 11 players score goals in an 18-7 rout of Binghamton, securing an America East Tournament berth for the Great Danes.
- UAlbany: Tehoka Nanticoke led UAlbany in goals with three, adding two assists, while Connor Fields earned seven points off two goals and five assists in his return. Justin Reh also came back with two goals and two assists. JD Colarusso notched the win with four saves in net while TD Ierlan won 20-of-22 faceoffs for 10 ground balls and a goal.
- Binghamton: Joe Licata had a hat trick off four shots, with Stephen Petrelli got two goals and an assist. Kevin Carbone finished with 17 saves in net in the loss.
- With the win, UAlbany has secured a berth into the America East Tournament. UAlbany remains tied for first place in the league with Stony Brook and can earn hosting rights to the tournament with a win next weekend at Hartford.
- 11 different UAlbany players scored a goal, with six Great Danes having multiple goals. 14 Great Danes had at least one point.
- Fields now has 343 career points, tying for fourth all-time in NCAA DI history. He is also tied for fourth all-time in NCAA DI history with 193 career goals.
- 1st quarter: With all scoring occurring in the final 8:38 of the quarter, four different Great Danes scored to push UAlbany up 4-1 after one.
- 2nd quarter: A UAlbany 5-0 run in a span of 2:40, all by different scorers, helps UAlbany lead 10-4 at the break.
- 3rd quarter: UAlbany outscores Binghamton 3-1 in a quarter that saw the teams go scoreless in the final 9:31. UAlbany led 13-5 after three.
- 4th quarter: Along with the last two goals of the 4th, four more goals to begin the fourth makes the run 6-0 as UAlbany takes the win 18-7.
Quote: “I’m certainly pleased with our effort having not played in a couple of weeks. We got a lot of guys scoring goals, and I’m proud of how we responded to our first loss.” – UAlbany head coach Scott Marr
Recap: The #2 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team got back in the win column as 11 different Great Danes had goals in an 18-7 victory vs. Binghamton, securing a spot in the America East Tournament.
After over six minutes of no scoring, Chris Ryan scored his first career goal off a low to high shot in the left corner. Jack Burgmaster added the next goal with a pass from Tehoka Nanticoke and a shot from the waist. Binghamton got its first goal, then UAlbany scored two in the final minutes of the 1st, a Sean Eccles man-up score in the left post and Connor Fields faking out a defender and the goalie off a pass, making it 4-1 UAlbany after one quarter.
After a Joe Licata goal for Binghamton, UAlbany netted five consecutive goals in a span of 2:40. Justin Reh emerged from behind the cage to score on the doorstep, Alex Burgmaster scored on a run to the cage around his defender, Eccles added a second goal man-up, Nanticoke notched a high-to-low shot, then TD Ierlan scored off a dodge after a restart. Binghamton got a pair of goals back, then Jakob Patterson wowed the crowd with a behind the back shot close range for a goal, sending UAlbany up 10-4 at the half.
Fields was open straight away for a goal to begin the third quarter. Binghamton countered the goal with one of its own a minute later. The Reh brothers put two more on the scoreboard as Justin netted one off a pass from Fields, then Zach Wolfe found Troy Reh in transition for another score. The final 9:30 of the third quarter was scoreless as UAlbany was up 13-5 after three.
UAlbany’s offense kept firing into the final quarter, scoring the period’s first four goals. Nanticoke muscled his way through a defender for a goal, then Alex Burgmaster scored during the shot clock. Nanticoke was wide open in front of the cage as Fields found him for the goal, with Troy Reh added another, charging through the defense. Binghamton scored two more, then Mitch Laffin added the final goal on a laser under the crossbar from Peter Schwab. UAlbany took the win 18-7.
UAlbany gets ready for a top-5 battle in New Haven, Connecticut, taking on #5 Yale on Sunday, April 22nd at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. ESPNU will have a tape delay at 6 p.m.