Albany, N.Y. - Rory Nunamacher's fourth-quarter goal was the difference as Hartford defeated UAlbany, 9-8, in the America East Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday, March 30 at John Fallon Field. The Hawks ended an eight-game skid in the series, winning for the first time since the 2003 campaign.
     Hartford (7-3, AE 1-0) tied the contest at five apiece with 32 seconds elapsed in the second half, when Martin Bowes scored from the right point off a short cross from Jared Franze in a man-advantage situation. Franze then put his team ahead one minute and two seconds later as he went low with a jump shot from the right.
     The Hawks moved out to an 8-6 later in the third quarter. Tate Klidonas put back a rebound from in front of the crease after UAlbany goalkeeper Edmund Cathers saved Bowes' initial shot. The Great Danes' Miles Thompson sliced the deficit in half when he went one-on-one with a defender and scored with a low underhanded shot.
     In the final period, Hartford goalkeeper Frank Piechota made one of his 15 saves that led to a Nunamacher's transition goal and a 9-7 advantage with 4:12 to play. After the Great Danes kept an offensive set alive with a series of ground balls, Joe Resetarits fed Rocky Bonitatibus who converted from the right side. UAlbany had a couple of opportunities to draw even, including an extra-man attempt in the closing seconds. However, Bonitatibus missed wide to the right of the net.
     "We made some costly decisions," said UAlbany coach Scott Marr, whose squad lost for the fourth straight time. "Give them credit, they are a good team. But we have to make better decisions, especially in the clearing game. It's our biggest issue."
     UAlbany (3-5, AE 0-1) snapped a 2-2 deadlock with three unanswered in the second quarter. Matt Johnson cut inside a defender from left of the cage to break the tie. Thompson, a freshman, added back-to-back goals. The first went off the goalkeeper and a defenseman and across the goal line. The second came off Brian Caufield's crossing pass from in back of the net. Hartford scored 22 seconds apart right before halftime to close the gap to 5-4. Carter Bender picked up a loose ball in front of the crease for the first goal. Defenseman Ben Knapton corralled a tipped pass and found Ryan Compitello on the right crease with 1:25 left in the stanza.
     Franze had two goals and one assist for the Hawks, who are off to their best start the 2000 season. UAlbany's Thompson scored three times, while Johnson added two goals and one assist.
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Hartford 9, UAlbany 8
     Hartford - Scoring: Jared Franze 2-1, Carter Bender 2-0, Martin Bowes 2-0, Rory Nunamacher 1-0, Ryan Compitello 1-0, Tate Klidonas 1-0, Ben Knapton 0-1; Goalkeeper(s): Frank Piechota (60:00, 15 saves, 8 GA).
     UAlbany - Scoring: Miles Thompson 3-0, Matt Johnson 2-1, Rocky Bonitatibus 2-0, Joe Resetarits 1-1, Brian Caufield 0-1; Goalkeeper(s): Edmund Cathers (54:46, 14 saves, 9 GA), John Carroll (5:14, 1 saves 0 GA).

Hartford 9, UAlbany 8 (Mar 30, 2011, John Fallon Field, Albany, N.Y.)

 

Lacrosse Box Score

 
Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
2011 Men's Lacrosse
Hartford vs Albany (Mar 30, 2011 at Albany, N.Y.)

 Summary 
Hartford (7-3, AE 1-0) vs. Albany (3-5, AE 0-1)
Date: Mar 30, 2011  Attendance: 778
Weather: 51 degrees, mostly cloudy, calm
SCORE BY PERIOD   Total 
Hartford 
Albany 

Hartford SCORING: GOALS: Jared Franze 2; Carter Bender 2; Martin Bowes 2; Rory Nunamacher 1; Ryan Compitello 1; Tate Klidonas 1. ASSISTS: Jared Franze 1; Ben Knapton 1.

Albany SCORING: GOALS: Miles Thompson 3; Matt Johnson 2; Rocky Bonitatibus 2; Joe Resetarits 1. ASSISTS: Brian Caufield 1; Matt Johnson 1; Joe Resetarits 1.

Penalties - Hartford 3/2:00; Albany 4/4:00.

Officials:.

 


 Albany  
Pos ## Player G A Sh GB TO CT Faceoff Penalties
GK   1   Edmund Cathers   0-0  1-1:00  
A   2   Miles Thompson   11  0-0  1-1:00  
A   3   Ty Thompson   0-0 
A   5   Joe Resetarits   0-0 
M   26  Keith Olson   4-16 
D   27  Scott Raffensperger   0-0  1-1:00  
D   35  Jack Nickla   0-0 
M   39  Matt Johnson   0-0 
D   44  Travis Lyons   0-0 
D   45  Mike Banks   0-0 
  4   Daley Baker   0-0 
  9   Jack Reynolds   0-0 
  10  Rocky Bonitatibus   0-0 
  11  Matt Mackenzie   2-2 
  12  Jimmy Haugen   0-0 
  17  Kevin Glueckert   0-0 
  18  Artie Marrapese   0-1 
  20  Ryan Feuerstein   0-0 
  21  Eric Sanders   0-0 
  23  Derek Kreuzer   0-0 
  24  Matt Novosel   0-0 
  25  Mike Woods   0-0 
  28  Brian Caufield   0-0 
  29  Mike Finnegan   0-0 
  30  Kyle Crotty   0-0 
  31  John Carroll   0-0 
  38  Jack Huber   0-0 
  40  Cody Futia   0-0  1-1:00  
  41  Anthony Ostrander   0-0 
    Totals.........  36  30  11  6-19  4-4:00  
## Goalie Minutes GA Dec 1 2 3 4 Saves
1   Edmund Cathers   54:46  14 
31  John Carroll   05:14   

 Hartford  
Pos ## Player G A Sh GB TO CT Faceoff Penalties
D   3   Scott Kessler   0-0 
A   5   Rory Nunamacher   0-0 
M   10  Brendan Marlow   0-0 
M   11  Tim Fallon   13-19 
D   13  Conor Flynn   0-0  1-0:30  
A   19  Carter Bender   0-0 
M   23  Ben Knapton   0-0 
A   26  Ryan Compitello   0-0 
D   37  Dan Gillespie   0-0 
GK   38  Frank Piechota   0-0 
  4   Ben Liebel   0-0 
  6   Alex Matarazzo   0-0 
  7   Jared Franze   13  0-0 
  9   Austin Rogers   0-0 
  12  Martin Bowes   0-0 
  14  Nick Frigenti   0-0 
  20  Drew Haig   0-0 
  21  Kevin Whelan   0-0 
  22  Vinny Pellizzi   0-0  1-1:00  
  27  Kyle Goodchild   0-0  1-0:30  
  28  Sean King   0-0 
  42  Tate Klidonas   0-0 
  TM  TEAM   0-0 
    Totals.........  44  41  22  13-19  3-2:00  
## Goalie Minutes GA Dec 1 2 3 4 Saves
38  Frank Piechota   60:00  15 

 Stats by period 
SHOTS BY PERIOD   Total 
Hartford  10  17  11  44 
Albany  11  15  36 
SAVES BY PERIOD   Total 
Hartford  15 
Albany  15 
GROUND BALLS BY PRD   Total 
Hartford  17  41 
Albany  10  30 
TURNOVERS BY PRD   Total 
Hartford  22 
Albany  11 
FACE-OFFS BY PRD   Total 
Hartford  3-4  3-5  6-7  1-3  13-19 
Albany  1-4  2-5  1-7  2-3  6-19 
CLEARS BY PERIOD   Total 
Hartford  5-5  4-5  2-3  6-7  17-20 
Albany  5-6  4-4  4-6  7-7  20-23 
EXTRA-MAN OPPS   Total 
Hartford  0-0  0-1  1-1  0-1  1-3 
Albany  0-1  0-0  0-1  0-1  0-3 


 Scoring Summary 
Prd  Time  Team  Type  Goal Scorer  Assists  H-V 
1.  1st  4:47  ALBANY   EVEN  Matt Johnson (12)  Unassisted  1-0 
2.    2:10  HARTFORD  EVEN  Jared Franze  Unassisted  1-1 
3.    0:13  ALBANY   EVEN  Joe Resetarits (17)  Unassisted  2-1 
4.  2nd  13:32  HARTFORD  EVEN  Martin Bowes  Unassisted  2-2 
5.    9:50  ALBANY   EVEN  Matt Johnson (13)  Unassisted  3-2 
6.    8:21  ALBANY   EVEN  Miles Thompson (10)  Unassisted  4-2 
7.    4:07  ALBANY   EVEN  Miles Thompson (11)  Brian Caufield (9)  5-2 
8.    1:48  HARTFORD  EVEN  Carter Bender  Unassisted  5-3 
9.    1:26  HARTFORD  EVEN  Ryan Compitello  Ben Knapton  5-4 
10.  3rd  14:27  HARTFORD  UP   Martin Bowes  Jared Franze  5-5 
11.    13:25  HARTFORD  EVEN  Jared Franze  Unassisted  5-6 
12.    11:51  HARTFORD  EVEN  Carter Bender  Unassisted  5-7 
13.    9:53  ALBANY   EVEN  Rocky Bonitatibus (4)  Matt Johnson (6)  6-7 
14.    2:30  HARTFORD  EVEN  Tate Klidonas  Unassisted  6-8 
15.    1:01  ALBANY   EVEN  Miles Thompson (12)  Unassisted  7-8 
16.  4th  4:12  HARTFORD  EVEN  Rory Nunamacher  Unassisted  7-9 
17.    1:30  ALBANY   EVEN  Rocky Bonitatibus (5)  Joe Resetarits (7)  8-9 

 Penalty Summary 
Prd  Time  Team  ##  Player  Min  PP  Offense 
1st  03:30  ALBANY   28  Brian Caufield   N/A    YELLOW CARD 
  00:13  HARTFORD  13  Conor Flynn   0:30  ILLEGAL BODY CHECK 
2nd  14:32  ALBANY   2   Miles Thompson   1:00    OFFSIDE 
  01:25  ALBANY   40  Cody Futia   1:00  UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 
3rd  14:52  ALBANY   27  Scott Raffensperger   1:00  ILLEGAL BODY CHECK 
  04:49  HARTFORD  22  Vinny Pellizzi   1:00  SLASHING 
4th  07:43  ALBANY   1   Edmund Cathers   1:00  SLASHING 
  00:11  HARTFORD  27  Kyle Goodchild   0:30  HOLDING