Men's Lacrosse Falls to Stony Brook, 12-10
Men’s lacrosse score: Stony Brook 12, UAlbany 10
Location: LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany 5-8 (4-2 America East); Stony Brook 8-6 (5-1 America East)
Short story: The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team fell to Stony Brook, 12-10, on Friday, April 26, at LaValle Stadium in a game delayed by more than two hours because of lightning. With the loss, the Great Danes now hold the No. 3 seed in the America East Tournament and will face No. 2 Vermont on Thursday, May 2, in the semifinals at Stony Brook.
The game was delayed two hours, seven minutes because of lightning. The delay began at the end of the third quarter.
UAlbany caused 12 turnovers. For the game, Stony Brook turned over the ball 23 times to UAlbany’s 13.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team’s regular season ended with a 12-10 loss at Stony Brook on Friday, April 26, in a game that stretched more than four hours because of a weather delay.
The defeat leaves the Great Danes with the No. 3 seed in the America East Tournament. They will face No. 2-seeded Vermont on Thursday, May 2, back at LaValle Stadium.
Stony Brook claimed the No. 1 seed, regular-season title and right to host the tournament, which concludes Saturday, May 4, with the championship. Game times are still to be announced.
Davis Diamond, Kyle Casey, Tehoka Nanticoke and Sean Eccles scored two goals apiece in a game played in a driving rainstorm throughout. At the end of the third quarter, with UAlbany trailing 10-9, the game was delayed two hours, seven minutes because of lightning.
At that point, the Great Danes had stormed back to overcome a 6-2 deficit at the end of the first quarter and a 10-5 disadvantage at halftime.
Casey, Nanticoke, Diamond and Eccles all scored during a four-goal run in the third quarter to cut Stony Brook’s lead to a goal. Casey got the run started with a man-up goal off a nifty feed from Diamond, and Eccles closed the third-quarter scoring when he ripped a high shot from about 12 yards away.
But then came the storm.
“The storm obviously came at the wrong time,” said Scott Marr, UAlbany’s head coach. “I think if we could have rolled right into the fourth quarter with all that momentum we had going, it could have been a different story.”
The teams left the field at 8:41 p.m. and didn’t resume play until 10:48 p.m. With the rain still pouring down, Stony Brook scored first to stretch the lead to 11-9 with 14:18 left. Jakob Patterson answered with a goal a minute later, but that was UAlbany’s only goal of the quarter. The Seawolves closed out the scoring with 7:43 to play.
Diamond led UAlbany with four points (two assists), and Jack Burgmaster also scored. Nate Siekierski stopped 10 shots in goal, and Matt Perla led the defense with six ground balls and three caused turnovers.
No. 3-seeded UAlbany begins America East Tournament play Thursday, May 2, against No. 2 Vermont in the semifinals at LaValle Stadium.