lacrosse-men-d1 flag

Albany Athletics | April 21, 2015

Albany dominant in fifth consecutive win

  Albany can finish a perfect conference regular season with a win against UMBC on Saturday.

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- No. 7 Albany proved to be the top dogs in the Capital District once again on Tuesday, dominating Siena 23-7 on the road for its fifth consecutive victory.

“I was very pleased to how we responded after a huge win on Saturday against Yale, coming out three days later against a tough Siena team,” said Albany coach Scott Marr.

“We started off great with an outstanding first quarter; we gobbled up every ground ball, Blaze [Riorden] had some key saves, and offensively, we did a great job of moving the ball and finding the open man.”

After allowing the first score, Albany (12-2) scored the next 18 goals in the next 36:12 against Siena (5-8), leading 17-1 at the half and at one point having an 18-goal lead.  It is the fifth time this season that Albany has scored in double digits.

“I would say the ride was the most exciting part of our game today,” said Marr.  “The amount of turnovers that we caused because of our hustle; riding is just that, all hustle and heart.”

16 different Albany players earned points against Siena. Seth Oakes led Albany in goals for the fifth consecutive game, finishing with four. John Maloney scored two goals and added two assists, Bennett Drake had a hat trick and an assist while Lyle Thompson and Kyle McClancy each had three points.

“We were moving the ball and running our offense,” said Maloney. 

“We got good opportunities and made our shots.  We were trying to get Lyle [Thompson] the ball, and when he would dodge, they would send a double early, so we moved off-ball, and Lyle [Thompson] would find us.”

On the defensive end, Albany allowed just one goal in the first half.  Blaze Riorden saved six shots in the first half to earn the win while JD Colarusso defended in the second half, concluding with three saves.

“We didn’t play as individuals, we played together as a team as one,” said Riorden.  “Give [Siena] credit, they got some good shots off, but our defense played really well.”

For Siena, Tim Cousin netted two goals, adding an assist and was the only Saint to score multiple points.  Nick Capalbo got the loss with eight saves and 17 goals allowed in the first half.

Albany will go for a perfect conference regular season on Saturday, April 25th, hosting UMBC at 3 p.m. at Bob Ford Field.  The game will be televised late on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

9 must-watch Division I men's lacrosse games this season

The 2019 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse season gets started the first weekend in February. Yale is looking to defend its title, while others are jockeying for the top spot. These are the nine games you can't miss.

These were the best games across college sports in 2018

Another year of college sports is in the books. With 2019 just around the corner, let's take a look back at the top games in NCAA sports from 2018. 

The Sweet 16 of college basketball nicknames and the stories behind them

Welcome to the Sweet 16. No, not that Sweet 16, but the bracket for the Great Nickname Showdown in Division I. That way we can decide a national champion – March Madness for monikers, even if it’s December.A word or two about criteria. Uniqueness counted heavily, as did quirkiness. But an interesting back story also scored highly. Since there are no metrics for nicknames – couldn’t find one thing on KenPom – no seeding was done. This Sweet 16 was bracketed by a blind draw, which might leave the NCAA selection committee aghast.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners