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Area colleges: UAlbany women earn spot in AE lacrosse title game

Saturday, May 4, 2013
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STONY BROOK — No. 2 seed UAlbany used a strong defensive effort Friday to advance to its third straight America East women’s lacrosse tournament title game with a 13-6 win over No. 3 seed New Hampshire.

The Great Danes forced 18 New Hampshire turnovers, had a 19-10 advantage in ground balls, and outshot the Wildcats, 23-16.

America East Co-Player of the Year Rachael Burek led the Great Danes with five points, scoring four goals (all in the second half) to go with one assist. Co-Rookie of the Year Rachel Bowles tallied three goals, all coming in the first half, while Jess Antelmi, Nichole Eamer and Allie Phelan had two apiece.

New Hampshire also was led by a freshman as Co-Rookie of the Year Laura McHoul had two goals and three assists to lead the way.

UAlbany will look to become the third team in America East history to win three straight titles on Sunday when the Great Danes battle No. 1 seed Stony Brook at noon on ESPN3.

New Hampshire 3 3 —  6

UAlbany 5 8 — 13

New Hampshire scoring: Laura McHoul 2-3, Nicole Grote 1-0, Laura Puccia 1-0, Amber Casiano 1-0, Kayleigh Hinkle 1-0, Jenny Simpson 0-1. UAlbany scoring: Rachael Burek 4-1, Rachel Bowles 3-0, Nichole Eamer 2-2, Allie Phelan 2-2, Jess Antelmi 2-0, Whitney Corby 0-3.

Goalies: New Hampshire, Kathleen O’Keefe, 3 saves. UAlbany, Anna Berman, 4 saves.

RPI 12, VASSAR 5

TROY — Senior Alissa Peterson scored three times, setting the school record for goals in a single season, and Shannon Maguire added two goals and three assists to help the Engineers oust the Brewers in the semifinals of the Liberty League tournament at Renwyck Field.

Peterson now has 44 goals on the season. RPI, the defending champion, improves to 13-3 and advances to today’s championship game at 3.

Vassar 3 2 —  5

RPI 7 5 — 12

Vassar scoring: Colin Cedema 3-0, Dara Davis 1-1, Tyler Morrow 1-1, Nicole Magney 0-1. RPI scoring: Alissa Peterson 3-0, Rachel Scofield 3-0, Michelle Denny 2-0, Shannon Maguire 2-3, Mackenzie O’Neil 2-1.

Goalies: Vassar, Katharine Pula, 8 saves; Scott Brekne, 2 saves. RPI, Allie Arnal, 2 saves.

CANISIUS 14, SIENA 7

POUGHKEEPSIE — Morgan Leonard’s five goals sparked top-seeded Canisius over the Saints in the MAAC tournament semifinals at Tenney Stadium.

The Saints (4-12) ended their season in the tournament semis for the fourth straight year. Lauren Smith and Maggie Deloria led Siena with two goals apiece.

Siena 5 2 —  7

Canisius 7 7 — 14

Siena scoring: Lauren Smith 2-0, Maggie Deloria 2-0, Sarah Croutier 1-1, Shannon Pfohl 1-0, Julia Sirianni 1-0. Canisius scoring: Morgan Leonard 5-2, Meghan Cuddy 3-0, Tori Quinn 2-3, Maria Kotas 2-2, Lindsey Morgan 1-0, Whitley Perry 1-0.

Goalies: Siena, Ashley Holdridge, 11 saves. Canisius, Kayla Scully, 7 saves.

Men’s lacrosse

RIT 13, UNION 7

ROCHESTER — Alec Sulesky fired in four goals, and Taylor Wisman contributed two goals and three assists to lift top-seeded RIT over the Dutchmen in the Liberty League tournament semifinals at Tiger Stadium.

Senior attack Nolan Connors led Union (8-7) with two goals and one assist. Sophomore goalie Stefan Basile made 16 saves. RIT (15-2) takes on third-seeded Clarkson in the finals.

Union 1 3 1 2 —  7

RIT 3 0 5 5 — 13

Union scoring: Nolan Connors 2-1, Rob Santangelo 1-1, Jonathan Andrews 1-0, Nate Greenberg 1-0, Adam Rosenthal 1-0, Richard Gregory 1-0, Nolan Stauffer 0-1, Tom Stanton 0-1. RIT scoring: Alec Sulesky 4-0, Taylor Wisman 2-3, Allister Warren 2-0, Eddie Kiesa 1-0, Jack Krzyston 1-0, Kyle Aquin 1-0, Braden Wallace 1-0, Brad Gillies 1-0.

Goalies: Union, Stefan Basile, 16 saves. RIT, Pat Johnston, 21 saves.

SIENA 11, JACKSONVILLE 8

BUFFALO — Colin Clive, Danny Martinsen, Nate Barry and Kyle Curry led a balanced effort with two goals apiece, as the Saints advanced to the MAAC tournament championship game Sunday at 1.

Siena evened its overall record at 8-8. T.J. Kenary scored three times for 8-5 Jacksonville.

Siena 4 3 2 2 — 11

Jacksonville 0 4 2 2 —  8

Siena scoring: Colin Clive 2-2, Danny Martinsen 2-1, Nate Barry 2-0, Kyle Curry 2-0, Conor Prunty 1-1, Richie Hurley 1-1, Kevin Cousin 1-0, Vinnie Cannon 0-1, Adam Hall 0-1. Jacksonville scoring: T.J. Kenary 3-0, Cameron Mann 2-0, Conor Ogoe 2-0, Austin Curtis 1-0, Ari Waffle 0-1, David Goldman 0-1, Mike McCredie 0-1, James Trentini 0-1.

Goalies: Siena, Matt Sharp, 13 saves. Jacksonville, Pete DeLuca, 4 saves.

Baseball

SKIDMORE 7-3, RPI 0-4

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Leejay Pollacchi belted a home run to lead a 10-hit attack in the first game for the Thoroughbreds, and then RPI came back to take the nightcap with the help of two hits apiece from Jonny Rio and Shane Matthews, as the teams split their Liberty League double-header.

Skidmore is 8-15, 14-21, while RPI is 16-7, 24-10.

RPI 000 000 0 — 0  2 1

Skidmore 013 030 x — 7 10 1

WP-Keysor. LP-Campisi.

RPI 001 011 100 — 4 8 2

Skidmore 000 000 102 — 3 8 1

Conroy, Gallagher (9) and Holomakoff; Martins, Stafutti (7) and Green.

AIC 12, SAINT ROSE 8

ALBANY — American International scored four times in the top of the ninth inning to top the Golden Knights in a Northeast-10 Conference game at Bob Bellizzi Field.

Senior left fielder Scott Hladik (Saratoga Springs) went 4-for-5 with two RBI, and sophomore first baseman Zac Bellinger went 4-for-4 with an RBI to pace the Golden Knights’ 15-hit attack.

AIC 121 220 004 — 12 18 3

Saint Rose 012 300 020 —  8 15 2

Lee, Sledzik (4), Bailey (8), McCowat (8) and Fenton; Carr, Naughton (4), Buckley (5), Pokrentkowski (7), DeFruscio (9) and Capone.

Softball

ROCHESTER 7, UNION 2

ROCHESTER — The Yellowjackets scored four runs in the fourth inning and tacked on three more in the fifth en route to stopping the Dutchwomen in the first round of the Liberty League tourn­ament at Southside Field.

Aimee Palleschi hit her fifth home run of the season for Union (16-24), which takes on St. Lawrence this morning at 10.

Gena Bradford-Tume belted a three-run homer for 21-17 Rochester in the fifth inning.

Union 002 000 0 — 2 4 4

Rochester 000 430 x — 7 4 1

WP-Grage. LP-Alyssa Wolejko.

RPI 1, ST. LAWRENCE 0

ROCHESTER — Sophomore pitcher Kristina Weltzin threw a three-hit shutout and knocked in the game’s only run with a sac­rifice fly in the third inning to lead the Engineers over the Saints in the opening round of the Liberty League tournament.

RPI (24-14) faces top-seeded Rochester today at 12:30.

St. Lawrence 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

RPI 001 000 x — 1 3 1

Plimpton and Cavellier; Weltzin and Ten Eyck.

WILSON 2,

SUNY-COBLESKILL 1

READING, Pa. — Tara Fields drove in two runs, and Megan

Schneck added three hits, as Wilson defeated the Fighting Tigers in the opening round of the NEAC tournament at Hintz Athletic Field.

Madeline DeMilio had three hits, and Julia Lull added two for the 18-17 Fighting Tigers, who play Penn State Abington in the losers’ bracket today at 2.

SUNY-Cobleskill 000 010 0 — 1 7 1

Wilson 002 000 x — 2 8 3

Wadsroth and DeMilio; Taylor and Wingerd.

 
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