Union put together a pair of mid-game runs and beat Rensselaer 15-8 Wednesday at East Campus Stadium to clinch a Liberty League men’s lacrosse playoff berth.
Keaton McCann had six goals and seven points for Union (4-1 Liberty, 5-1 overall), Kiernan McGovern had four goals and five points, and both juniors played key roles when the Dutchmen pulled away.
Union trailed 3-2 in the second period before McGovern scored three goals in a 5-0 Union spurt. The Dutchmen were up 8-5 in the third when McCann notched three goals in another 5-0 Dutchmen flurry.
Aidan Flood had a goal and four assists for Union. Jason Bram led Rensselaer (1-1, 1-1) with three goals and four points.
RPI opened its shortened season Saturday with a 14-5 win over Skidmore. Owen Putman scored six goals in that victory, and managed two Wednesday.
Union extended its win streak over RPI to three games.
Union 2 6 5 2 — 15
Rensselaer 2 3 0 3 — 8
Union scoring: McCann 6-1, McGovern 4-1, Davis 2-1, Burnes 1-1, J. Donahue 1-0, Flood 1-4, Helmig 0-1. Rensselaer scoring: Bram 3-1, Oslislo 2-0, Putman 2-0, Hatcher 1-0, Abbate 0-1, Swanson 0-1. Goalies: Union, D. Donahue, 7 saves; Miller, 1 save. Rensselaer, Doughty, 8 saves.