Capital Region college lacrosse squads set for busy Saturday

UAlbany’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr with Camden Hay during their lacrosse game against UMass at UAlbany in Albany on Monday, March 22, 2021.
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UAlbany’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr with Camden Hay during their lacrosse game against UMass at UAlbany in Albany on Monday, March 22, 2021.

It’s set to be a busy Saturday for Capital Region college lacrosse squads.

One week after a rough season opener at Cornell, UAlbany men’s lacrosse will be back on the road Saturday at noon as the Great Danes head to Philadelphia to take on Drexel.

UAlbany’s season began with a 16-8 loss to Cornell that saw the Great Danes fall behind 5-0 in the first quarter before closing within two goals by halftime, only for the Big Red to pull away in the second half. UAlbany freshman Amos Whitcomb scored a pair of goals in his collegiate debut.

Drexel, which has lost its last six meetings with UAlbany, is coming off back-to-back losses to UMBC and Lafayette to open its season.

The UAlbany women, coming off their 19-2 rout of Colgate, will be back at home Saturday at 6 p.m. to face Yale at John Fallon Field. UAlbany comes in at 1-1, while Yale won its season opener last Saturday, beating Sacred Heart 15-4.

Siena men’s lacrosse will seek to earn its first win of the season Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Saints visit UMass Lowell. Siena (0-3) got off to slow starts in its first two games of the season, but led Army West Point 5-4 early in the second half on Wednesday before the Black Knights reeled off 10 third-quarter goals en route to a 20-10 victory. UMass Lowell enters the game at 0-2.

Union men’s lacrosse will play its season opener Saturday at 3 p.m. against Babson at Frank Bailey Field. The Dutchmen have won all 12 of their previous matchups against Babson.

UNION WOMEN, RPI MEN SET FOR LIBERTY LEAGUE HOOPS SEMIS

Coming off its first win in a conference tournament game since 2009, Union women’s basketball will travel to face top-seeded Ithaca in the semifinals of the Liberty League tournament Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ben Light Gymnasium.

Union, the No. 4 seed, topped RIT 54-40 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Dutchwomen, who enter on a seven-game winning streak, were swept by Ithaca during the regular season. The Bombers won 54-47 on Jan. 22 in Ithaca, then won the rematch 66-56 on Feb. 4 in Schenectady.

In Troy, the top-seeded RPI men’s basketball team will host its Liberty League tournament semifinal against Skidmore at 2 p.m. at ECAV Arena. RPI boasts the top scoring defense in Division III men’s basketball, limiting opponents to 57.0 points per game, though the Engineers did drop a 71-65 overtime decision to Skidmore on Feb. 4 in Saratoga Springs.

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