UAlbany men’s lacrosse pulls away in second half to rout NJIT

UAlbany men's lacrosse head coach Scott Marr on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. On Friday, UAlbany beat NJIT 16-6.
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UAlbany men's lacrosse head coach Scott Marr on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. On Friday, UAlbany beat NJIT 16-6.

UAlbany men’s lacrosse broke open what was a tie game early in the third quarter by scoring 11 of the game’s final 12 goals and racing to a 16-6 America East Conference men’s lacrosse win over NJIT on Friday evening in Newark, New Jersey.

Up 4-3 at the half, UAlbany (3-3 America East, 5-7 overall) saw NJIT score two of the first three goals of the third quarter to tie the game up. But, the Great Danes responded with a run of three goals in 94 seconds — with Conner Fingar, Corey Yunker and Graydon Hogg finding the net in quick succession — to set off a game-closing 11-1 run.

With the win, UAlbany clinched a berth in the America East tournament.”

“We played some young kids tonight who had not seen much action this year, and I thought we were tentative in the first half,” UAlbany head coach Scott Marr said in a press release. “But once we settled in and played faster, we created a lot of good looks in the second half.

Amos Whitcomb scored four goals for the Great Danes, Hogg had a hat trick and an assist, and senior midfielder Declan Palandjian scored the first two goals of his career. Goalie Will Ramos stopped 11 of the 17 shots he faced, and Regan Endres won 15 of 23 faceoffs.

Gavyn Willson and Gage Adams scored two goals each for NJIT (0-5, 0-12).

UAlbany is facing a quick turnaround, as the Great Danes will be back on the road Sunday at noon in New Haven, Connecticut to face No. 10 Yale.

UAlbany 3 1 7 5—16

NJIT 1 2 2 1— 6

UAlbany scoring: Whitcomb 4-0, Hogg 3-1, Pucci 0-3, Palandjian 2-1, McComber 1-1, Yunker 1-1, Seneca 0-1, T. Hay 0-1, Swingruber 1-0, D. Lapietro 1-0, C. Lapietro 0-1, Decker 1-0, Fingar 1-0, Emmett 1-0, Mai 0-1. NJIT scoring: Willson 2-1, Corry 1-2, Miller 1-1, Adams 2-0, Ford 0-1. Goalies: UAlbany, Ramos, 11 saves; Cassidy, 1 save. NJIT, Brown, 1 save.

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