Strong start leads UAlbany past UMBC in men’s lacrosse

Multiple lacrosse players, one makes a shot

UAlbany’s TJ Sheehan scores against UMass goalie Matt Knote during a college lacrosse game at UAlbany in Albany on March 7.

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ALBANY — UAlbany began the game with five unanswered goals and kept its foot on the gas pedal to top UMBC 12-6 in an America East men’s lacrosse game before 1,261 fans Saturday at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

Freshman Silas Richmond scored two extra-man goals in a 2 1/2-minute span to start the scoring, both assisted by Peter Salit. Then it was Salit’s turn, who scored the first of his three goals with two seconds left in the first.

Jack Pucci and TJ Sheehan then scored before UMBC (1-2 conference, 6-3 overall) scored its first goal with 8:31 left in the second quarter.

Salit, a junior midfielder, had season highs in goals (3) and points (6) to lead UAlbany (2-1, 3-5). Richmond added three goals. Graydon Hogg and Sheehan each had two goals and an assist. 

Freshman faceoff specialist Austin Oppenheim won seven of 11 faceoffs for UAlbany, while goalie Jack VanValkenburgh made eight saves.

UMBC 0 1 4 1 — 6

UAlbany 3 4 1 4 — 12

UMBC scoring: Brown 2-0, Galloway 1-1, Tang 1-0, Baucia 1-0, Hall 1-0, Doughty 0-1. UAlbany scoring: Salit 3-3, Richmond 3-0, Sheehan 2-1, Hogg 2-1, Pucci 1-0, Gash 1-0, Runkle 0-1, Piseno 0-1. Goalies: UMBC, Tingue, 13 saves. UAlbany, VanValkenburgh, 8 saves.

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