A 5-0 University at Albany run into the fourth quarter to take a two-goal lead was not enough as the 11th-ranked Great Danes dropped another one-goal game, 14-13, to Drexel Saturday at John Fallon Field.
“I thought we played good defense, but we did not shoot well or have energy on the offensive end,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr, whose team lost its season opener at No. 1-ranked Syracuse, 17-16, in overtime last Sunday. “We had our chances, and it was a clean game. But we still feel good; we have had two one-goal losses, we just need to play a little better.”
UAlbany (0-2) had a two-goal lead on Drexel (1-1) with 12:56 left after Tim Cox’s second goal. Drexel scored five of the next six goals, including the last two by Ben McIntosh, to go up, 14-12, with 2:48 remaining. A John Maloney score from Lyle Thompson with 1:45 left brought UAlbany within one, but a couple of late shots by the Great Danes were wide, and the Dragons clinched the win.
Miles Thompson finished with four goals and two assists, increasing his point-scoring streak to 39 consecutive games. Lyle Thompson also had six points off a goal and five assists for UAlbany. Goalkeeper Blaze Riorden had 17 saves on 31 shots on goal.
For Drexel, McIntosh concluded with four goals, while Nick Trizano had a trio. Cole Shafer notched five assists, adding a goal. Wil Gabrielsen had 16 saves.
Drexel scored the first two goals, holding UAlbany off the scoreboard for nearly 13 minutes.
Drexel 2 3 3 6 — 14
UAlbany 2 3 4 4 — 13
Drexel scoring: Ben McIntosh 4-0, Nick Trizano 3-0, Jules Raudcci 3-0, Cole Shafer 1-5, Ryan Belka 1-0, Jared Boudreau 1-0, Nick Saputo 1-0, Jordan Cunningham 0-1, Mason Pynn 0-1. UAlbany scoring: Miles Thompson 4-2, John Maloney 2-0, Tim Cox 2-0, Lyle Thompson 1-5, Will Stenberg 1-1, Ty Thompson 1-0, Ryan Feuerstein 1-0, Riley Lasda 1-0, Matt Garziano 0-1, Jimmy Haugen 0-1.
Goalies: Drexel, Will Gabrielsen, 16 saves; UAlbany, Blaze Riorden, 17 saves.
SIENA 13, BINGHAMTON 9
VESTAL — Redshirt junior captain Richie Hurley scored six points and was one of three Saints to record hat tricks, as Siena defeated Binghamton.
Reigning MAAC rookie of the week Jordan Barlow (four points) and MAAC preseason player of the year Conor Prunty also tallied hat tricks.
A preseason All-MAAC selection, Hurley has erupted for a team-high 13 points over the first three games of the season. Redshirt sophomore goalie Tommy Cordts was equally sharp on the defensive end once again, posting a career-high 13 saves for the Saints (2-1).
Siena 2 5 3 3 — 13
Binghamton 2 1 3 3 — 9
Siena scoring: Richie Hurley 3-3, Jordan Barlow 3-1, Conor Prunty 3-0, Colin Clive 2-0, Kyle Curry 1-1, Nate Barry 1-0. Bighamton scoring: Matt Springer 4-0, Tucker Nelson 1-1, Michael Antinozzi 1-0, Emmett O’Hara 1-0, Mitchell Rick 1-0, Alex Doerflein 1-0, Kelly Donigan 0-2, Paul O’Donnell 0-2, Brandon Planck 0-2, T.J. DiSanto 0-1, Anthony Lombardo 0-1.
Goalies: Siena, Tommy Cordts, 13 saves; Binghamton, Max Schefler, 9 saves; Eric Fischer, 0 saves.