BURLINGTON, Vt. — Dawes Milchling scored with 2:04 left in the fourth quarter to snap a 9-9 tie and give Vermont a 10-9 America East men’s lacrosse come-from-behind victory over UAlbany on Saturday at Virtue Field.
The loss dropped the Great Danes (3-1 AE, 4-6 overall) into a first-place tie with the Catamounts (3-1, 6-4). Stony Brook, which played a non-conference game against Princeton on Saturday, is a half-game back.
Vermont, which had a 26-10 shot advantage on the second half, snapped an eight-game losing streak against UAlbany.
UAlbany had 6-3 halftime lead, and took an 8-7 advantage into the fourth quarter. Ben French tied it for Vermont with 10:19 left in the fourth. Kyle Casey regained the lead for UAlbany with 5:50 to go. Sal Iaria tied it with 3:37 remaining before Milchling got the game-winner 1:33 later.
“They just made one more play,” UAlbany head coach Scott Marr said. “We had our chances. We had some man-up opportunities there in the fourth quarter and third quarter and didn’t put them away. We had chances at 8-5 to go up 9-5 and didn’t do it. But they had a great crowd here, a beautiful day, and they fed off it. They played really well.”
Tehoka Nanticoke and Jakob Patterson had two goals and an assist for UAlbany. Goalie Nate Siekierski, who was questionable after suffering an injury in practice Tuesday, made 14 saves.
“I thought Nate played outstanding,” Marr said. “He was great.”
UAlbany returns to action next Saturday when they host UMBC in an AE game at 7 p.m.
UAlbany 3 3 2 1 — 9
Vermont 2 1 4 3 — 10
UAlbany scoring: Nanticoke 2-1, Patterson 2-1, Laffin 2-0, Schwab 2-0, Casey 1-1, Eccles 0-1, John 0-1, Yunker 0-1. Vermont scoring: McConvey 3-0, Iaria 2-2, French 1-2, Closterman 1-2, Knight 1-1, Milchling 1-0, McConvey 1-0.
Goalies: UAlbany, Siekierski, 14 saves. Vermont, Washuta, 9 saves.
MARIST 13, SIENA 11
POUGHKEEPSIE — Jake Weinman had three goals and an assist to lift the Red Foxes to a MAAC triumph over the Saints.
Keenan Cook tallied three goals for Siena (3-2 MAAC, 5-4 overall), which lost its second straight. Mike Reilly collected two goals and two assists.
The Saints go back on the road Tuesday to Princeton for a 6 p.m. non-conference contest.
Siena 3 4 1 3 — 11
Marist 3 5 5 0 — 13
Siena scoring: Cook 3-0, Reilly 2-2, Munn 2-0, Pantalone 2-0, Lantieri 1-0, Pepe 1-0, Kiernan 0-3, Van Schepen 0-1. Marist scoring: Weinman 3-1, Musso 2-0, Embury 1-2, Lyons 1-1, Tierney 1-1, Schlappich 1-1, Pirreca 1-1, Embury 1-0, Gagne 1-0, Smith 1-0.
Goalies: Siena, Lewis, 10 saves. Marist, MacGregor, 12 saves.
UALBANY 12, NEW HAMPSHIRE 11
ALBANY — Madison Conway scored with 15 seconds left in the second half, capping a three-goal rally that sent the Great Danes to an America East victory over the Wildcats at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
UAlbany (4-0 AE, 8-5 overall) had a 6-1 halftime lead. But New Hampshire (3-1, 8-4) had second-half runs of 4-0 and 5-0 to take an 11-9 lead with 7:41 to go.
Kendra Harbinger scored on a free position shot with 6:44 left to pull the Danes within one. Julia Imbo tied it with 52 seconds left, setting the stage for Harbinger’s game-winner 37 seconds later that extended UAlbany’s winning streak to three games.
“Today was an incredible game,” UAlbany head coach Katie Rowan said. “I was really happy with the way we started in the first half. We were up 6-1 at halftime, and we’ve had some slow starts this season so we were happy with that. We knew they were going to come out and play us really hard in the second half. I thought they did a good job of chipping away and gaining possession from the draws.
“We were down by two with 10 minutes left, and some of our players really stepped up. The team always believes we have a chance, and we were really happy with them sticking together, having each other’s backs, and stepping up in those pressure moments.”
Madison Conway had four goals and four assists to lead UAlbany. Hailey Carroll added four goals.
The Danes visit Stony Brook at 6 p.m. Friday.
New Hampshire 1 10 — 11
UAlbany 6 6 — 12
New Hampshire scoring: Blanding 3-2, Sexton 2-3, Neyland 2-0, Leonard 1-2, Miller 1-0, Northrup 1-0, Larivee 1-0. UAlbany scoring: Conway 4-4, Carroll 4-0, Zapolski 2-0, Harbinger 1-2, Imbo 1-0, Tortora 0-2, Werlau 0-1.
Goalies: New Hampshire, Torres, 5 saves. UAlbany, Schneidereith, 11 saves.
SIENA 13, MONMOUTH 11
MONMOUTH, N.J. — Kerry Gerety had three goals and an assist, and the Saints got past the Hawks in a MAAC game.
Nicole McNeely and Mary Soures also scored three times for Siena (4-1 MAAC, 8-4 overall), who have won eight games for the first time since 2011. The Saints are in second place, a half-game behind conference-leading Fairfield.
Siena beat Monmouth for the first time in program history.
The Saints are back in action Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Quinnipiac.
Siena 5 8 — 13
Monmouth 6 5 — 11
Siena scoring: Gerety 3-1, McNeely 3-0, Soures 3-0, Dowsett 2-1, Kmack 1-0 Pelcher 1-0, Pomeroy 0-1. Monmouth scoring: Mills 3-0, Staines 2-1, Turturro 2-0, Steuerwald 2-0, Bleck 1-1, Novak 1-0, Gillogly 0-2.
Goalies: Siena, Horton, 9 saves. Monmouth, Brager, 4 saves.