March 3, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany's Frank Resetarits registered a game-high four goals to lead the No. 7 Great Danes to a 21-8 victory over the Siena (0-2, 0-0) men's lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field on the campus of UAlbany.
The Saints were led offensively by sophomore attack Matt Girsh's (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) three goals, which increased his season total to four. Siena also had freshman Matt Leithead (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac), Ryan Duggan (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville), Shaun Dunn (Amityville, N.Y./Chaminade), Tim Rau (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) and senior Michael Aylward (Braintree, Mass./Braintree) score individual goals.
It was a well played first period by both teams as each countered one another scoring goal after goal. The Great Danes answered first at the 13:35 mark when Steve Amman fired the ball past Saints' goalkeeper Brian Cordts to make the score 1-0. The Saints retaliated just under four minutes later when Leithead tallied an unassisted goal to notch the game at one apiece.
Following an Albany goal by Jordan Levine and a Siena goal by Rau to make the score 2-2, starting attack Derek Dale scored with a second remaining on the clock to give the Great Danes a 3-2 advantage at the end of the first period of action.
The second period was much different than the first as the Great Danes spurted out on a 7-2 run featuring a pair of goals by Matthew Green to make the score 10-4 in favor of UAlbany at halftime. Duggan accounted for the last goal of the half on behalf of the Saints as he was assisted by sophomore Chris Viviano with 45 seconds remaining.
The Great Danes' offense continued to surge in the third period as Resetarits scored three of his four goals in the session to mark eight unanswered goals by Albany before Girsh scored his first goal of the game with 1:55 remaining in the period slashing the deficit to 13, making the score, 18-5, UAlbany.
The number seven team in the country's offense proved to be a bit overwhelming for the Saints' defense, as a pair of Girsh goals and a score by Dunn was too little too late to stop the Great Danes, who captured a 13-point victory on their home turf.
Across the stat line, the Saints were out-shot 52-33 and Albany was successful on four of their seven extra-man opportunities. The Saints were 13-for-30 in face-off's and 18-for-25 in clear attempts.
The Saints are back in action a week from today as they will play host to Merrimack at Siena Field with a 2 p.m. start.