State lacrosse roundup (April 30): No. 5 Albany edges UMBC in OT
From Sun staff reports|
May 01, 2016 | 12:57 AM
Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) tied a UMBC record with 10 goals and led a late rally, but No. 5 Albany (12-2, 6-0 America East Conference) scored with 15 seconds left in overtime for a 15-14 victory over the Retrievers (4-10, 1-5) in men's lacrosse.
Lewnes tied Jason Smith's mark set against Colgate in 1992.
UMBC trailed 11-3 early in the third quarter before Lewnes scored three goals in a 4-0 run as the Retrievers trimmed the deficit to 13-8. After the Great Danes extended their lead to 14-8 just 1:10 into the fourth quarter, UMBC scored three goals in a span of 2:41 to make it 14-11.
Lewnes again found the back of the net with 6:02 and 4:58 remaining to cut the margin to 14-13 and then tied the game with 1:10 left in regulation off an assist from Max Maxwell.
In overtime, Albany's Kyle McClancy scored to win the game.
Saint Joseph's 12, Mount St.Mary's 5: T.J. Jones made 13 saves and Kevin Forster scored three goals as the host Hawks (11-3, 5-1 Northeast Conference) defeated the Mountaineers (6-8, 2-4).
With the victory, Saint Joseph's claims a share of the NEC regular-season title and earns the right to host the conference tournament.
The top-seeded Hawks will face fourth-seeded Robert Morris and No. 2 seed Bryant will face No. 3 seed Hobart in the semifinals Thursday.
York 10, Salisbury 9: Andrew Gamble and Brendan McGrath each had a hat trick as the second-seeded Spartans (16-3) defeated the top-seeded Sea Gulls (18-1) in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game.
Nick Blondino scored with 1:17 remaining to cut Salisbury's deficit to one, but the Sea Gulls got no closer.
Second-seeded Navy will host the highest-seeded winner of Tuesday's quarterfinals between No. 3 seed Boston University and No. 6 seed Bucknell and No. 4 seed Lehigh and No. 5 seed Colgate on Friday at 7:40 p.m.
Loyola Maryland 18, Army West Point 7: Shannon Aikens and Maddy Blakeman scored four goals each to lead a season-high 11 Greyhounds in scoring in a victory over the Black Knights (5-12, 0-9 Patriot League).
Loyola (12-5, 9-0) opened the game on a 7-0 run with goals from six players.
The top-seeded Greyhounds will host the lowest-seeded winner of Tuesday's Patriot League quarterfinals Friday at 5p.m.
Salisbury 12, St. Mary's 5: Megan Wallenhorst (Centennial) had two goals and three assists to lead the No. 1 seed Sea Gulls (16-2) to victory over the No. 2 seed Seahawks (16-3) in the CAC championship game, earning their 16th conference title.
St. Mary's (16-3) scored just over a minute into game, but the Sea Gulls then scored seven straight goals to take a 7-1 lead at the half.