The University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse team takes a day trip to the University of Albany for a 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon contest. Here is how to follow the Minutemen:
|University of Massachusetts Men's Lacrosse Game Notes|
|Game Five||Massachusetts (0-4 overall) at No. 16/12 Albany (1-1)|
|Date | Time||Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.|
|Location||John Fallon Field (2,500) | Albany, N.Y.|
|Listen||WMUA 91.1 FM|
|Series History||Albany leads, 8-6. Last meeting: #18 Albany 25, #9 Massachusetts 10; March 8, 2014|
|Game Notes||Massachusetts | Albany|
|Team Records||Massachusetts | Albany|
|Social Media||@UMassAthletics | @UMassMLacrosse|
|Buy Tickets||Available through the Albany Athletics Ticket Office|
Scouting Albany Men's Lacrosse
Albany men's lacrosse defeated No. 19 Drexel, 15-8, in its first contest of 2015 but fell to No. 13 Cornell in its most recent action, 16-9, and enters play against Massachusetts with a 1-1 overall record as a result. The Great Danes are coming off of a stellar 2014 campaign, when the squad went 12-6 overall, won all five America East contests and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Scott Marr is in his 15th season as the head coach of Albany men's lacrosse. He is 121-102 as the program leader, which includes four seasons coaching current UMass assistant Craig McDonald (2005-08).
Albany is without the services of offensive juggernauts and cousins Miles Thomson (119 points, 82 goals, 37 assists) and Ty Thompson (53, 41, 12) due to graduation. However, the squad returns leading scorer and 2014 Co-Tewaaraton Award winner Lyle Thompson (128, 51, 77), who shared the award with his brother, Miles. Lyle set the NCAA single-season points record and matched the NCAA assists mark during 2014 when he was a USILA First Team All-American and the America East Player of the Year.
Lyle Thompson has six points (three goals, three assists) through two games of the 2015 season. John Maloney and Jake Cullen have matched his output and Connor Fields paces all Great Danes with eight points through four goals and four assists.
More on the program can be found through UMassAthletics.com.