March 19, 2002
TROY, N.Y. -
Senior Marc Morley (Canton, N.Y.) scored four goals to lead the University of Massachusetts to a 16-6 victory over the University at Albany in men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Ned Harkness Field on the campus of Rensselaer Polythechnical Institute. Ten different Minutemen scored goals in the game as No. 11 Massachusetts improved to 5-1 overall on the season.
The Minutemen took control of the game early, scoring the first five goals. Senior Dan Paccione (Amittyville, N.Y.) scored the first goal just 37 seconds into the game. He assisted junior Kevin Leveille (Delmar, N.Y.) and sophomore Neil Lundberg (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) on the next two scores. Sophomore Kevin Glenz (Merrick, N.Y.) and junior Chris Fiore (Freeport, N.Y.) scored to give the Minutemen a 5-0 lead.
Following two straight Albany goals, Morley netted two goals in 14 seconds with the second goal coming with just two seconds remaining in the quarter. Massachusetts extended its lead to 12-4 at halftime with second period goals from senior Don Little (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Morley, freshman Craig Conn (St. Catherines, Ontario), Fiore and Lundberg and two more from Morley.
The lone score in the third quarter was Morley's fourth goal of the game, and it came with 53 seconds remaining. The Minutemen outscored the Great Danes, 3-2, in the fourth to secure the 16-6 non-conference victory. Freshman Gene Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.), senior Dusty Smith (West Chester, Pa.) and Glenz had the Massachusetts goals.
Paccione and Conn each finished the game with a goal and three assists. Freshman goaltender Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) played the first 55 minutes of the game and made 10 saves while allowing six goals. It was his first career start. Junior Derek Kunkel (Centereach, N.Y.) replaced Schell in the cage and made two saves and did not allow a goal.
The loss drops Albany to 2-3 overall on the season. The Minutemen have now won five in a row after losing the season-opener to Hofstra.
Massachusetts returns to action on Saturday, March 23, in a 1:00 p.m. non-conference game against Hartford at Richard F. Garber Field.