Strong Second Half Puts Vermont Over Albany
from press release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Joe Resetarits scored four goals and added two assists to lead Albany to a 15-7 victory over Vermont in America East men's lacrosse action on Saturday night. The Great Danes broke open a tie game at the half by outscoring the Catamounts 9-1 in the third and fourth quarters combined. Senior Geoff Worley recorded six points on a career-high five goals and an assist, as UVM falls to 1-10 overall on the year and 0-3 in league play.
Albany (3-8, 3-0 America East) jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 9:52 remaining in the second quarter. Worley netted his first just four seconds later after Andrew Muscara won the faceoff and took it down the field, finding Worley to make it 4-1. Trailing 5-1, Worley tallied the Catamounts' next three as Muscara and Michael Connors assisted on the last two, as Vermont would score five straight.
Junior Drew Philie earned a man-up goal with a feed from Thomas Galvin and then Galvin made it 6-5 Catamounts with a second straight tally with a man advantage with 56 seconds to go before halftime. Albany knotted the score on a Miles Thompson goal with 12 seconds left that would send the game into intermission tied 6-6.
The Great Danes netted the first four goals of the second half to go back on top 10-6 with 3:28 remaining in the third quarter. Worley picked up goal number five on the night with 2:27 left in the third off a feed from junior Garrett Virtue. Albany responded with the final five goals of the contest, as Thompson netted the next three over a span of 2:52.
Albany outshot Vermont 44-33 for the game and 23-13 in the second half alone. Senior David Barton made 10 saves in goal for the Catamounts, while Albany's Max Huber also stopped 10 shots.
Vermont returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Binghamton at 3 p.m. A dedication ceremony for Virtue Field will take place prior to start of the game and Vermont's six seniors will be honored for playing in their final regular season home contest.
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