Albany vs. Drexel
March 20, 2005
The Game Story:
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - Matt Musci had two goals and one assist, as
Drexel won its sixth straight with an 8-4 non-league victory over
UAlbany on Sunday afternoon at Yorktown High School's Murphy Field.

Drexel (6-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Sean Moloney and Brian Neary scored two minutes and 19 seconds apart
in the opening period, before Musci added a man-advantage goal. Jesse
Rumble converted Musci's crossing pass with 13:57 left before
halftime.

UAlbany (2-2) closed within 5-2 by the intermission, as Chris
Martocchia rifled a shot from the right side high into the net. The
Great Danes appeared to have some momentum to start the third
quarter, but failed to capitalize on an extra-man opportunity.

The Dragons, who avenged a pair of one-goal losses the last two years
in this series, then pulled away. Musci, a junior midfielder, scored
his ninth of the season off Jeff Pfeffer's feed from behind the cage.
Chris O'Connor tallied the first of his two goals for a 7-2 lead with
2:36 remaining in the third period.

Goalkeeper Bryan Maggio had 10 of his 16 saves in the second half for
the Dragons, who held UAlbany scoreless in six man-advantage
situations.

"In college lacrosse today, you have to be ready to play every game,"
said UAlbany coach Scott Marr, whose team was coming off an upset win
over nationally-ranked Massachusetts. "They controlled the ball and
took away our running game. We didn't execute on offense, especially
on the extra man, where we are not moving the ball quickly and
getting in the lanes."

UAlbany goalkeeper Kevin Rae, who had a career-high 24 saves in his
last start, stopped nine shots in the cage. Frank Resetarits had one
goal and one assist, as his team won the shot battle, 36-29.