Albany vs. Massachusetts
March 19, 2002
The Game Story:
Troy, N.Y. - Senior attackman Marc Morley had four goals and one assist to lead 11th-ranked Massachusetts to a 16-6 victory over Albany on Tuesday afternoon at Rensselaer's Harkness Field. The Minutemen posted their fifth straight win following a season-opening overtime loss to Hofstra.

Massachusetts (5-1) raced to a 5-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Dan Paccione, who totaled one goal and three assists, had a hand in each of his team's opening three goals. Chris Fiore drove from the right side, and bounced a shot past Albany goalkeeper Kevin Rae to complete the outburst with 6:27 to play.

Albany (2-3) closed within 5-2 when Bobby Gabriel converted off a rebound, and Jon Smith fired a shot inside the far post. However, Morley would score twice in the closing moments of the opening period. He found the net from Paccione following a face-off with three seconds left to regain UMass' five-goal margin.

The Minutemen, who have made nine NCAA tournament appearances since 1986, would lead 12-4 at halftime. Morley, a preseason All-ECAC selection, added one goal and one assist in his team's five-goal second quarter.

UMass' Kevin Glenz, Neil Lundberg and Fiore each had two goals apiece, while starting goalkeeper Bill Schell made 10 saves. Freshman Luke Daquino scored twice for the Great Danes.

The Albany-UMass contest was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, but moved to today due to a weather forecast that calls for snow and ice.