Albany vs. Yale
March 2, 2013
The Game Story:

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Conrad Oberbeck scored six goals and added one assist to lead Yale to a 15-8 win over #19/20 UAlbany in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes drop to 1-2 on the young season, while Yale moves to 1-1.

UAlbany opened up scoring just two minutes into play, as Lyle Thompson recorded an unassisted shot. Yale evened up the score a minute later on a shot by Brandon Mangan. The teams exchanged goals once again to tie the score at 2-2, as UAlbany got another goal from Thompson and Oberbeck netted his first tally for the Bulldogs. With 29 seconds left in the first period, Mangan capitalized on a man-up opportunity for Yale to set the score at 3-2.

Oberbeck and Mangan scored the first two goals of the second period to extend the Yale scoring streak to four-straight, giving the Bulldogs a 5-2 lead before UAlbany found the back of the net again. At 8:29 of the second quarter, Matt Garziano scored his third goal of the season with an unassisted shot. Tim Cox scored his first goal at 5:51 to pull the Great Danes back within one, 5-4. However, Yale would score three more times in the period to hold an 8-4 advantage at the half.

UAlbany looked to rally to start the third, as Lyle Thompson connected with a pass to Ty Thompson for a goal at 13:36. That would be the Great Danes' only score of the period, however, while Yale would get three goals to extend the advantage to 11-5.

The Great Danes would not fold, scoring twice in the early goings of the final quarter. Lyle passed to Ty once again to start the stanza, before assisting on Garziano's second goal of the day at 9:19 to pull UAlbany to within 11-7. Oberbeck scored on an unassisted shot at 4:21, but UAlbany won the ensuing faceoff and Garziano completed his hat trick with an unassisted shot at 3:42. Oberbeck took over from there, scoring the final three goals of the game, with two assists going to Ryan McCarthy, including the final tally with just 15 ticks on the clock.

Yale outshot UAlbany, 45-40, and held a 39-24 advantage in groundballs. UAlbany's Kevin Glueckert won 10-of-26 faceoffs, while Dylan Levings came up with 15 wins for the Bulldogs. Blaze Riorden played a complete game in the net for the Great Danes, stopping 13 shots, and Yale's Eric Natale made 12 saves between the pipes for the Bulldogs.

UAlbany will return to action on Tuesday, hosting #5 UMass at 3 p.m.