Albany vs. Yale
April 10, 2002
The Game Story:
Albany, N.Y. - Junior attackman Mike Scaglione tied a career-high with six goals and added two assists to lead 14th-ranked Yale to a 13-7 non-conference victory over Albany on Wednesday afternoon at Varsity Field.

Yale (5-3) rebounded from back-to-back losses to Brown and Duke by leaping to a 3-0 lead in the opening five minutes. Scaglione scored twice in that stretch, including a man-advantage goal with 10:03 left in the period.

Albany (4-6) closed to within 4-2 midway through the second quarter, as Michael Solazzo hit the net after Yale goalkeeper Eric Wenzel made an initial save on Chris Driscoll's shot. However, the Bulldogs scored three unanswered goals in the remaining four-plus minutes of the stanza. Scaglione tallied his fourth goal of the half, as he drilled a shot inside the left post. Tucker Foote scored with the man-advantage for a 7-2 halftime cushion.

The Great Danes were still within striking distance at 10-6, when Jon Smith converted Luke Daquino's feed from over top of the cage with 9:58 left in the final period. Yale slammed the door on any comeback attempt as Marko Lujic and Patrick Moylan scored one minute and 25 seconds apart.

Yale's Ryan Floyd had two goals and three assists, while Wenzel made 14 saves. Driscoll led Albany with two goals and one assist, while Sean Donnellan scored twice. Freshman goalkeeper Kevin Rae stopped 13 shots.