Yale vs. Albany
April 14, 2004
The Game Story:
Albany, N.Y. - Junior attacker Luke Daquino scored two of his season-high three goals in the fourth quarter, as Albany rallied for a 12-9 non-league victory over Yale on Wednesday evening at University Field.

Yale (4-5) reversed a 7-5 deficit in the third period with four consecutive goals. Senior attacker Scott Kenworthy began that outburst, when he found the net for the third time in the contest by beating Albany goalkeeper Kevin Rae to the stick-side. After David Schecter tied the game at seven apiece nearly one minute later, leading-scorer Seth Goldberg put his team ahead after finishing off a fastbreak following at turnover at midfield.

The Bulldogs, who had won the previous four meetings between these teams, including a 13-11 decision last year, took a 9-7 lead with 10:08 left in the final stanza, as Colin Neville scored in transition off Christian Jensen's feed.

The Great Danes, who are off to best start as a Division I program with a 6-3 record, then reeled five unanswered goals in a seven-minute span. Michael Solazzo, a senior who matched a season-high by scoring three times, drove from the right side and rifled a shot over the helmet of Yale goalkeeper Jordan Ellis to tie the contest. Daquino then scored back-to-back less than two minutes apart to put Albany on top for good. He drove from behind the cage and connected on a one-handed shot for a 10-9 lead with 4:14 to play. Daquino then tallied his 14th goal of the season from the top of the crease in a man-advantage situation. Brendan Russell added an empty-net goal for insurance to complete the run with 1:42 left as Yale attempted to double the ball. Yale's Ned Britt finished with two goals, both in the first half, and had two assists, while Schecter scored once and assisted on two others. Chris Martocchia had two goals and one assist for the Great Danes, who have won five of their last six outings.

Rae, a junior netminder, made 15 saves, including six in the second quarter, as the visitors were held scoreless on seven extra-man opportunities. Meanwhile, the Great Danes converted all four of their man-up chances.