Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UAlbany Meets Stony Brook in AEast Conference Men's Lacrosse Semifinal On Long Island Tonight

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Albany, N.Y. – UAlbany has earned the third seed for this week’s America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship. The Great Danes are making their eighth consecutive conference postseason tournament appearance.

UAlbany (7-6, AE 3-2) travels to second-seed Stony Brook (8-5, AE 4-1) in one of two semifinal contests tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Seawolves, who shared the conference’s regular-season crown, edged UAlbany, 13-12. The championship is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at the highest remaining seed’s home facility.

UMBC (12-3, AE 4-1) shared the regular-season title with Stony Brook, but received the top seed by winning the head-to-head matchup on March 28. The Retrievers, who are ranked No. 11 in both the current USILA and Nike/Inside Lacrosse national polls, won last year’s championship. Binghamton (3-11, AE 2-3) captured the fourth seed with an 11-9 victory over Hartford in the final game of the season.

Tickets for the UAlbany-Stony Brook semifinal contest can be purchased through the Stony Brook ticket office. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for youth and $2 for students of America East institutions with proper ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, online or by calling 631-632-WOLF. Box office hours are weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Great Danes are facing Stony Brook in the America East semifinal round for the fourth consecutive year. Brian Caufield leads the Great Danes in scoring with 24 goals and 22 assists. The all-conference attacker has scored 45-plus points for the second year in a row. Joe Resetarits is the third-highest scoring freshman in the nation with 31 goals and nine assists, while senior attacker Corey Small is among the school’s career leaders with 105 goals. Long-stick midfielder Chris Schongar is first on the squad in ground balls (48).


2009 America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Wednesday, April 29 – Semifinal Round
No. 4 Binghamton (3-11, AE 2-3) @ No. 1 UMBC (12-3, AE 4-1), 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Albany (7-6, AE 3-2) @ No. 2 Stony Brook (8-5, AE 4-1), 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2
Championship, TBD+
+played at highest remaining seed’s home facility

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