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Sports Summary (4/29 - 5/5)

By Jessyca Tingue | May 6, 2024 


This past week saw the following results for the University at Albany sports:  

 

The men’s lacrosse team wins its 10th America East Championship at Casey Stadium.


Tuesday, April 30: 

Baseball beat Marist 16-5 in seven innings. The Great Danes recorded 10 hits. Anthony Scarabino led the team with four RBI’s. Will Binder and Ryan Ferremi led the team with two hits and they both recorded three runs. Ryan Pittz pitched 3.0 innings and recorded two strikeouts. Cam Fuer pitched 3.0 innings, recorded one strikeout, and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 9-28.  

 

Wednesday, May 1: 

Softball beat Colgate 4-1. The Great Danes recorded eight hits. Victoria Vilarchao led the team with two RBI’s and recorded one hit. Jordan Nastos led the team with three hits and recorded one RBI. Kate Powers pitched 5.0 innings, recorded two strikeouts and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 27-12.  


Thursday, May 2:

Men’s lacrosse beat Merrimack 18-7 in the America East Conference Championship Semifinals. The Great Danes took 45 shots, with 28 shots on goal, and recorded 17 turnovers. Ryan Doherty led the team with five goals. Other big contributors included Silas Richmond, who recorded four goals, and Jackson Palumb, who recorded three goals. Richmond also led the team with four assists. Goalkeeper Landon Whitney recorded 14 saves. The Great Danes improved their record to 8-7. 

 

Friday, May 3: 

Women’s lacrosse beat UMass Lowell 12-11 in the America East Conference Championship Semifinals. The Great Danes took 33 shots, with 21 shots on goal, and recorded 10 turnovers. Ava Poupard led the team with three goals. Megan Dineen and Bryar Hogg both recorded two goals. Four different Great Danes led the team with one assist each. Goalkeeper Grace Cincebox recorded eight saves. The Great Danes improved their record to 8-9. 


Softball beat Maine 8-0 in five innings. The Great Danes recorded 10 hits. Deanna Grahek led the team with two RBI’s and recorded one hit and one run. Morgan Petty and Jordan Nastos led the team with two hits each. Petty also recorded two runs and Nastos recorded one run. Wendi Hammond pitched a complete game, recorded five strikeouts and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 28-12 and improved their conference record to 12-6.

 

Softball beat Maine 5-0. The Great Danes recorded four hits. Maddie Petrella led the team with three RBI’s. Petrella and Morgan Petty led the team with two hits. Petty also recorded one run and one RBI. During the game, Petty reached a milestone of 200 career hits and 150 career RBI’s. Kate Powers pitched a complete game, recorded two strikeouts and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 29-12 and improved their conference record to 13-6.

 

Baseball beat UMass Lowell 6-2. The Great Danes recorded 14 hits. Will Binder led the team with three RBI’s and recorded two hits. Ryan Ferremi led the team with three hits and recorded one run. Dylan Banner pitched a complete game, recorded five strikeouts, and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 10-28 and improved their conference record to 7-11. 

 

Saturday, May 4: 

Men’s lacrosse beat Vermont 12-11 in the America East Championship game. The Great Danes took 36 shots, with 21 shots on goal, and recorded 18 turnovers. Silas Richmond led the team with four goals. Graydon Hogg led the team with two assists. Goalkeeper Landon Whitney recorded eight saves. The Great Danes improved their record to 9-7 and moved onto the NCAA Tournament.  


Softball beat Maine 6-0 on Senior Day. The Great Danes recorded nine hits. Caitlyn Mitros, Maddi Petrella and Mary Kate Murray led the team with one RBI each. Mitros and Sara Anderson led the team with three hits and Anderson also recorded two runs. Wendi Hammond pitched a complete game, recorded eight strikeouts and earned the win. During the game, Hammond reached a milestone of 600 career innings pitched. The Great Danes finished the regular season with a record of 30-12 and a conference record of 14-6. With this win, the Great Danes are the regular season champions, sharing the title with the Binghamton Bearcats, and they clinched the No. 1 seed in the America East Championship.  


Baseball beat UMass Lowell 3-1 in seven innings on Senior Day. The Great Danes recorded eight hits. Jared Toby, Levi McAllister, and Cooper Loyal all led the team with one RBI. Luke Filippi led the team with two hits and recorded one run. Matthew Mariano pitched a complete game, recorded three strikeouts and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 11-28 and improved their conference record to 8-11. 


Baseball lost to UMass Lowell 11-1. The Great Danes recorded five hits. John Vitucci scored one RBI for the game. Five different Great Danes each had one hit. Steven Turk pitched 3.1 innings and recorded one strikeout. Cregg Scherrer pitched 1.0 inning, recorded two strikeouts, and was charged with the loss. The Great Danes now stand at a record of 11-29 and 8-12 in conference play. 

 

Sunday, May 5: 

The women’s track and field team competed at the America East Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. The Great Danes won their 15th-straight America East Outdoor Conference Championship with a total of 243 points. The Great Danes won in eight different events. Dominique Clark was named Most Outstanding Track Performer and won the Coaches’ Award. The women’s coaches were named Coaching Staff of the Year. Shelby Bigsby set a new America East shot-put record with a mark of 49-01.50, passing former UAlbany teammate Tara Belinsky.

  

The men’s track and field team competed at the America East Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. They placed second in the conference for the second-straight year with 153 points. The Great Danes won in six different events. Shak Williams was named Most Outstanding Track Performer and won the Coaches’ Award. The men’s 4x100m relay team of Shavar Staats Jr., Shak Williams, Lucas Casab and Rajay Morris set a new America East Outdoor Championship record with a mark of 40.32. Williams also set a new UAlbany program record and America East 200m record with a mark of 21.03.


Women’s lacrosse lost to Binghamton in the America East Conference Championship game 12-11. The Great Danes took 29 shots, with 20 shots on goal, and recorded 9 turnovers. Megan Dineen, Ava Poupard and Grace McCauley all led the team with three goals each. Bryar Hogg and Mikaela Mooney both led the team with two assists each. Goalkeeper Grace Cincebox recorded eight saves. The Great Danes finished their season with a record of 8-10.

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