Bulletin Board: UMass lax no match for top-ranked Albany

Recorder Staff
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Albany outscored the University of Massachusetts, 13-4, in the first half and went on to claim a 19-8 men’s lacrosse victory at Garber Field in Amherst Tuesday afternoon.

Connor Fields finished with five goals and seven assists for the Great Danes (4-0), who are the No. 1 team in the country. The first-half onslaught included seven straight goals scored by Albany in the second quarter.

Kevin Tobin scored once for UMass and had two assists, while Jeff Trainor finished with two goals.

UMass (1-4) hosts New Jersey Institute of Technology Saturday at 1 p.m.



NMH suffered a 5-0 loss to Brunswick School in the NEPSAC Martin/Earl Tournament semifinals over the weekend Saturday at McCollum Arena in Gill.

Youth hockey

Squirts 1-2 at States

Luca Siano tallied a hat trick, leading Franklin County Hockey Association Andrew Garvin Plumbing Green to its lone victory in the Squirt State Tournament over the weekend at the Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield.

FCHA defeated Masco, 5-1, to pick up a victory on the weekend. Cade Allenby and Griffin Mariani also scored in the win for Green.

Mariani and Porter Hall notched a pair of assists in the win, while Gigi Grima and Cooper Smith also recorded helpers.

Jackson Petrin made 22 saves to earn the win between the pipes.

FCHA finished 1-2 on the weekend, dropping games to Greater Lowell and Lower Cape.

Vipers reach tourney semis

The FCHA Gilmore & Farrell Vipers participated in the PeeWee Tier 2 Small Division State Tournament this weekend at the Olympia.

The Vipers advanced after pool play to the semifinals on Sunday, where the tournament came to an end with a 5-1 loss to Greater Lowell.

Braeden Killeen had the lone FCHA goal, with assists coming from Eathon Bryant and Matt Lavoine.

Will Cowie made 17 saves, and the defense of Hunter Smith, Jayson Smith, Chris Phelps and Dylan Archer was solid in front of him.

In Game 1 of the tournament Friday, FCHA blanked North Central Mass., 6-0, behind three goals from Lavoine. Bryant, Hunter Smith and Jayson Smith also tallied, with a pair of assists coming from Will Petrin. Chris Phelps and Trevor Kuchieski also notched assists, and Cowie made 12 saves for the shutout with help defensively from Brady Booska.

FCHA also defeated Masco, 2-1, on a game-winning goal with 10 seconds left from Shane Bussard, while the Vipers dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Pioneer Valley despite two goals from Bryant and 25 saves from Cowie.

Mite Platinum falls

Vinny Grima and Charley Knight each registered hat tricks, but FCHA Platinum dropped a 15-8 decision to Wilbraham Town Meadows in a Greater Springfield League Mites hockey game Saturday at the Olympia.

Patrick McCarthy and Mylena Prunier each had a goal, and Ryan Capen played very well in net with 30 saves.

Mites Green

Chase Zraunig and Stefan Flaska each scored three times, and FCHA edged the Springfield Capitals, 9-8, in a GSL Mites Green game Saturday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Nico Siano and Carter Schloat each scored and dished out three assists, while Desmond Drake (goal, two assists), Hayden Audrey (two assists) and Asa Bouchard (assist) all helped pace the offense. Zraunig added an assist with his three goals, and goaltender Jay McGinnis made 32 saves.

Youth basketball

Pioneer defeats Chicopee

Behind 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, from Ryan Potter, Pioneer defeated Chicopee, 58-41, in a Suburban League grades 7 and 8 boys’ basketball quarterfinal game Saturday.

Pioneer trailed 10-3 early but rallied to take a 25-23 halftime lead.

Jared Hubbard (12 points) and Joey Brook (11) joined Potter in double figures, and Sam Glazier tossed in 6 points to go with a solid defensive effort.

Top-seeded Pioneer will now play No. 3 Greenfield in Tuesday’s semifinal round in Northfield.

Youth softball

Valley Storm take third

The Valley Storm 16-and-under fast-pitch softball team finished third in the 18-and-under division at the Midnight Madness Tournament over the weekend in Bloomfield, Conn.