America East men’s lacrosse teams have two wins over ranked opponents this year - Stony Brook defeated then No. 18 Delaware and UMBC downed then No. 4 Maryland back in early March.
Albany gets a shot to pick up the third when it travels to take on No. 3 Johns Hopkins tonight on ESPN3.
The Great Danes enter Thursday night’s game coming of their first win of the season, a conference opening 12-11 victory over Binghamton this weekend. Miles Thompson scored four goals and Joe Restarits added a hat trick and two assists to power Albany.
This will be Albany’s fifth game against a nationally ranked opponent having already seen the likes of Syracuse, UMass, Yale and Bucknell this season. The Danes came closest to the upset in the season opener against the Orange falling 12-7 in Syracuse.
Albany head coach Scott Marr, a 1991 graduate of Johns Hopkins, played on the 1987 Blue Jay national championship team and led the Great Danes to their only win over Hopkins in the 2007 season opener.
First face off from Baltimore is scheduled for 7 p.m.
In the only men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday, UMBC lost to Towson in a 12-11 nail-biter. Scott Jones scored four times for the Retrievers (3-5). The Baltimore Sun’s Edward Lee has a full recap from Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
In women’s lacrosse action yesterday, the first-place Boston University Terriers stayed atop the league standings by winning their sixth straight game, a 13-8 win over New Hampshire. Stony Brook improved to 2-0 in league play with its 16-6 win over UMBC. Janine Hiller scored six goals to lead the Seawolves. Albany moved to 1-1 in conference action after defeating Binghamton, 10-3. Check out some highlights of that game, below. Vermont fell to No. 20 Boston College 15-9 in the only non-conference action of the day.
Maine baseball made it five in a row thanks to a 7-2 win over Husson in the Black Bear’s home opener. The Bangor Daily News has a recap of that one from Orono. Meanwhile, Stony Brook continues its streak of hot play, notching a 9-0 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson.
Albany softball picked up the lone America East win yesterday with its 8-0 win over Colgate in the first of two scheduled games in Hamilton. Game two was cancelled due to rain. The win marks the Danes’ eighth straight heading into a weekend conference series with Hartford.
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