Danes Win 3rd Straight vs Hartford
The University at Albany Great Danes (4-5, 3-0 AE) picked up a 14-10 win against the Hartford Hawks (1-9, 1-2 AE) on Saturday at home in Tom and Mary Casey Stadium. The Danes have now won three straight games.
The highlight performances on the Danes side where sophomore Tehoka Nanticoke who scored five goals, and junior Jakob Patterson who raked up five assists.
Other notable performances for the Danes include senior Jack Burgmaster who scored three goals, and junior goaltender Nate Siekierski who finished with 10 saves.
The Hawks’ standouts where junior Owen Trepeta and sophomore Christian Paley, who both netted three goals. The Hawks’ goal keeper, freshman Cam Logan raked up 12 saves on the day.
“(Tehoka) moved the ball well; he got (the ball) from other people” said Danes head coach Scott Marr. “If we can get combinations like that, where he can have five Sean Eccles can have five like he did against Harvard, we’ll start creeping into the direction we want to be. Fourteen goals is fourteen goals.”
The game remained scoreless for the beginning of the game, until UAlbany sophomore Kyle Casey opened things up for the Danes, scoring the first goal with 8:22 left to play in the first quarter.
The Danes would go on to score two more goals, but the Danes were matched by the Hawks. Hartford had two goals from Paley and one junior Ty Thompson to tie the game with only 13 seconds left in the first.
The Danes would take control of the game 5-3 with 10:41 left in the first half. The Hawks would tie the game 6-6 with 34 seconds left to go in the half.
After a close first half, UAlbany scored three straight goals putting the score at 9-6. The three goal run was capped with Sophomore Ashton Bradley’s first goal.
With 9:24 left in the game, Nanticoke scored a highlight-reel, behind the back goal over a defender to put the Danes up 12-9.
Nanticoke and Burgmaster each scored a goal to finish the game’s scoring, each coming within the last five minutes.
The Great Danes will now look to keep their undefeated streak alive and to reach .500 on the year when they travel to face Vermont on Saturday, April 6 in Burlington.