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Stomping into Spring

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2017) – A game-winning lacrosse goal, the return of football and track & field’s only home meet highlighted a full day of sporting events during Saturday’s annual “Spring Stomp.”

3,205 fans packed into Casey Stadium to watch UAlbany men’s lacrosse defeat Yale, 13-12, after freshman Mitch Laffin scored with 34 seconds left. The Great Danes are 11-2 on season and ranked top 10 in the nation.

Directly following the victory was a postgame fireworks celebration.

Prior to the lacrosse game, UAlbany football held its annual spring scrimmage at Casey Stadium. Fresh off their best season in CAA play, the Great Danes won seven games including the program’s first victory over an FBS opponent (UBuffalo). 2017 Football season tickets are on sale now: ualbanysports.com/tickets

The 12-time defending America East champion UAlbany men’s outdoor track & field and five-time defending America East champion UAlbany women’s outdoor track & field also hosted the 33rd annual Spring Classic on Saturday. This was the only home event for the 2017 outdoor season. Included was a special ceremony to honor the 20 seniors on this year’s roster.

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