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Fields racks up 7 points to help beat Griffs

Led by freshman attack Connor Fields, the University at Albany avenged an upset loss to Canisius last season.

Fields, the former Bishop Timon-St. Jude star, led the scoring with four goals and had three assists in the Great Danes’ 26-6 victory before 533 at the Demske Complex Tuesday. It was an Albany record for most goals in a game. Fields has 15 goals and 7 assists for 22 points in his first five collegiate games.

Albany is 4-1 with the lone loss to Cornell. Canisius is 1-6.

Lyle Thompson had three goals and seven assists for Albany, which had 13 goal-scorers.

Junior Nick Tuttle led the Griffs with two tallies, while seniors Tim Edwards and Austin Romantic, sophomore Jeff Edwards and freshman Steven Coss each adding a tally.

The Great Danes scored three man-up goals in the first 10 minutes of the game to take a 3-1 lead and never looked back. Albany finished the game with a convincing 62-21 advantage in shots, while going 7-for-8 with the extra man. The Great Danes also held the advantage in faceoffs (19-14) and ground balls (37-29).

Canisius returns to conference action on Saturday with a home contest against Marist. Game time at the Demske Sports Complex is slated for 2:30 p.m.