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Albany with Big Win over #5 UMass, #20 Georgetown needs to play some D

Coach Scott Mair and the Albany Great Danes came up with a huge victory Tuesday night beating the #5 ranked Minutemen of UMass 9-8. 

Albany moves to 2-1 on the year as UMass collected their first loss of the season, moving to 4-1. 

Freshman goalie Edmund Cathers came up huge for the Danes as he made 17 saves, none bigger than his stop on Mike Fetterly with 11 seconds to go.  Lets see how Albany will do against Ohio St. this weekend as the momentum from a win like this could be a huge step in the right direction for an Albany team that always has the fight and determination, but always seems to be missing one key element on their team.

More interesting will be to see how UMass rebounds from this tough loss, as they take on Providence this weekend before facing off with Jeff Tambroni and his gritty Penn St team who lost in triple overtime to the aforementioned Ohio St this past weekend and Villanova last night.

As for this Georgetown team, coach Dave Urick's squad is giving up an astonishing 14 goals per game.  They are scoring 13 a game, which should be enough to win majority of your games.  But when you are giving up 12, 20, and 16 goals in games, you arent going to win much,

Urick and the Hoyas have to turn this around.  As they enter Big East play, the teams only get tougher and finding the goal wont be nearly as easy against teams like Syracuse and Notre Dame. 

Its going to be a tough rest of the year for the Hoyas in my mind.  After last nights 16-15 loss to Harvard, nothing the Hoyas are doing proves to me that they will turn it around.  With Syracuse coming to the Baltimore/D.C area this weekend (Face-Off Classic, 11am), the Hoyas could see themselves move to 2-3 on the year and the season could spiral out of control.