Lyle Thompson scored 9 goals against Harvard in their recent match up, and we have video proof to show just how dominant Lyle was against the Crimson.
Photo Credit: Rich Barnes
The first 2 minutes of the video are all Harvard highlights, which is a bit weak, but beggars can’t be choosers, so we deal with it. At the 2:08 mark Lyle puts up his first highlight reel moment, and it’s an assist to Seth Oakes. This is the first Albany goal that is shown and the score is now 9-9. We missed some Lyle action already. Bummer!
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At the 3:10 mark, Thompson shows of his power. Inside game? Check. Outside game? CHECK! Immediately after you see proof of that inside game with a dodge through a double and low to low burner for a goal. At the 3:54 mark, Lyle strikes again with his back in move and a quick low to low shot. At the 4:10 mark, Lyle scores his ninth goal of the game and gives Albany a 21-16 lead. They would hold on for the 21-18 win over Harvard.
Lyle Thompson Scored 9 Goals[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=43HkFL2K1GE” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/43HkFL2K1GE/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Game Recap: Men’s Lacrosse Loses Shootout to No. 10/9 Albany, 21-18″]
Harvard’s Bryan Moore made 23 stops in the game, and you can see a bunch of them early. If he been having a bad day, who knows how many goals Thompson could have scored! At the end of the day, Lyle set an Albany school record goals for in a game (9) and notched 12 total points, as he also had 3 assists. Now here’s the truly amazing thing… Thompson took TWENTY FOUR shots in this game! So now really imagine that Moore didn’t play so well. That’s a scary thought!
As a bonus, here is a Lacrosse Magazine profile on Lyle Thompson:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=TLFojyVZzkA” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TLFojyVZzkA/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Lacrosse Weekly Spotlight: Lyle Thompson”]
And just because it’s always fun to see, here is another look at the most epic attack Vs defense match up from recent memory. Lyle Thompson Vs Tucker Durkin. It. Is. SPECIAL![fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=RA66O8Mn9X8″ splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RA66O8Mn9X8/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Film Room Matchup: Lyle Thompson vs. Tucker Durkin”]
Both of those guys were special lacrosse players, and still are. It was awesome to see them match up again this Summer at the FIL Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver when the Iroquois played Team USA.