The Albany Rebels held on late and defeated Syracuse 3-9 (18) to 3-5 (14) to win the New York Cup on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. Albany last won the New York Cup in 2018, also defeating Syracuse on the road in that final. The Rebels got off to a bumpy start on Saturday having trouble keeping possession and moving the ball up the field until they scored the first two points of the game. Then Syracuse took a brief 3-2 lead when they scored a goal at the near post. Albany respon
The Albany Rebels will play for the New York Cup on Saturday when they face the Syracuse Gaels in Syracuse, NY. The match will start at 11 a.m. and be played at Manlius Pebble Hill High School. Whichever team wins this match will take the trophy by virtue of their 2-4 (10) to 2-4 (10) draw last month in Albany. In that match, the Rebels nearly won despite being down a man for 40 minutes following a red card. Syracuse scored off a free with a minute remaining to tie the game.
The Albany Rebels lost to the Worcester Fenians 7-8 (29 points) to 3-6 (15 points) in an exhibition on Saturday in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The Rebels were without many regulars, but managed to score three goals and showed bright spots against a quality opponent. "Despite the result there were a couple positives to take away," said Rebels player-coach Ryan Moloney. "We are happy to establish a relationship with another new team, and we were also able to give invaluable play