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Four Men’s Lacrosse Seniors Honored Saturday In Showdown With Vermont

Bearcats (5-7, 1-2 AE) host crucial America East conference game beginning at noon

April 19, 2013


Four Men’s Lacrosse Seniors Honored Saturday In Showdown With Vermont

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Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, NY—

GAME INFO
Teams: Vermont (3-9, 0-3 AE) at Binghamton (5-7, 1-2 AE)
Date: Saturday, April 20 (Noon)
Game Site: Vestal, NY (Bearcats Sports Complex)
All-Time Series: Binghamton leads 7-4
Last Matchup: UVM won 11-5 on April 21, 2012

SETTING THE SCENE
Binghamton (5-7, 1-2 AE) returns home after falling 12-11 on the road this Monday at Canisius. Down 12-6 heading into the fourth quarter, BU mounted a comeback that included three goals in a row from junior Matt Springer. With the score 12-10, Brandon Planck brought the deficit to one with his score at the 1:32 mark. On the ensuing faceoff, Canisius was able to recover the ground ball and hang on as the clock hit zero for the escape and the victory. BU outshot the Golden Griffins 15-1 in the final 15 minutes of play, but lost 22-of-27 faceoffs to drop to 2-4 away from home this season. Springer scored a career-high six goals for the third time in his career on Monday, breaking his previous high in goals scored in a season (now sits at 31). Sophomore Tucker Nelson dished out five assists on the evening, increasing his assist total to 26 (new single season program record). Planck added three goals and junior goalie Max Schefler made 11 saves in defeat. The Bearcats are currently in a tie for fourth place in the conference standings and hold the tiebreaker over Stony Brook as it stands because of their victory in a head-to-head matchup two weekends ago.

Vermont (3-9, 0-3 AE) has lost four straight and are winless in conference play heading into Saturday. The Catamounts recently fell to #12 Albany last Saturday in a high scoring affair 21-11 in Burlington, VT.  Drew Philie and Graham Horvath each scored four goals apiece in the loss as Albany took advantage of the man-up, scoring on 4-of-5 opportunities. Vermont avearges just over eight goals a game on the season, just below Binghamton’s 8.39 per game. Philie leads the Catamounts with 28 goals and 34 points on the season. He’s had a terrific four-year career for UVM, recording 119 goals and 49 assists in 57 games played. Horvath is second on the team with 27 goals this year, he has scored a goal in each and every game this season and collected four hat tricks. Freshman goalie Justin Rosenberg has started in goal the last 10 games for the Catamounts. He is 3-7 this season with a team-high 98 saves.  Vermont is 1-4 away from home this season and has been outscored 48-25 this season in the fourth quarter

SUPERB SENIORS
On Saturday, the Binghamton lacrosse program will honor its four seniors (Tyler Perrelle, Shane Warner, Kraig Heston and Matt Moynihan). Together, they have competed in a total of 146 games and carried a record of 20-34 (.370) in three-plus seasons, highlighted by their trip to the America East tournament in 2011. Perrelle holds the program record in points (109), assists (54) and is third in shots (282). On Saturday, he will have played in each and every game since he arrived in 2010 (55 straight). Warner is a four-year performer who has accumulated five goals and three assists over a span of 47 games playing out of the midfield. A two-way player, Warner is one of the four captains this season. Heston has played in 20 games and started in 10 of them in net for BU. He holds a 9.00 GAA and is fifth all-time in program history in saves with 119. In 2011, Heston finished ninth in the country in GAA and won five games in goal for Binghamton. Moynihan has played in 25 games at Binghamton as a midfielder. The Cold Spring Harbor, NY native has accumulated two goals and two assists over a four-year career. He has been named to the America East Honor Roll all three seasons at BU.

LENDING A HELPING HAND
Sophomore attack Tucker Nelson continued steallar sophomore season, distributing five assists against Canisius on Monday, bringing his total to 26 on the season. This mark gives him the single season record, eclipsing the record of 23 set by Matt McNamara in 2004.  Nelson also dished out five helpers earlier this season in a 13-6 win over Manhattan back on March 16.  Nelson is now ranked sixth all-time in program history with his 26 assists as he chases fellow teammate Tyler Perrelle who dished out two assists on Tuesday, extending the record to 54 for his career.

CONSISTENT BACK LINE
The starting defense of juniors Shawn Needham, Greg Cove and freshman Chris Bechle have started all 12 games for second year head coach Scott Nelson. Combined these three have logged 40 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers and have been largely responsible for the best statistical defense in the entire America East (allowing just 10.38 goals per game). Long stick midfielder Garrett Augustyn has also played a large role on the defensive side of the ball, causing a team-high 15 turnovers in 11 starts this season.

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE AMERICA EAST
UMBC at #10 Albany (Friday, April 19- 7 pm) Live Stats
Stony Brook at Hartford (Saturday, April 20- 7 pm) Live Stats

GAME-BY-GAME SERIES VS. VERMONT
4-27-02: Vermont 15, Binghamton 1
4-12-03: Vermont 5, Binghamton 4
4-24-04: Binghamton 8, Vermont 7
4-3-05: Binghamton 8, Vermont 7 (2 OT)
4-7-07: Binghamton 10, Vermont 4
4-12-08: Binghamton 6, Vermont 5
4-10-09: Binghamton 8, Vermont 4
4-3-10: Vermont 11, Binghamton 8
4-2-11: Binghamton 8, Vermont 7 (OT)
4-21-12: Vermont 11, Binghamton 5

AMERCIA EAST STANDINGS

Team

Conf.

Pct.

Ovr.

Pct.

#10 Albany

3-0

1.000

9-3

.750

Hartford

2-1

.667

6-5

.545

UMBC

2-1

.667

5-6

.455

Stony Brook

1-2

.333

6-7

.462

Binghamton

1-2

.333

5-7

.417

Vermont

0-3

.000

3-9

.250

 

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