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Late Goal Lifts Quinnipiac Over Men’s Lacrosse 12-11

Hauck records two goals and three assists in the loss

March 24, 2012


Late Goal Lifts Quinnipiac Over Men’s Lacrosse 12-11

Box Score

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Hamden, Conn.- Despite clawing back from a five point deficit early on in the first half, the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team’s furious comeback attempt fell just short as host Quinnipiac (1-6) defeated the Bearcats (2-5), 12-11, Saturday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Connecticut. After Paul O’Donnell’s goal knotted the game at 11 with 1:07 remaining, Quinnipiac quickly responded with the game-winner from junior midfielder Jay Binkowski that sealed the deal with 40 seconds remaining. With the loss, BU drops to 0-4 on the road this season.

Down 7-9 at half, Binghamton received outstanding play from freshman midfielder J.T. Hauck, who spearheaded a 3-0 run that encompassed 20 minutes of second half action. Hauck tallied a pair of goals and an assist during that stretch, but more importantly gave his squad a 10-9 lead with 10:37 remaining. The newcomer scored two goals and also tied a career-high with three assists.

With the visiting Bearcats ahead 10-9 in the final quarter, Quinnipiac answered with a pair of goals of their own, regaining the lead at 11-10. With time winding down, it was O’Donnell who answered the call, burying a shot past QU’s goalkeeper on an assist from sophomore Michael Antinozzi.  Quinnipiac gained control of the face-off and off of great ball movement took back the lead for good with under a minute remaining. A last stitch effort to clear the ball was turned over as the host Bobcats ran out the clock to secure their first win of the season.

Binghamton outshot the Bobcats 31-29, but were bested at the face-off circle winning just 11-of-26 and also were unsuccessful converting on man-up opportunities scoring on just 1-of-5. Quinnipiac received a solid effort in net from freshman Dylan Torrey who made nine saves in his first career victory.

Quinnipiac started out strong in the first, charging out to a quick 4-1 lead. The lead ballooned to 7-2 nearly four minutes into the second period of action forcing Binghamton to call a timeout. After the timeout, Binghamton returned with desired play that generated a pair of goals, culminated by senior long stick midfielder Ben Waldron’s second tally of the game. After a Quinnipiac goal made it 8-4 in favor of the home squad, BU closed out the half on a 3-1 run, including goals from attackman Brandon Planck and John Clark.

Alongside Hauck’s six points in the midfield, sophomore Michael Antinozzi and junior Tyler Perrelle each scored two goals and an assist. Perrelle has recorded a point or more in 14 consecutive games, while Antinozzi, who leads the team with 25 goals on the season, has scored two or more goals in nine straight. Senior Ben Waldron registered a career-high two goals, an assist, six ground balls and three caused turnovers, while fellow senior Ryan Button played strong out the back tallying three ground balls and caused turnovers. Senior Jordan Marra made seven saves in the losing effort.

Binghamton finishes up a three-game road stand with a visit to America East opponent Albany. The Great Danes (0-7) hold a 9-3 advantage in the all-time series over BU, but lost to the Bearcats 8-7 in the regular season finale a season ago.

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