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Men’s Lacrosse Heads To Delaware For Saturday Matchup
Bearcats (1-2) and Blue Hens (2-4) set for noon faceoff
March 8, 2013Tweet
Contact: Mike Porter (email@example.com)
Teams: Binghamton (1-2) at Delaware (2-4)
When: Saturday, March 9 (12:00 p.m.)
Where: Newark, Delaware (Delaware Stadium)
All-Time Series Record: First Meeting
SETTING THE SCENE
The Bearcats (1-2) head down south to square off with CAA members Delaware (2-4) Saturday for a non-conference bout with the Blue Hens at Delaware Stadium. BU enters Saturday having won their last contest, a gritty 6-2 win over Hobart last Saturday. The defense, headlined by junior goalie Max Schefler held the Statesmen scoreless for an incredible 51-minute stretch. Schefler recorded his third double-digit save game of the season by stopping 15 shots on the afternoon. The two goals scored is the lowest scoring output for Hobart since they scored just one goal against Duke in the 2000 NCAA tournament. Junior midfielder Michael Antinozzi headlined BU’s offense scoring a pair of goals at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Antinozzi has a team-high six goals this season and is over 50 goals for his career- just the seventh player to do so at Binghamton.
Delaware (2-4) snapped a four-game losing skid with a 11-9 win over Lafayette Tuesday in Easton, Pa.. Four players recorded a pair of goals for the Blue Hens, led by senior attack Eric Smith’s four-point game. Delaware outshot Lafayette 37-28 and won the ground ball battle by 17 (42-25). Smith has been excellent on the attack for the Blue Hens, scoring 13 goals and dishing out seven assists in the first six games. Senior Nick Diachenko leads the team with 14 goals this season from the midfield. Two of Delaware’s four losses have come against the likes of Loyola (#4) and Bucknell (#18 at the time)—both losses came by a single goal.
Remarkable Start For Schefler
In his first three collegiate starts, junior goalie Max Schefler has been terrific to say the least. Schefler has put together averages of 15.6 saves per game, a save percentage of 68.1 percent and a miniscule goals against average of 7.33. On Saturday, he held a high powered Hobart offense to just two goals, making 15 saves in the 6-2 home opener. Max currently ranks third in the nation in save percentage, fourth in saves per game, and 10th in GAA.
Approaching A Milestone
Senior midfielder Tyler Perrelle is just two points shy of tying the program record of 97 points- held by ’07 graduate Matt McNamara. Perrelle has two goals and three assists this season, raising his career totals to 48 goals and 47 assists. The senior from Mahopac, NY has recorded a point in 23 consecutive games for Binghamton as well.
Shut Down Defense
As a unit, Binghamton is ranked seventh nationally in scoring defense at just 7.33 goals allowed per game. The Bearcats held Hobart to just two goals, including a scoreless stretch of 51 minutes. The Statesmen’s total is their lowest scoring output since 2000. For BU, this is the lowest total of goals allowed in a game since 2008 when they held Marist to a single score.