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Men’s Lacrosse Upended by Hobart 15-10
Antinozzi picks up third consecutive hat trick
March 2, 2012
Geneva, NY- The Bearcats (1-2) dropped their second straight game on the road, 15-10, to host Hobart Saturday afternoon at Boswell Field in Geneva, NY. The Statesman (1-1) used a 6-1 run in the second half to distance themselves from what was a tightly contested first half of play.
Hobart jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead just 2:15 into regulation, but Binghamton recovered and responded with a four goal spurt of their own. Freshman midfielder J.T. Hauck started the scoring with his first collegiate goal off a feed from junior Tyler Perrelle at the 11:02 mark in the first. After a Kelly Donigan goal knotted things up at two, Perrelle recorded back-to-back scores just a minute and 27 seconds apart, giving the visiting Bearcats a 4-2 cushion. After two late Hobart goals, the score was tied at four heading into the second.
Early in the second, BU found themselves trailing 7-5, when junior midfielder Matt Moynihan recorded his first collegiate goal, cutting the Statesmen lead to just one. True to the game’s back-and-forth nature, Hobart netted a pair of goals to close out the half with a 9-6 advantage.
After a goal from sophomore Michael Antinozzi trimmed Hobart’s lead to 11-7, senior attackman Sam Miller strung together three consecutive goals to break the game open at 14-7 with 14:16 remaining in the game. Miller (3 goals) and sophomore attackman Alex Love (5 goals) had a part in nine Hobart scores. Antinozzi, who has recorded a hat trick or better in the first three games of 2012, added a late goal, but it was too little to late for the Bearcats who now drop to 2-5 all-time vs. the Statesmen.
Antinozzi recorded his third hat trick of the year, in fact his third hat trick of his young career. The sophomore midfielder also contributed a career-high four ground balls and an assist. Perrelle recorded another strong outing for BU with a two-goal, two-assist effort in the defeat. He now has a team-high 12 points. Hauck picked up his second assist of the year, in addition to recording his first career goal. Freshman Colin Nesdale and junior Kraig Heston shared time in net combining for 12 saves on the afternoon.
Binghamton now is set to return home as they host Siena next Saturday at 1 pm. The Bearcats are 2-2 all-time vs Siena, as they are looking to enact revenge after suffering a 10-3 loss at the hands of the Saints a year ago.