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Men’s Lacrosse In Action Tuesday Versus Colgate
Bearcats look for third straight win; game starts at 4 p.m.
March 12, 2013Tweet
Contact:Mike Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teams: Binghamton (2-2, 0-0 AE) at Colgate (4-2, 1-0 Patriot)
Where: Hamilton, N.Y. (Andy Kerr Stadium)
When: 4 p.m.
All-Time Series: Colgate Leads 8-2
Last Matchup: Colgate won 17-8 (3/13/12)
SETTING THE SCENE
Binghamton (2-2) has won back-to-back games, including a thrilling 9-8 comeback victory over Delaware just three days ago. Trailing 8-5 with about five minutes left, the Bearcats closed out the game with four unanswered goals, highlighted by senior midfielder Tyler Perrelle’s game-winner with 19 seconds left. Junior Alex Doerflein won the ensuing faceoff, one of his 13 on the afternoon, as the visiting Bearcats held on for their first road victory of the season. Perrelle and red shirt junior Matt Springer scored two goals apiece, and Tucker Nelson dished off a career-high four assists for BU. Perrelle moves into a tie for first place with Matt McNamara for the program record in points with 97. The Binghamton offense was spurred on by their man-up attack, scoring on three of their six opportunities Saturday. Both Emmett O’Hara (1g, 1a) and Michael Antinozzi (1g, 1a) tallied two points apiece.
Colgate (4-2) bounced back after a pair of losses with a 14-6 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. In their Patriot League opener, three players recorded a hat trick as their offense compiled a shooting percentage of 39 percent on the afternoon. Sophomore attack Ryan Walsh scored a team-high four goals and senior Peter Baum tallied six points (3g, 3a) in their eight-goal triumph over the Crusaders. Baum, winner of the 2012 Tewaaraton Award, leads the team in both goals (14), assists (9) and points (23).The Raiders losses this season came against Hobart and #2 Cornell—Binghamton has played both teams this season (1-1).
DEFENSE CONTINUES TO SHINE
Through four games this season, Binghamton has allowed just 30 goals. With an average of 7.50 goals allowed per game, they are currently in a tie for the fifth best scoring defense in the entire nation. A lot of their success has come in great part to playing mistake free lacrosse. The Bearcats have been penalized just six times this season; totaling 4 minutes and 30 seconds worth of playing a man-down.
IN THE RANKINGS
Binghamton is 8-of-15 (.533) on man-up situations this season. With this mark, the Bearcats boast the fifth-best man-up offense in the nation, trailing national leaders Johns Hopkins by just .053. Individually, Max Schefler ranks second in save percentage (.647), eighth in saves (13.67) and 10th in GAA (7.51). Junior midfielder Alex Doerflein is 20th in faceoff win percentage (.561) and Tucker Nelson is 25th in assists per game (1.75).