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Men’s Lacrosse Loses Heartbreaker at Siena 9-8
Saints hold BU to one second half score; Antinozzi nets hat trick in loss
February 23, 2013Tweet
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Loudonville, N.Y.—Siena (1-2) stepped up their defense in the second half on their way to a 9-8 victory over Binghamton (0-1) Saturday afternoon from Siena Turf Field. Down 7-5 at half, the Saints outscored BU 4-1 in the final 30 minutes of play, highlighted by two goals apiece from Colin Clive and Kyle Curry. Junior attack Mike Antinozzi netted his eighth career hat trick for Binghamton in the loss.
The Bearcats got off to a red hot start in the first half, jumping ahead with a goal from sophomore attack Tucker Nelson just two minutes in. Fifteen seconds later, midfielder Shane Warner took advantage of a face-off win to find the back of the net for Binghamton. For Warner, this was his fourth career goal and first tally since April 24, 2010 when he scored a pair of goals versus Hartford.
With the momentum building early, Antinozzi joined the scoring act. The junior from Fallston, Md. netted a pair of goals just 25 seconds apart to give BU the 4-0 lead with five minutes left in the first stanza. After a pair of goals from Siena cut Binghamton’s lead to just two, senior Tyler Perrelle tallied a goal with seconds remaining in the first off the feed from Nelson.
A Siena goal in the second quarter made the score 5-3, but Binghamton had an immediate answer. Red shirt junior Matt Springer provided the scoring at the 9:23 mark to put the goal advantage back to three. Springer scored his first goal since May 24, 2011—having sat out last season with an injury. Flash ahead now with the score at 6-5, it was Tyler Perrelle who entered the scoring column next with his first goal of the season and 47th of his career. The goal came with seven seconds remaining in the half and gave the Bearcats a 7-5 lead heading into intermission.
The story of the first half was the play of junior Alex Doerflein who won 10-of-14 face-offs; in addition to scooping up seven ground balls. Fellow first-time starter and goalie Max Schefler was also strong in the first half, saving seven shots for BU.
After intermission, both teams struggled to find their offensive footing. Siena finally broke through eight minutes in with one of Clive’s three goals on the game. Later in the quarter, Clive struck once again; this time with just 42 ticks left. The goal knotted the score at seven goals apiece and would remain that way heading into the fourth.
Siena snatched their first lead of the game three minutes into the fourth quarter and still was giving the Binghamton offense fits before Springer ended the drought. On the man-up, Springer netted his second goal of the game ending a 19-minute, 26-second scoreless drought. The goal gives him 60 career goals at Binghamton.
With just over seven minutes remaining, the Saints grabbed the 9-8 lead off the goal from Curry. Both Curry and Clive had three goals apiece on the afternoon for Siena. Now trying to even the score, Binghamton stayed alive thanks to the goalie play of Schefler. Schefler made three saves down the stretch enabling the Bearcats a few attempts in the offensive third.
After three Binghamton shots were turned away, Siena had possession with under 20 seconds left trying to put the game away. As the clock winded down, junior LSM Garrett Augustyn caused a turnover with nine seconds left and got possession for the Bearcats for one last shot attempt. With just a second remaining, Antinozzi’s shot was blocked and the horn sounded; giving Siena the 9-8 win.
Doerflein was a standout in his first collegiate start; winning 15-of-21 face-offs and corralling a team-high 11 ground balls. Schefler made 13 saves in his collegiate debut; as the Saints outshot BU 41-38 on the game. Nelson scored a goal and notched two assists also in his first game in a Binghamton uniform.
Senior Tyler Perrelle scored a goal in his 14th straight game, he also has tallied a point in 21 straight games… Mike Antinozzi now has eight career hat tricks, tying him for the program record with current teammate Matt Springer...Springer has 60 career goals, just six goals off the program record of 66 set by Phil Cavallo (2003-05)... Binghamton drops to 3-4 all-time versus Siena