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Men’s Lacrosse Drops Third Straight One-Goal Game At Albany 12-11
Perrelle nets a hat trick in conference opening loss
March 29, 2012
Contact: Mike Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Albany, NY—J.T. Hauck’s goal with 34 seconds remaining proved to be too little too late as Binghamton dropped its third consecutive one-goal loss to Albany (1-7, 1-0 AE) 12-11 Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. The Bearcats (2-6, 0-1 AE) outscored the Great Danes 5-2 in the final period, but the home squad hung on in great deal thanks to a three-goal, two-assist effort from senior Joe Resetarits. BU was paced by junior midfielder Tyler Perrelle’s second career hat trick in the losing effort.
Albany found themselves cruising in the third as sophomore attack Miles Thompson tallied his fourth goal of the game, putting the Great Danes ahead 10-5 with 1:57 remaining in the third. Sophomore Brandon Planck stopped the bleeding with his goal that wrapped up the third quarter with the visiting Bearcats trailing by four.
Freshman Paul O’Donnell entered the scoring column three minutes into the final period on the assist from sophomore Michael Antinozzi. Each team scored a pair of goals over the next six minutes, leaving BU down 12-9 with just over six minutes left in play. Planck answered the call once again, trimming the deficit to just two at the 5:34 mark.
After a pair of shots from sophomore Kyle Bakker were saved, things looked bleak for the traveling Bearcats as Albany held possession and called timeout with just 1:40 left. With time winding down, sophomore Greg Cove caused a turnover that bounced into the netting of Antinozzi’s stick who found an open Hauck for the goal and an opportunity to tie the game up at 12. With the clock ticking, Binghamton was unable to gain control of the face-off as Albany escaped with their first win of the season.
Seven different players scored for BU, including a pair of goals from Planck and Hauck. Antinozzi tallied a team-high four points ( 1 goal, career-high three assists), raising his league leading point total to 32. Senior defender Ryan Button caused three turnovers for the second consecutive game, while senior Jordan Marra made eight saves in the loss.
BU started off on the wrong foot in the opening frame, quickly falling behind 2-0 just four minutes into play. The slow start was extinguished by Perrelle, who put the Bearcats on the board at 2-1 with 8:10 remaining in the first. After Albany’s Resetarits made it 3-1, sophomore attacker Kyle Bakker tallied his first career goal off the feed from junior Matt Moynihan with a touch over one minute remaining.
With the score at 4-2 in the second, Resetarits scored his third consecutive goal for the home squad with 12:36 left in the half . After a quick goal from Perrelle made it 5-3, the Bearcats failed to score throughout the remaining 11:58 of the second. Albany took advantage, closing out the half out on a 3-0 run that was capped off by a Ty Thompson goal with just six seconds on the clock, giving Binghamton a hole that was in the end too deep to dig out of.
Binghamton took care of the ball extremely well, as they only committed 14 turnovers as compared to Albany, who coughed up the ball 21 times. The face-off battle was won by Albany (16-of-27), as they outshot BU 32-27 on the afternoon.
The Bearcats are quickly back in action Tuesday, as they return home to host Canisius in the first night game of the season (7 p.m.). Binghamton defeated the Golden Griffins 11-7 last year in their only match-up in program history.