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Men’s Lacrosse Upended At Vermont 11-5
Freshman J.T. Hauck nets a pair of goals for the Bearcats (3-9, 0-4 AE)
April 21, 2012Tweet
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Burlington, VT—The Bearcats (3-9, 0-4 AE) fell on the road Saturday afternoon to Vermont (2-10, 1-3 AE) 11-5 during a rainy day at Virtue Field in Burlington, Vermont. The Catamounts scored eight unanswered second half goals after falling behind 4-3 to secure their first conference win of the season. Freshman J.T. Hauck paced the Bearcats with a pair of goals in the losing effort, raising his point total to 25 this season.
The first half saw very little offense generated as both teams settled into a defensive battle from the first face-off. UVM tallied the first goal on junior Drew Phillie team-leading 24th goal of the season nearly six minutes into the first. After a slashing penalty on Vermont, Binghamton capitalized on the man-up opportunity as junior midfielder Tyler Perrelle evened the score up at one with 5:54 remaining in the first. Sophomore Michael Antinozzi dished off to Perrelle who fired a lefty shot through a tight window int the upper-right corner of the net. Two minutes later, the Catamounts recaptured the lead to secure a 2-1 lead heading into the second.
The home squad bolstered their lead to two, 3-1, with 9:44 left in the half. After both team’s struggled to get into the offensive flow of the game, Perrelle returned the favor finding Antinozzi for the score. Antinozzi, who now has 28 goals on the season (one shy of the program record), beat Catamount senior goalie David Barton five-hole, putting the Bearcats to within one heading into the locker room.
To begin the second half, Binghamton came out firing. Hauck beat Barton far post on the hop to tie things up at three at the 8:57 mark in the third period. Just over three minutes later, it was Hauck again, this time on the man-up to put the visiting Bearcats ahead 4-3. Great ball movement around the perimeter opened up a weak spot in the zone that was occupied by Hauck who would not be denied from nearly five yards out.
UVM had a resounding answer to close out the third period as they finished the remaining five minutes on a 3-0 run. The Catamounts continued their impressive run into the fourth period as they scored five more unanswered to take a decisive 11-4 lead. Sophomore Brandon Planck added a late goal in the final minutes as the Bearcats now fall to 0-4 in conference play.
Antinozzi scored a goal and two assists, while Perrelle chipped in with a goal and an assist in the losing effort. Perrelle extends his program-record point streak to 19 games and is now tied for second all-time with 41 career assists. Sophomore Garrett Augustyn played strong out the back tallying four ground balls and a career-high three caused turnovers.
The Bearcats were outshot 29-25 and were beaten off the ground, losing the ground ball battle 33-24. Senior Jeff Donigan won 11-of-18 face-offs, complete with a team-high 11 ground balls, but the Bearcats committed a costly 17 turnovers to all but end their chances of earning an America East playoff spot.
The Bearcats return to action next Saturday at 7 p.m. when they host UMBC on senior day. Pre-game ceremonies will highlight and honor BU’s seven seniors Ben Waldron, Ryan Button, Jeff Donigan, Nick Marshall, Jordan Marra, Chris Cook and John Clark