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Links to former BU players playing professionally

April 3, 2014


Keep up to date on Bearcats in the Pros

Scott Diamond
Triple-A Bio/Stats
Rochester Red Wings website
MLB Bio/Stats
Minnesota Twins website
Diamond inducted into Binghamton Athletics Hall of Fame (Nov. 2013)

Murphy Smith
Bio/Stats
Midland Rockhounds website (Double-A)
ESPN Albany radio interview with Murphy Smith (April 2014)
Smith shines in Double-A all-star game (June 2013)

Mike Augliera
Bio/Stats
Portland Sea Dogs website (Double-A)
Augliera helps Salem win title (Sept. 2013)

Lee Sosa
Bio/Stats
Beloit Snappers website (Single-A Season)
Sosa has great start to 2013 season for Vermont (July 2013)

James Giulietti
Bio/Stats
Wichita Wingnuts website (Independent)
Giulietti helps Wichita claim division crown (Aug. 2013)

Greg Lane
Bio/Stats
Camden Riversharks website

2014 BU Softball Live Video Information

Nine of 10 home dates can be viewed free of charge on AE Portal

March 18, 2014


2014 BU Softball Live Video Information

2014 Schedule

Binghamton Multimedia Page (Live Stats, Live Video, Social Media)

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – For the second consecutive season, the Binghamton softball team will have live video as a part of its home game coverage. Of the Bearcats 10 home dates, live video will be available free of charge through the America East Portal for nine of them. This is a departure from last season, in which there was a fee to view the games.

The lone home date not to have video coverage this season is April 19 due to multiple home athletic events taking place on campus.

To access a live event:

1. Go to America East Portal site by clicking here.

2. Make sure “Binghamton” is typed in as the team you want to follow.

3. Click on the “Live Events” button

4. On the right-hand column, click the event you wish to view.


The link to both the live stats and the live video will also appear on the website preview article the day of a home game.

Any further questions can be directed to dobrian@binghamton.edu

2013-14 Media Center

Schedules, Scores, Notes, Play-by-Play, Video...

March 9, 2014


2013-14 Media Center

Date Opponent Time/
Result
Media
Notes
Game
Story
Box
Score
Play-by-
Play
Video
Highlights
11/2 BLOOMSBURG
(exhibition game)
W 48-47 - + + + +
11/8 LOYOLA (MD.) L 74-79 + + + + +
11/10 @ Brown L 57-74 + + + + +
11/13 @ Cornell W 89-79 + + + + +
11/16 NAVY L 50-68 + + + + +
11/23 RADFORD L 63-69 + + + + +
11/26 @ St. Peter’s L 57-70 + + + + +
12/1 COLGATE L 64-93 + + + + +
12/4 @ Mt. St. Mary’s W 74-70 + + + + +
12/7 @ Syracuse L 65-93 + + + + +
12/14 @ Monmouth L 46-74 + + + + +
12/23 @ Buffalo L 57-87 + + + + +
12/28 BRYANT W 67-62 + + + + +
12/31 @ St. Joseph’s L 44-71 + + + + +
1/5 @ Maine
(America East game)
L 66-82 + + + + +
1/9 NEW HAMPSHIRE
(America East game)
W 67-38 + + + + +
1/11 UMASS LOWELL
(America East game)
L 59-71 + + + + +
1/15 @Stony Brook
(America East game)
L 47-67 + + + + +
1/20 @ Albany
(America East game)
L 60-66 + + + + +
1/23 HARTFORD
(America East game)
L 54-56 + + + + +
1/26 @ Vermont
(America East game)
L 39-72 + + + + +
1/29 UMBC
(America East game)
L 61-73 + + + + +
2/1 @ UMass Lowell
(America East game)
L 55-62 + + + + +
2/4 STONY BROOK
(America East game)
L 53-58 + + + + +
2/8 @ Maine
(America East game)
W 73-58 + + + + +
2/12 @ New Hampshire
(America East game)
W 72-71 (OT) + + + + +
2/19 ALBANY
(America East game)
L 48-57 + + + + +
2/22 @ UMBC
(America East game)
W 72-70 + + + + +
2/27 @ Hartford
(America East game)
L 83-89 (OT) + + + + +
3/2 VERMONT
(America East game)
L 82-92 (OT) + + + + +
3/8 America East Championship
(hosted by Albany)
vs. No. 3 Hartford + + + + +

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2013-14 Media Center

Schedules, Scores, Notes, Play-by-Play, Video...

February 21, 2014


2013-14 Media Center

2013-14 Binghamton University Women’s Basketball

Overall Record: 4-23, (1-13 AE)

Date Opponent Time/
Result
Game
Notes
Game
Story
Box
Score
Play-by-
Play
Video
Highlights
11/5 Rochester (Exhibition) W 64-58   + + + +
11/8 BUFFALO L 47-65 + + + +  
11/14 at Bucknell L 48-49. + + + +  
11/19 CANISIUS L 53-66 + + + + +
11/23 at Niagara L 53-69 + + + +  
11/29 at New Mexico (UNM Tournament) W 58-53 + + + +  
11/30 vs. Arkansas
(UNM Tournament)
L 23-72   + + +  
12/4 at Cornell L 52-63 + + + +  
12/7 ST. BONAVENTURE L 54-63 + + + + +
12/11 PRINCETON L 49-75 + + + + +
12/14 at Rider L 63-66 (OT) + + + +  
12/21 at Siena L 41-49 + + + +  
12/30 vs.UMass(Dartmouth Tournament) W 56-51 + + + +  
12/30 vs La Salle (Dartmouth Tournament) W 57-56 + + + +  
1/4 at UMBC
(America East Game)
L 32-47 + + + + +
1/7 at UMass-Lowell
(America East Game)
W 65-64 + + + + +
1/11 MAINE
(America East Game)
L 51-64 + + + + +
1/15 STONY BROOK
(America East game)
L 45-48 + + + + +
1/20 ALBANY
(America East Game)
L 33-66 + + + + +
1/23 at Hartford
(America East Game)
L 42-66 + + + + +
1/26 VERMONT
(America East game)
L 57-65 + + + + +
1/30 at UMASS-LOWELL
(America East game)
L 54-65 + + + + +
2/2 at New Hampshire
(America East game)
L 53-72 + + + + +
2/5 at Stony Brook
(America East game)
L 42-62 + + + + +
2/9 at Maine
(America East game)
L 53-65 + + + + +
2/12 NEW HAMPSHIRE
(America East game)
L 46-64 + + + + +
2/19 at Albany
(America East game)
L 35-86 + + + + +
2/22 at Vermont
(America East game)
L 48-74 + + + + +
2/26 HARTFORD
(America East game)
7:00 p.m. + + + + +
3/1 UMBC
(America East game)
2 p.m. + + + + +
3/7 America East Quarterfinals TBA + + + + +

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2014 Binghamton Softball E-Guide

Check out the Bearcats' electronic media guide for the 2014 season

February 5, 2014


2014 Binghamton Softball E-Guide

Senior infielder Jessica Bump

Link to E-Guide

The 2014 Binghamton Softball E-Guide is up and ready! Check out all of the information on this year’s team as well as a closer look at the Bearcat program.

Follow Coach Dempsey on Twitter (@tadempsey4)

December 27, 2013


Follow Coach Dempsey on Twitter (@tadempsey4)

Follow Coach Dempsey

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Fans can follow Binghamton head men’s basketball coach Tommy Dempsey on Twitter throughout the 2013-14 year.

Dempsey, a 38-year-old Scranton, Pa. native, was hired in May of 2012. He previously served as head coach for seven years at Rider University (N.J.). Dempsey guided the Broncs to national postseason tournaments in three of the last five years and his teams averaged 17 wins per season during his tenure.

The Bearcats open their 2013-14 season at home against Loyola (Md.) on November 8. The team will be introduced to fans at Late Night Madness on October 11.

Binghamton Track & Field E-Guide Now Online

Check out the Bearcats' electronic media guide for the current season

December 11, 2013


Binghamton Track & Field E-Guide Now Online

Senior Alexis Murray and junior Jesse Garn are on the cover of this year's E-Guide

Link to E-Guide

The 2013-14 Binghamton Track & Field E-Guide is now online and ready for viewing. Filled with information about this year’s team, it also gives details about the history and accomplishments of the program.

2013-14 Women’s Basketball E-Guide

Check out all the info on this year's squad plus more details about the program

November 7, 2013


2013-14 Women’s Basketball E-Guide

Link to 2013-14 Binghamton Women's Basketball E-Guide

The 2013-14 Binghamton women’s basketball e-guide is now online. All of the information about this year’s team plus a look at the history of the program are included.

2013 Binghamton Cross Country E-Guide

Check out all the info on this year's squad plus more details about the program

August 31, 2013


2013 Binghamton Cross Country E-Guide

Vasili Papastrat and Caitlin Jelinek

Link to E-Guide

The 2013 Binghamton Cross Country E-Guide is now online and ready for viewing. Filled with information about this year’s team, it also gives details about the history and accomplishments of the program.

2013 Men’s Soccer E-Guide

Check out the Bearcats' electronic media guide for the 2013 season

August 27, 2013


2013 Men’s Soccer E-Guide

Senior midfielder Tommy Moon is on the cover of this year's Binghamton Men's Soccer E-Guide

2013 Men's Soccer E-Guide

The 2013 Binghamton Men’s Soccer E-Guide is up and ready! Check out all of the information on this year’s team as well as a closer look at the Bearcat program.

Map of Binghamton Cross Country Course

Men's 8K course and women's 5K course covers much of the BU Nature Preserve

July 25, 2013


Map of Binghamton Cross Country Course

PDF of Course Map

Binghamton will be the host school for this year’s America East Cross Country Championship Meet, which will be held Nov. 2. In addition, the pre-conference meet will also be held at Binghamton Sept. 7.

Both the men’s and women’s races will begin on campus and cover much of the Binghamton Nature Preserve.

For a PDF version of the course, click on the PDF link above.

Top 10 Performances and Freshman Records in Each Event

Updated November 2013

June 20, 2013


Top 10 Performances and Freshman Records in Each Event

Program Records

BINGHAMTON MEN’S SOCCER DAILY UPDATE

Blogging our way through the 2012 season (As of August 13)

August 13, 2012


BINGHAMTON MEN’S SOCCER DAILY UPDATE

AUGUST 13, 2012

Going the Distance

During his four years at Binghamton, Ryan Walter was always one of the fittest players on the men’s soccer team. Each summer, he won the preseason fitness run by a substantial margin. So it was little surprise to any of his teammates when he decided to run the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club Winter Marathon in March.

“I have always wanted to run a marathon just to experience it,” he said. “It seemed to be a great a challenge, especially for me since I am not a big runner to start with. Other soccer alum before me like Kyle Kucharski and Chris Terry also ran a marathon after their senior season. Really, it was just a challenge that I wanted to test myself with.

Walter started training for the February 19 event, which was held at the University of Albany, in December. His farthest training run was 20 miles but most of his runs were about 6-10 miles.

With his soccer career having ended, Walter continued to train on his own for the marathon while the Bearcats trained for the spring season. The rest of the team had little doubt that he would do well come race day.

“Ryan is one of the fittest guys I have ever had the pleasure of playing with,” Marts Reid-Warden said. “Every fitness test, he always set the bar high for the rest of the players so I wasn’t surprised at all when I heard he was running a marathon.”

“He pushes himself and excels at everything he does,” Trey Jasenski said. “So I knew he would do well.”

“Every year I was here, he always won the (two-mile) Cooper Test,” Jake Keegan said. “So I figured he was running about 13 Coopers.”

The night before the race, Walter stayed with Jasenski and his family outside out Albany.

“Trey and his family supported me the whole weekend of the race,” Walter said. “They were very gracious and allowed me to stay with them the weekend of the race. They made sure I was well fed and rested. I am very grateful for their hospitality and support.”

Walter clocked a time of 3:12.06 in his marathon debut. Jasenski, meanwhile, figured he would be done in about three hours and had planned to meet him at the finish line. That did not, however, go exactly as planned.

“I dropped him off and then we tried to figure out where the finish line was three hours later,” Jasenski said. “We were holding up signs, running around looking for him and finally found him and he looked…..dead.”

:I was very happy with my time especially it being my first time and a sporadic training schedule,” Walter said. “I was very relieved to cross line. Overall it was a long process and the effort paid off.”

Walter’s hard work at Binghamton paid off in several ways. In addition to being a two-year team captain and two-time, second team all-conference selection, he graduated magna cum laude and landed a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Looking back, Walter has found memories of his years with the Binghamton men’s soccer program.

“BU soccer was a fantastic experience,” he said, “Truthfully, the program has become like family for me. I greatly value all the friends and relationships that have made my time at BU something that I will always look back on with a smile. Coach Marco’s dedication to the team is outstanding. The amount of time and effort he puts into watching film and scouting teams is tremendous. His ability to prepare the team for an opponent is something that I have not had in any other coach.”

As for the current Bearcats, Walter is a teammate who helped them in many ways.

“He always worked for everyone,” Jasenski said. “He always pushed himself and set the standard for everyone else around him.”

“He is one of those guys who is always competitive and always wants to win,” Keegan said. “Everyone can learn from his competitive attitude on the field.”

Posted August 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Feedback can be sent to dobrian@binghamton.edu

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August 6-12

BINGHAMTON MEN’S SOCCER DAILY UPDATE

Blogging our way through the 2012 season (As of August 13)

August 13, 2012


BINGHAMTON MEN’S SOCCER DAILY UPDATE

AUGUST 13, 2012

Going the Distance

During his four years at Binghamton, Ryan Walter was always one of the fittest players on the men’s soccer team. Each summer, he won the preseason fitness run by a substantial margin. So it was little surprise to any of his teammates when he decided to run the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club Winter Marathon in March.

“I have always wanted to run a marathon just to experience it,” he said. “It seemed to be a great a challenge, especially for me since I am not a big runner to start with. Other soccer alum before me like Kyle Kucharski and Chris Terry also ran a marathon after their senior season. Really, it was just a challenge that I wanted to test myself with.

Walter started training for the February 19 event, which was held at the University of Albany, in December. His farthest training run was 20 miles but most of his runs were about 6-10 miles.

With his soccer career having ended, Walter continued to train on his own for the marathon while the Bearcats trained for the spring season. The rest of the team had little doubt that he would do well come race day.

“Ryan is one of the fittest guys I have ever had the pleasure of playing with,” Marts Reid-Warden said. “Every fitness test, he always set the bar high for the rest of the players so I wasn’t surprised at all when I heard he was running a marathon.”

“He pushes himself and excels at everything he does,” Trey Jasenski said. “So I knew he would do well.”

“Every year I was here, he always won the (two-mile) Cooper Test,” Jake Keegan said. “So I figured he was running about 13 Coopers.”

The night before the race, Walter stayed with Jasenski and his family outside out Albany.

“Trey and his family supported me the whole weekend of the race,” Walter said. “They were very gracious and allowed me to stay with them the weekend of the race. They made sure I was well fed and rested. I am very grateful for their hospitality and support.”

Walter clocked a time of 3:12.06 in his marathon debut. Jasenski, meanwhile, figured he would be done in about three hours and had planned to meet him at the finish line. That did not, however, go exactly as planned.

“I dropped him off and then we tried to figure out where the finish line was three hours later,” Jasenski said. “We were holding up signs, running around looking for him and finally found him and he looked…..dead.”

:I was very happy with my time especially it being my first time and a sporadic training schedule,” Walter said. “I was very relieved to cross line. Overall it was a long process and the effort paid off.”

Walter’s hard work at Binghamton paid off in several ways. In addition to being a two-year team captain and two-time, second team all-conference selection, he graduated magna cum laude and landed a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Looking back, Walter has found memories of his years with the Binghamton men’s soccer program.

“BU soccer was a fantastic experience,” he said, “Truthfully, the program has become like family for me. I greatly value all the friends and relationships that have made my time at BU something that I will always look back on with a smile. Coach Marco’s dedication to the team is outstanding. The amount of time and effort he puts into watching film and scouting teams is tremendous. His ability to prepare the team for an opponent is something that I have not had in any other coach.”

As for the current Bearcats, Walter is a teammate who helped them in many ways.

“He always worked for everyone,” Jasenski said. “He always pushed himself and set the standard for everyone else around him.”

“He is one of those guys who is always competitive and always wants to win,” Keegan said. “Everyone can learn from his competitive attitude on the field.”

Posted August 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Feedback can be sent to dobrian@binghamton.edu

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August 6-12

Softball seizes two wins at UMass Lowell

BU prevails 12-11 in finish to suspended game, rolls 6-1 in finale

April 16, 2014


Softball seizes two wins at UMass Lowell

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

LOWELL, Mass. - Binghamton softball (14-17, 5-3 America East) won a 12-11 slugfest in the opener and then rode the strong pitching of freshman Annika Wiesinger to a 6-1 win over host UMass Lowell (8-25, 1-7 AE) Wednesday afternoon at River View Field. The pair of wins keep the Bearcats in third place in the America East standings.

The first game was the completion of Monday’s suspended game, which BU led 9-3 when darkness fell in the fifth inning. The Bearcats plated three more runs when the game resumed and took a 12-3 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning before Lowell made things interesting. The host River Hawks scored five runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to trim their deficit to just one. With the tying run on second base and two out, senior Demi Laney induced an infield pop-up to secure the win for starter Wiesinger, whose innings were offered on Monday before the game was halted.

Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee delivered a two-run single to highlight the four-run fifth inning that pushed BU’s run total to 12. Lowell, however, scored five runs on five hits in the bottom of the frame and added another in the sixth before Laney notched a bases-loaded strikeout to fend off further trouble.

Sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan did the bulk of her damage on Monday and wound up 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI. Chaffee and freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt had a hit and three RBI apiece. Senior second baseman Jessica Bump went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and freshman center fielder Gabby Bracchi went 3-for-5 with a triple.

In the series finale, Wiesinger earned her second win of the day and fourth of the season with a complete-game four-hitter. She allowed one run and struck out six and BU gave her run support with two tallies in the third, two more in the fifth and single runs in both the sixth and seventh innings.

In the third, sophomore right fielder Sydney Harbaugh brought in the game’s first run with an RBI single and three batters later, Cadogan made it 2-0 with a bases loaded sacrifice fly to right. After Lowell trimmed its deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the inning, BU struck again with two runs in the fifth, courtesy of the long ball. With one out, Chaffee and Cadogan hit back-to-back solo home runs - Chaffee’s drive giving her a team-best seven homers this spring.

In the sixth, Harbaugh brought in a run with a sacrifice fly to right and in the Bearcats’ final at-bat, freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner stroked an RBI double to left center to score the sixth and final run.

Harbaugh went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, Cadogan drove in two runs and both Eichner and Chaffee had two hits and an RBI.

Binghamton outhit Lowell 11-4.

The Bearcats host Niagara in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The games against the Purple Eagles begins a stretch of seven straight at home, where Binghamton is undefeated this season (5-0).

Baseball adds game at Cornell Thursday

Bearcats and Big Red will play at 4 p.m. at Cornell's Hoy Field

April 16, 2014


Baseball adds game at Cornell Thursday

Live Video

Live Stats

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - With weather forcing cancellations to both teams’ original schedules, Binghamton baseball and Cornell have added a single game for Thursday. The teams will meet at 4 p.m. at Cornell’s Hoy Field.

Binghamton (9-18, 4-7 America East) is coming off a three-game series sweep at the hands of America East leader Stony Brook last weekend. With non-league losses to Bucknell and Cornell during the week, the Bearcats have dropped five in a row after stringing together four straight wins. With a key three-game home set upcoming against Maine on Saturday-Sunday, BU sits in sixth place in the conference standings.

Senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz leads the team with a .327 average, seven doubles and 10 stolen bases. Sophomore infielder Reed Gamache is hitting .291 with 13 RBI and junior left fielder Jake Thomas has a team-best 17 RBI. The Bearcats are hitting .245 as a team and the pitching ERA is 4.45.

Freshman Casey Wenzel (0-2, 5.40 ERA) gets the start on the hill. In his last outing on April 8, Wenzel went 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits in a 4-1 loss to visiting Bucknell.

Cornell (15-14, 6-6 Ivy League) dropped the final three games of a four-game series last weekend at Lou Gehrig Division-leading Penn. The Big Red routed the Quakers in the series opener, 9-0, but the Quakers responded with a 11-2 victory in the nightcap, followed by 4-2 and 9-2 victories Sunday.

Junior first baseman Ryan Karl leads the team with a .302 batting average, nine doubles, six home runs, 25 RBI and .575 slugging percentage. Junior CF JD Whetsel, who had an 11-game hitting streak broken earlier this month, is batting .278 exclusively from the leadoff spot. He has a team-high 18 walks and is second on the team with 11 stolen bases, one behind senior SS Tom D’Alessandro’s 12. Whetsel has reached base safely in 28 of 29 games this season. Junior C Matt Hall is batting .278 with just six strikeouts in 78 plate appearances. He is also the Big Red’s leading hitter in Ivy play with a .370 average.

The Big Red’s pitching staff has a sturdy 3.47 earned run average. The staff posted a 3.13 ERA last season, which was the best the program had seen since its 2.25 ERA in 1973. The Big Red has lost just two of its nine series so far this year. 

Last Wednesday in Vestal, Visiting Cornell snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the eighth inning and the Big Red tacked on four more in the ninth for a 6-1 win at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Five BU pitchers limited Cornell to one run on two hits through seven innings before the wheels came off in the final two frames. With both pitching staffs being protected for upcoming conference play, the game featured 14 pitchers and took more than three hours to conclude. The Bearcats stranded 10 runners, including eight through the first six innings.

Cornell leads the all-time series 19-12.

Men’s Lacrosse Overpowers Canisius 9-5 On Tuesday Evening

Bearcats (6-6, 3-0 AE) win their third straight; Deluca nets first career hat trick in victory

April 15, 2014


Men’s Lacrosse Overpowers Canisius 9-5 On Tuesday Evening

Senior goalie Max Schefler made 12 saves

Box Score

Video Highlights

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, NY— Binghamton (6-6, 3-0 AE) outscored visiting Canisius (6-6, 3-2 MAAC) 3-0 in the fourth quarter and capped off a dominant defensive performance in their 9-5 win on Tuesday evening from the Bearcats Sports Complex. BU allowed a season-low five goals on Tuesday and freshman Tyler Deluca headlined the offense with a career-high three-goal performance.

Seven different players scored in Binghamton’s final non-conference tune up on a wet and cold evening from Vestal, NY. Tucker Nelson scored a team-high four points, including three assists for the junior attackman. He now has 27 assists on the season, which ties a school record that he set just a season ago.

Senior goalie Max Schefler was terrific in cage for the hosts, making 12 saves; eight of which came in the second half. The defense in front of Schefler was just as impressive, causing eight turnovers and allowing a season-low five goals on 32 shot attempts from Canisius.

Binghamton distanced themselves after a tightly contested third quarter with a 3-0 run in the final stanza. Up 6-5, Deluca notched his third goal of the contest off a restart from behind goal. The Medford, NY native beat his man and unloaded on a spinning shot nearly 5 yards out that bounced into the back of the cage.

After numerous looks on goal, Binghamton was able to pull ahead 8-5 on Matt Springer’s quick stick score. Nelson found Springer with an accurate pass as he deposited his team-leading 32nd goal of the season. With time winding down, Binghamton added on a late goal from Michael Antinozzi who improved his point scoring streak to 44 consecutive games with the score.

The Bearcats outshot Canisius 33-32 and had 23 shots on goal. Canisius goalkeeper Alex Govenettio was equally as impressive as his counterpart Schefler, making 14 saves in total.

Senior defenders Greg Cove and Shawn Needham both tallied a caused turnover and three ground balls to headline the defense. Junior Paul O’Donnell also got it done defending from his attack position, causing a pair of turnovers on Tuesday night.

In the first half, the visitors struck first on Nick Tuttle’s goal just 55 seconds into the game to take an early 1-0 lead. However, Binghamton came back with a goal at the 11:26 mark in the quarter from Kelly Donigan to pull even. Donigan beat his man off the dodge and fired a running lefty shot that beat Canisius goalkeeper Alex Gonvenettio far post.

The Bearcats went ahead 2-1 on Tyler Deluca’s man-up goal with under four minutes remaining in the first. Sophomore Mitchell Rick found a cutting Deluca who squeezed off a quick shot past Govenettio.

Binghamton notched their third unanswered goal later in the second quarter on Emmett O’Hara’s second goal of 2014. O’Hara dodged to his left and sent a bouncing shot into the back of the cage for a 3-1 lead.

Canisius’ leading point scorer Tim Edwards brought the visitors to within one, 3-2, breaking a 24-minute scoreless stretch. The Bearcats closed out the quarter with a late goal from O’Donnell, holding on to a 4-2 advantage at the break, a lead they would not relinquish.

Binghamton has won three straight games and four of their last five contests. In the last three games, BU has allowed an average of just 6.00 goals per game and have outscored their opponents 31-18 over that stretch.

Up next for the Bearcats is a home conference matchup with Stony Brook (5-8, 1-2 AE) on Saturday afternoon from Vestal, NY. Saturday’s game will be the final home contest for 12 Binghamton seniors as the Bearcats look for a 4-0 start in America East conference play.

Miceli earns America East track & field honors

Sophomore pole vaulter is field events performer of week

April 15, 2014


Miceli earns America East track & field honors

Sophomore Joe Miceli

America East release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Sophomore pole vaulter Joe Miceli has been named the America East Field Performer of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Miceli captured the pole vault title at this weekend’s West Point Open, clearing 16-feet-7 1/2 inches. That mark was an IC4A qualifying standard and is currently the 67th-best height in the country.

“Joe is really starting to shine in the pole vault,” head coach Mike Thompson said. “It was exciting to see him jump to his potential Saturday.”

Miceli and the Bearcats next compete at the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday.

Colgate Slips Past Women’s Lacrosse 10-8

Freshman Callon Williams leads Bearcats (6-8) with second career hat trick

April 15, 2014


Colgate Slips Past Women’s Lacrosse 10-8

Freshman Callon Williams

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse fell to visiting Colgate 10-8, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (6-8, 0-3 AE) held a two-goal halftime lead, but were outscored 6-2 in the second half by the Raiders (7-7, 4-3 Patriot), dropping their fifth straight contest.

Binghamton registered six different goal scorers led by freshman Callon Williams, who netted her second career hat trick, tallying three goals and an assist. Freshman Bri Arthur and sophomore Sophia Racciatti each recorded a goal and an assist.

Sophomore goalie Erin McNulty played stout in net making 10 saves for the Bearcats. McNulty, who was tagged with her eighth loss of the season, recorded her third game of at least 10 saves in 2014.

“I thought we started strong and executed our game plan in the first half,” head coach Stephanie Allen said. “Our offense was efficient while our defense was consistent across the board. We made some big stops in the second half, however it came down to shot placement and keeping our poise when it really counted.”

Binghamton, who held a 6-4 lead at the break, opened the second half scoring as Williams weaved through the Colgate defense for her second goal of the afternoon handing the Bearcats its largest lead of the game. Colgate quickly answered however, going on a 4-0 run while holding Binghamton scoreless for over 14 minutes to take a 8-7 lead with 16:38 remaining.

Williams ended the Binghamton drought after scooping up a ground ball off a save by Colgate goalie Jennie Berglin and fired the rebound into the net to even the game at eight with 12:12 left to play. The Bearcats had opportunities to take the lead, but seven second-half turnovers hampered their productivity.

Following a Binghamton turnover, Colgate leading scorer Megan Ark (42 goals) raced down the field and fired a shot on McNulty who made the save from point blank range with less than three minutes to play. However, Colgate corralled the rebound and netted the game-winner moments later. The Raiders tacked on an insurance goal with just over a minute to play to cap the scoring.

The Bearcats limited Ark, who is 13th in the nation in goals per game (3.23), to just one goal on six shots. However, the difference in the second half was the draw circle, where Colgate won eight of the nine draws in the final 30 minutes.

After scoring just 10 goals in their past three games, the Bearcats burst out of the gates netting the contest’s first two goals to take a 2-0 lead five minutes into the contest. Colgate responded with a 3-0 run however, to take its first lead, 3-2, with 22:40 to play in the opening half.

Unfazed by the Raider spurt, the freshman duo of Williams and Arthur netted a pair of unassisted goals to put the Bearcats back up, 4-3, at the 17:36 mark. Continuing the Binghamton run, Racciatti found a cutting Valerie DeNapoli to put the Bearcats up two. After a Colgate goal, junior midfielder Renee Kiviat netted a free position goal with just 10 seconds left in the half to hand the Bearcats a 6-4 lead at the break.

Colgate held a slim advantage in total shots (25-22), but doubled Binghamton’s shot production in the second half (14-7). Both teams struggled from the eight-meter going a combined 2-9, each netting one free position goal. The Bearcats captured 13 ground balls compared to the Raiders’ 12, but committed 13 turnovers opposed to Colgate’s 10.

The Bearcats return to conference play when they travel to Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, April 19 for a noon meeting with the Catamounts. Last year, Binghamton slipped past Vermont 7-6 to win its first America East opener in program history.

Golf Wins Team Tournament Title At FDU Invitational on Monday

Bearcats win second tournament of the 2013-14 campaign

April 14, 2014


Golf Wins Team Tournament Title At FDU Invitational on Monday

Bryce Edmister

Final Leaderboard

Player Leaderboard

Hamburg, NJ—Binghamton held on to their day one lead to secure the 2014 FDU Invitational team title on Monday afternoon from Crystal Springs Golf Club. The Bearcats shot a 36-hole total of 612, beating out tournament hosts Fairleigh Dickinson by six strokes. On a windy and blustery-filled final round, BU shot a team score of 312 to secure their second team title of the 2013-14 season.

“It was an all-around impressive win for us here,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “We came out yesterday and played pretty well, so our confidence heading into the final round was pretty high. The guys did a nice job of keeping their focus today with the windy conditions that we faced. To be able to grab the lead early, sustain it and overcome a challenging course is a really positive sign as we head into the home stretch of our season.”

Three players finished in the top-5 of the individual leaderboard for Binghamton on Monday. Senior Bryce Edmister battled through heavy winds on Monday to shoot a 78 (+7), finishing in a tie for third place at the conclusion of Monday’s round. He carried a 36-hole total of 151 (+9), finishing five strokes behind medalist winner Matt DeJohn of Central Connecticut who fired an impressive low round of 71 from Crystal Springs. With the third-place standing, Edmister secured his sixth top-10 finish of the season and now has 16 for his noteworthy career.

Jack Sedgewick held firm also with a 78 on Monday, taking fifth place out of a field of 75 competitors in Hamburg, NJ. He led the tournament field with a +2 standing on par four holes over the two-day event and tallied a team-best 22 pars in 36 holes of play.

Junior Josh Holling also finished in a tie for fifth place with Sedgewick, tallying a 36-hole score of 152 (+10). After an opening round 72 put him in second place heading into Monday’s round, Holling held on for the top-5 finish with an 80 on the difficult par 71 course. The Horseheads, NY native has three top-10 finishes in 2013-14.

After a struggle in his opening round, freshman Kyle Wambold stepped up to card the lowest score for Binghamton on Monday. Wambold shot a 76 (+5) and wound up finishing in a tie for 23rd place as he jumped 23 spots to provide a big spark in the Bearcats’ lineup on Monday.

“Kyle (Wambold) is a very important piece to our lineup,” Herceg said. “He had a great bounce back round for us and really finished strong down the final three holes playing against the wind. He put yesterday’s round behind him and stepped up big for us today.”

The win on Monday marks the 36th tournament won at the Division I level for Binghamton and the 14th team title for head coach Bernie Herceg since he took over the program in 2008.

Mazurek Grabs America East Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of The Week

Freshman standout won a career-high 17-of-18 faceoffs versus Vermont

April 14, 2014


Mazurek Grabs America East Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of The Week

Dan Mazurek

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Cambridge, Mass.—Freshman faceoff specialist Dan Mazurek was named the men’s lacrosse America East Rookie of the Week on Monday after a record-breaking performance against Vermont on Saturday. Mazurek, a native of Ringwood, NJ, won 17-of-18 faceoffs and scooped up a program single game record 14 ground balls in Binghamton’s 9-6 win over UVM.

Mazurek won the game’s first 12 faceoffs of the game on Saturday and again forged his name in the Binghamton record book by setting a single game record in faceoff win percentage (.944). His 14 ground balls on Saturday were one better than 2009 graduate JP Wioncek and current teammate Alex Doerflein.

In addition to being dominant in the faceoff circle, Mazurek also notched his first career point at Binghamton. He was credited with an assist on Binghamton’s last goal of the fourth quarter.

The Don Bosco Prep graduate leads Binghamton in faceoff wins (84), faceoff win percentage (.542) and ground balls (53). Through 11 games, Mazurek has had 10 or more faceoff wins on four occasions and has taken 63 percent of the draws this season for the Bearcats.

Binghamton has received a weekly award winner in the past two weeks (Tucker Nelson- Player, April 7) and is now 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 2004. BU clinched a playoff berth with the win on Saturday and will play a pair of games this week, beginning with Canisius on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and ending with senior day on Saturday afternoon against Stony Brook.

Women’s soccer adds potent attacker for 2014

Incoming forward Acor scored 35 goals for state semifinalist Hornell this year

April 14, 2014


Women’s soccer adds potent attacker for 2014

Jocelyn Acor

Previous release on recruiting class

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton women’s soccer coach Sarah McClellan has hit a bullseye with her final recruit for 2014. McClellan rounded out her incoming class with the addition of potent scorer Jocelyn Acor (Hornell, N.Y./Hornell HS). Acor joins recently signed recruits Patricia Haney, Katie Hatziyianis, Emma Masliun, Valerie McNamara, Katherine Millet and Hannah Shankman. 

Acor, a captain and four-year letterwinner, led Hornell to the Class B state semifinals this past fall, torching opponents for 35 goals. She tallied the game-winner in Hornell’s 1-0 win in the Section V championship game and then scored the team’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Oneonta in the state semis. Acor repeated as an All-Greater Rochester selection and was a third team all-state pick. She netted 82 career goals and helped coach Mike Wilkinson’s program capture three sectional titles.

“We are very excited to sign Jocelyn,” McClellan said. “I remember seeing her play a year ago and thought very highly of her potential at the college level. Since getting to know her more, Jocelyn will be a remarkable student-athlete and member of our women’s soccer team.  Her work ethic, competitiveness, and positive attitude are outstanding qualities.  Athletically, Jocelyn is a speedy forward and capable of using both her speed and technical skill to cover tons of ground and open up the field of play.  I look forward to seeing her develop at the next level; she will become a real attacking threat.”

A three-sport athlete, Acor also was a first team all-conference basketball player and a multi-event track sectional record holder (100, 200, 400 meters).

She plays club premier soccer for Zach Sarno and the Soaring Capital SC. At Hornell, Acor is class treasurer and also volunteers with YMCA youth soccer. She is the daughter of Clemontine Battle.

The seven newcomers join a BU program that won eight games in 2013 and earned the program’s eighth postseason bid in the last 10 years,

“The team, our coaching staff, and this incoming group of players are all very excited for the upcoming fall campaign,” she said. “Our competitive level, collective ability, and effort will be through the roof; we are looking forward to seeing this team in action come August.”

Volleyball Announces Summers Camps For 2014

Bearcats to hold three different camps throughout the month of July

April 14, 2014


Volleyball Announces Summers Camps For 2014

Online Registration

Volleyball Camp Flyer

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton volleyball program has announced its 2014 Summer Camp Schedule. The Bearcats will hold three different camps for athletes of all ages including two overnight camps. Registrations is available by clicking the above link. Check in for all camps will be held in the West Gym Lobby.

The first camp offered is a Position Camp on Friday, July 18 and is open to all ages. The campers will receive instruction and repetition in the skills of their choice. The day-long camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and costs $100. The single-day camp will be broken into two sessions, a morning and afternoon, with a lunch break in between. Players must provide their own meals.

The first of the two overnight camps (Junior Volleyball Camp) will be conducted on July 19-21 and is open to those individuals in grades 5-12. Campers will receive instruction on correct volleyball technique through individual and team drills. Campers will also participate in team competition and games in order to strengthen their all around performance. The three-day camp runs from 12:30-8:30 p.m. on day one, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on day two and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on day three. Cost for commuters is $200 and residents is $250. Breakfast and dinner will be served during listed sessions.

The final camp to be held is the Elite Volleyball Camp for athletes in grades 9-12. The two-day camp will be conducted from July 22-24 and campers will receive instruction on correct volleyball technique through individual and team drills. Campers will also participate in team competitions and games in order to strengthen their all around performance. The Elite Camp is only open to campers who have previous high school playing experience or plan to play on a junior varsity team in the fall. Camp capacity is limited to 50 campers.

For more information regarding the camps please contact Binghamton assistant volleyball coach Rashinda Reed at rjreed@binghamton.edu or 607-777-5807.

Register For Men’s Basketball 2014 Summer Camps

Head coach Tommy Dempsey hosts 'Net Results Basketball Camp'

April 14, 2014


Register For Men’s Basketball 2014 Summer Camps

Net Results Basketball Camp Flyer

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men’s basketball program has announced its 2014 summer camp schedule. Head coach Tommy Dempsey and his staff will conduct two different camps during the months of July and August. Registration is available by clicking on the green button below or filling out the camp flyer and mailing it back to the Events Center. Check in for all camps will be held in the Events Center.

Dempsey’s series of basketball camps coined, ‘Net Results’ offers area youths the chance to learn the game from his staff and players. The program has a proven record of individual improvement and enhancing one’s knowledge of the game. Coach Dempsey has constructed a camp designed to develop players by using methods he and his staff employ at the Division I level. Both skill and educational sessions will be provided for all camps.

The first of Dempsey’s two instructional forums is a day camp held from July 14-18. The camp is open to all boys ages 6-14 and will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. The cost of the camp is $100 with registration beginning on the first day of camp (July 24) at 8:30 a.m. in the Events Center. During the five-day session, campers will be divided into leagues based on age and ability. On day one, players will be drafted onto teams and assigned a coach for the week. A game schedule will then be created for a week full of competition. Parents are welcome to attend the camp and spectate.

Dempsey will hold his ‘Elite Prospect Camp’ from August 16-17. The three-day overnight camp is open to boys grades 9th-12th and costs $150 for day campers and $250 for overnight campers. The ‘Elite Prospect Camp’ is for players who are looking to further their skills and play at the collegiate level. The camp is a perfect place to showcase one’s skill and abilities as well as learn what it takes to be an intercollegiate student-athlete.

Event Center concession stands will be available throughout the camps. Lunch and subsequent meals for overnight campers will be provided at Binghamton University dining halls.

For more information regarding the camps please contact Binghamton Coordinator of Player Development Herb Courtney at hcourt@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2118.

CAMP SCHEDULE
Boys Day Camp: July 14-18
Elite Prospect Camp: August 16 - 17

10 Questions For: Lisa Cadogan

Our weekly chat with a veteran player on the BU softball team

April 14, 2014


10 Questions For: Lisa Cadogan

Lisa Cadogan

Website Bio

Each week during the 2014 season, we will take a closer look at one of the BU softball veterans. We continue this week with sophomore Lisa Cadogan


1. FIRST MEMORY OF PLAYING SOFTBALL

Playing tee ball and hitting the ball a country mile.

2. MOST MEMORABLE SOFTBALL MOMENT

When I first met (Caytlin) Friis

3. WHO HAS HAD THE GREAT IMPACT ON MY LIFE

My mom.

4. MY BEST NON-ATHLETIC TALENT

Horizontal running

5. PREGAME RITUAL

Listening to Beyonce

6. MY PREGAME SUPERSTITION

I don’t have one

7. MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS ABOUT ME….

I am an avid jump roper.

8. FUNNIEST TEAMMATE

Chelsea Noler

9. THE THING I LIKE BEST ABOUT THE BU SOFTBALL FACILITY

Everything

10. THE THING THAT STANDS OUT MOST ABOUT THE BINGHAMTON COACHING STAFF

Their dedication!

PREVIOUS 10 QUESTIONS

Jessica Bump (Feb. 12)
Lisa Cutrona (Feb. 19)
Mikala King (Feb. 26)
Demi Laney (March 5)
Colleen Dougherty (March 12)
Chelsea Noler (March 19)
Caytlin Friis (March 28)
Taylor Chaffee (April 3)

Softball loses 6-4 to UMass Lowell in AE series opener

Second game suspended due to darkness with Bearcats up 9-3 in fifth inning

April 14, 2014


Softball loses 6-4 to UMass Lowell in AE series opener

Taylor Chaffee

Game 1 Box

Game 1 Box (PDF)

Stats of Suspended Game 2

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

LOWELL, Mass.—Abby Jamieson went 4-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs, leading UMass Lowell (8-23, 1-5 AE) to a 6-4 win over Binghamton (12-17, 3-3 AE) in an America East conference softball game on Monday afternoon at River View Field. The second game of the doubleheader was suspended due to darkness with the Bearcats leading 9-3 in the top of the fifth inning.

The two teams are scheduled to conclude their three-game series on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The suspended game would be continued at that time. It will be decided tomorrow morning, however, whether to play the series out later in the day.

Jamieson’s opening RBI came on the bottom of the third inning with the River Hawks down 3-0. Her single back to the pitcher trimmed the deficit to 3-1.

The Bearcats answered on a RBI single by sophomore outfielder Sydney Harbaugh in the top of the fourth inning to go up 4-1.

UMass Lowell turned the game around with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jamieson scored the final run during that frame.

One inning later, Jamieson knocked in an insurance run on another RBI single.

The Bearcats left the tying run at the plate when the game ended.

Marielle Handley improved her record to 4-11 while senior pitcher Demi Laney fell to 10-8.

Harbaugh went 2-for-4 while freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt finished 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Baseball toppled by Stony Brook in finale 12-2

BU sees early lead disappear, suffers third straight loss to Seawolves

April 13, 2014


Baseball toppled by Stony Brook in finale 12-2

Junior right fielder Zach Blanden

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Stony Brook erased an early 1-0 deficit and outscored Binghamton baseball 12-1 the rest of the way to complete a three-game sweep of the Bearcats with a 12-2 win Sunday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field. The first-place Seawolves (20-11, 7-1 America East) rang up 18 hits against Binghamton (9-18, 4-7 AE), which slipped three games under the .500 mark in conference play.

The Bearcats took an early 1-0 lead with a run in their first at-bat. But Stony Brook plated four runs in the bottom of the second and added two in the fifth, four in the sixth and two more in the seventh to pull away. The hosts belted two home runs and seven doubles against five BU pitchers.

Junior left fielder Jake Thomas brought in BU’s first run with an RBI single in the first inning. Junior right fielder Zach Blanden led off the game with an infield single and went to second on a passed ball. After a walk to sophomore third baseman David Schanz, senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz dropped down a sacrifice bunt, moving the runners to second and third. Thomas plated Blanden with an infield single but BU stranded the two remaining baserunners after a strikeout and groundout.

Stony Brook took control with four runs on four hits in the second frame. A leadoff home run, walk and RBI double made it 3-1 and then a wild pitch, two stolen bases and a sacrifice pushed the lead to 4-1.

Binghamton got one run back in the fourth inning. Senior DH Shaun McGraw drew a leadoff walk and sophomore second baseman Reed Gamache followed with a single. Freshman first baseman Jextin Pugh was hit to load the bases. Senior shortstop John Howell scored McGraw with a sacrifice fly to right field but the Bearcats were denied further damage when back-to-back foul pop-ups left two more stranded.

The Seawolves then extended their lead with two runs on three hits in the fifth before BU turned an inning-ending double play to get out of further trouble. But the game got away on the sixth when Stony Brook used five hits, including another leadoff home run and three doubles, to stretch its lead to 10-2. A two-run single in the seventh closed out the scoring.

Blanden went 2-for-4 - the only BU player to record more than one hit.

Sophomore starter Jake Cryts (L, 2-4), who entered the game with a 0.45 ERA in conference play, gave up eight hits and six runs in 4.1 innings. 

Binghamton plays a non-conference game at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Marist. It was originally scheduled for a twinbill on Tuesday but poor weather is forecast across the state.

Women’s Tennis Swings Past Albany 5-2 on Sunday Afternoon

Bearcats (7-9) take five of six singles matches over the Great Danes

April 13, 2014


Women’s Tennis Swings Past Albany 5-2 on Sunday Afternoon

Annie DiMuro

Vestal, NY—The Binghamton women’s tennis team completed a 2-0 weekend by defeating Albany 5-2 on Sunday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats won five of six singles matches over the Great Danes, improving to 7-9 this season.

After being swept in doubles play, Binghamton rallied with a dominant performance in singles competition. All five victories for the Bearcats were won in straight sets as they moved to 3-0 against America East opponents in 2014.

Freshman Annie DiMuro bounced back form a loss on Saturday to secure a 6-2,6-1 win at sixth singles over Cathryn Crummey. The win gives her 17 total this season in singles, tying her with sophomore teammate Sara Kohtz who nearly blanked her opponent at 6-0, 6-1 on Sunday.

With the score now even at 2-2, sophomore Shea Brodsky stepped up to win in straight sets from the fourth spot in BU’s lineup. Brodsky has won four straight matches and six of her last eight.

The Bearcats wrapped up the match with wins from their top two spots, including a victory at No. 1 singles from junior Katya Medianik. Medianik edged Cheryl Kukkonen to grab her seventh dual victory of the season.

BU will wrap up regular season play on Friday from Stony Brook when they take on the Seawolves and Hartford in back-to-back action. Friday’s two dual matches are a tune up for the upcoming America East Championships held in Baltimore on April 25-27.

RESULTS

Binghamton 5, Albany 2

Doubles (Order of finish: 3, 2, 1)
Kukkonen/Sala, Albany def. Brodsky/Tashiro, Bing, 8-7
Hermans/Torres, Albany def. Ambrozy/DiMuro, Bing, 8-5
Scott/Crummey, Albany def. Chitu/Kohtz, Bing 8-5

Singles (Order of finish: 6, 3, 5, 4, 2, 1)
Medianik, Bing def. Kukkonen, Albany, 6-3, 6-1
Tashiro, Bing def. Hermans, Albany, 7-5, 6-3
Kohtz, Bing def. Scott, Albany, 6-0, 6-1
Brodsky, Bing def. Torres, Albany, 6-3, 6-4
Sala, Albany def. Ambrozy, Bing, 6-4, 6-1
DiMuro, Bing def. Crummey, Albany, 6-2, 6-1

Softball loses pair of slugfests at Fordham 10-8 and 10-9

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Bearcats head to UMass Lowell for Monday 3 p.m. DH, single game Wednesday at 3 p.m.

April 12, 2014


Softball loses pair of slugfests at Fordham 10-8 and 10-9

Sydney Harbaugh

Game 1 Box

Game 1 Box (PDF)

Game 2 Box

Game 2 Box (PDF)

Team Stats for Doubleheader

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

BRONX, N.Y. – Gabby Leuti hit three home runs, including a grand slam, powering Fordham (25-16) to a doubleheader sweep over Binghamton (12-16) in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The Rams won the first game 10-8 and the nightcap 10-9.

Fordham, which won the Atlantic 10 title last season, has had a history of slugfests against the Bearcats. The Rams last won a 13-10 decision from Binghamton on March 16, 2013 at the James Madison Tournament.

In the opener on Sunday, Leuti belted two of Fordham’s five home runs. Her second one was a three-run shot with the score tied 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth inning. It proved to be the decisive blow of the game.

In the nightcap, the Rams were trailing 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Leuti belted a grand slam. That too would hold up as the game-winning blast.

The Bearcats did plenty of damage of their own offensively, pounding out 23 hits and finishing the doubleheader with a .383 batting average. Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee homered twice and drove in a team-best five runs while senior second baseman Jessica Bump went 4-for-8, homered, scored four times and drove in three runs.

Chaffee’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning of the opener highlighted a four-run Bearcat outburst to start the game. The Rams got a run back in the bottom of the second inning and then belted three straight homers in the third inning to tie the game at 5-5. Leuty had the final home run during that blitz.

Binghamton came right back with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to go up 7-5. Freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt doubled in the first run and later scored the final run of the frame when she stole home.

After Leuty’s three-run blast , Chaffee trimmed the deficit to 10-8 when she doubled in Bump in the top of the seventh inning. The Bearcats, however, left the tying run at the plate when the game ended.

Patti Maloney improved to 2-0 with the win while freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger dropped to 2-7 with the loss.

Binghamton had 13 hits in the first game but hit into a double play in each of the first three innings.

The lead went back and forth during the first three innings of the second game, with the Rams holding a 5-4 lead. Highlighting the Bearcat attack during that stretch was Chaffee, who belted another two-run home run in the top of the first inning.

Sophomore pinch hitter Griffin McIver put the Bearcats up 6-5 in the top of the fourth inning, when she doubled home a pair of runs. Later in the frame, junior shortstop Caytlin Friis made it 7-5 when she scored on a sacrifice fly.

There was no further scoring until Fordham erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which included Leuty’s grand slam.

The Bearcats refused to go quietly, as Bump belted a two-run home run with one out in the top of the seventh inning, trimming the deficit to 10-9. The Rams, however, got the final two outs of the inning.
Maloney and Wiesinger were also the pitchers of record in the nightcap.

Friis and Hunt both went 3-for-6 (.500) during the doubleheader.

Binghamton returns to conference play with a three-game makeup series at UMass Lowell. The two teams, which were originally supposed to play March 22-23, will have a doubleheader Tuesday at 3 p.m. The series then wraps up with a single game on Wednesday, also at 3 p.m.

Women’s track wins West Point Outdoor Open

Bearcats record 11 first-place finishes, break two school records

April 12, 2014


Women’s track wins West Point Outdoor Open

Jon Alkins

WEST POINT, N.Y.—Freshman Keishorea Armstrong and junior Ivory Taussig each won an event and ran on the first-place 4x100 relay team, highlighting Binghamton’s performance at the West Point Outdoor Track Open. The Bearcat women won the six-team meet while the men were third behind the host Black Knights and Manhattan.

Taussig won the 100 (12.19) while Armstrong took top honors in the 200 (24.24). They then joined junior Alexx Baum and senior Kathleen Klein to break the school record in the 4x100 relay with a time of 46.58. The old mark of 46.84 was set back in 2007.

Also winning on the women’s side was sophomore Nina Sarmiento in the 400 hurdles (1:03.41), freshman Sarah Osaheni in the triple jump (38-6) and sophomore Tori Shaffer in the high jump (5-5 3/4).

On the men’s side, freshman Jon Alkins won the 100 (11.00), sophomore Joe Miceli captured the pole vault (16-7) and fellow sophomore Brandon Bordeau won the discus (156-10). All of them met the IC4A qualifying standard in their events.

Other men’s winners were sophomore Jon King in the high jump (6-4 3/4) and junior Pat Heikklia in the shot put (51-2 3/4).

Graduate student Jacob Platel was third in the hammer and broke the school record with a distance of 189-6. The old mark of 189-2 was set by Paddy Hennessy in 2006.

NOTE: The distance runners for Binghamton are currently competing in the two-day Bucknell Outdoor Invitational. Fifth-year senior Vasili Papastrat was second overall in the 5,000, with an IC4A-qualifying time of 14:26. Alexis Hatcher was the top women’s finisher on Saturday, placing fifth in the women’s 3,000 SC. Her time of 10:49.75 met the ECAC qualifying standard.

MEN’S TOP FINISHERS

Jon Alkins, 1st, 100 (11.00) ¼) IC4A
Joe Miceli, 1st, Pole Vault (16-7) IC4A
Pat Heikklia, 1st, Shot Put (51-2 3/4)
Jon King, 1st, High Jump (6-4 3/4)
Brandon Bordeau, 1st, Discus (156-10) IC4A
Jake Devin, 2nd, 100 (11.10)
Pete Fagan, 2nd, Pole Vault (16-0 ¾) IC4A
Eric Ziegler, 2nd, Long Jump (22-1 3/4)
Brandon Bordeau, 2nd, Shot Put (48-11 1/2)
Temi Bajulaiye, 3rd, 400 (49.82)
Jacob Platel, 3rd, Hammer (189-6) SR

WOMEN’S TOP FINISHERS

4 x 100, 1st (46.58) SR
Taussig, Baum, Klein, Armstrong
Ivory Taussig, 1st, 100 (12.19)
Keishorea Armstrong, 1st. 200 (24.24) ECAC
Sarah Osaheni, 1st, Triple Jump (38-2 3/4)
Nina Sarmiento, 1st, 400 Hurdles (1:03.41)
Tori Shaffer, 1st, High Jump (5-5 3/4)
Ivory Taussig, 2nd, 200 (24.29)
Sarah Haley, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-9 3/4)
Alexx Baum, 2nd, Triple Jump (37-6)
Jackie Crunden, 2nd, High Jump (5-3 3/4)
Alexx Baum, 3rd, 200 (25.05)
Sarah Osaheni, 3rd, 100 Hurdles (14.83)
Christy DiMichele, 3rd, Pole Vault (11-9 3/4)
Daniella Olusogo, 3rd, Long Jump (17-5 1/4)

MEN’S TEAM SCORES

Army 159, Manhattan 136.5, Binghamton 110, Middlebury 80, Williams 28.5, Colgate 15

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES

Binghamton 155, Army 109, Williams 94, Manhattan 94, Middlebury 59, Colgate 26

Men’s tennis beats UMBC at home 5-2

Bearcats win 12th straight over America East rival

April 12, 2014


Men’s tennis beats UMBC at home 5-2

Senior Florian van Kann

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton men’s tennis (12-10) extended its win streak against its primary America East foe, defeating visiting UMBC 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Binghamton captured the doubles point and then won four of the six singles matches to post its 12th straight win over the Retrievers (11-9). The two programs are likely on a collision course in the America East finals, where they have met in each of the last four years, with BU winning all four titles.

The Bearcats won at the 3-6 singles positions - all in straight sets - to clinch the win.

Junior No. 3 Robin Lesage posted a dominant 6-1, 6-1 win to pace singles play. It was his 18th win of the season. Sophomore No. 5 Eliott Hureau notched his 20th win of the season with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. He has a team-high 13 dual match wins.

The Bearcats next hit the road for matches against Stony Brook and Hartford next Friday on Long Island before hosting Penn in the team’s regular-season finale on Saturday.

Binghamton 5, UMBC 2

DOUBLES
1. Alexander Maisin/Aswin Nambi (BU) def. Justin Carter/Melker Svard (UMBC), 8-6
2. Alex Drean/Daniel Gray (UMBC) def. Eliott Hureah/Janik Burri (BU), 9-8
3. Sid Hazarika/Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Eliott Loubatie/Kamal Patel (UMBC), 8-2

SINGLES
1. Justin Carter (UMBC) def. Sid Hazarika (BU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2. Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Robin Lesage (BU0 def. Alex Drean (UMBC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Eliott Loubatie (UMBC), 6-3, 6-2
5. Eliott Hureau (BU) def. Daniel Grfay (UMBC), 6-1, 6-4
6. Florian van Kann (BU) def. Kamal Patel (UMBC), 6-2, 6-4

Mazurek Powers Men’s Lacrosse To 9-6 Road Victory Over Vermont

Freshman faceoff specialist won 17-of-18 faceoffs; Bearcats clinch AE Tournament berth

April 12, 2014


Mazurek Powers Men’s Lacrosse To 9-6 Road Victory Over Vermont

Freshman Tyler Deluca scored his fourth goal of the season

Box Score

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Burlington, VT—The Binghamton University men’s lacrosse team improved to 3-0 in league play with a 9-6 road victory over Vermont on Saturday afternoon from Virtue Field. The Bearcats (5-6, 3-0 AE) improved to 4-1 away from home this season in large part to the play of freshman faceoff specialist Dan Mazurek who won a career-high 17-of-18 faceoffs for the visitors. Six different players tallied goals for Binghamton, including Matt Springer’s sixth hat trick of the season.

Mazurek won the game’s first 12 faceoffs of the afternoon and added an assist in the three-goal victory. His faceoff win percentage (.944) is a single game school record and his 14 ground balls also sets a new program bench mark for Binghamton.

“I thought our guys gave a great defensive effort out there today,” head coach Scott Nelson said.  “We stepped up to the physical play and really didn’t give them too many quality looks. Dan (Mazurek) obviously was terrific for us and really allowed us to grab control there in the fourth quarter. You have to give credit to Vermont’s defense who also did a heck of a job today. It probably wasn’t the prettiest of games at times but I think we matched their toughness and intensity and came away with a good road win.”

Binghamton had the afternoon’s first goal that was the result of an opportunistic turnover in Vermont’s own half. Matt Springer was the recipient off that costly turnover, putting away his 29th goal of the season off the feed from fellow senior Kelly Donigan.

After a Vermont goal, the Bearcats answered on a well executed offensive set to go ahead one. Donigan used a screen from Springer that allowed him to launch a long shot that beat UVM goalkeeper Justin Rosenberg.

With the score at 2-2 in the second, Tucker Nelson fed a cutting Springer who deposited his 30th goal of the year on a quick trigger shot. Just a short while later, senior midfielder Michael Antinozzi bolstered the visitors lead with a pair of spin moves that resulted in him beating Rosenberg.

BU closed out the half riding a lot of momentum into intermission. Thanks to timely defense and the play of Mazurek, Binghamton was able to string a 2-0 run heading into break. Sophomore Mitchell Rick and Springer both scored goals to propel Binghamton to a 6-3 advantage at half.

Coming out of halftime, Vermont bounced back with a stingy defensive effort in the third. The Catamounts held BU scoreless in the quarter and received goals from Ian McKay and a man-up score from James Barlow that cut Binghamton’s lead to just one at 6-5. With time winding down in the quarter, senior goalie Max Schefler made a huge save with one second left on the clock, giving Binghamton a one-goal lead with 15 minutes to go.

Binghamton used that save as momentum in the fourth when junior Paul O’Donnell looped around the right side of the cage and fired a lefty shot that beat Rosenberg over his shoulder for his 15th goal of the season. O’Donnell’s goal snapped nearly a 17-minute scoreless stretch.

A short while later, Binghamton increased their lead to 8-5 on Tyler Deluca’s fourth goal of the season as he beat his man one-on-one and calmly finished in front of cage. On the ensuing faceoff, Mazurek won his 15th faceoff of the day and quickly found an open O’Donnell who slung a shot from 12 yards out that beat Rosenberg far post. O’Donnell’s goal came just six seconds after Deluca’s, tying a program record for the quickest two-goal span in school history.

Vermont tacked on a man-up goal late as Binghamton was able to hold on for the 9-6 road victory. BU improved their record to 8-5 all-time versus the Catamounts with the victory.

As a team, Binghamton won the ground ball battle by a final count of 34-24 and held Vermont to just six goals on 36 shots. Schefler made eight saves in net and both Chris Bechle and Greg Cove each caused a pair of turnovers.

Binghamton’s 3-0 start in America East competition is the best start since 2004 when they would up going 6-0 en route to a regular season conference crown. Binghamton clinched an America East tournament bid for the first time since 2011 with the victory over Vermont.

Binghamton has little rest between their next game as they get set to host Canisius on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Golden Griffins and 6-5 this season and are 1-2 all-time versus the Bearcats.

New Hampshire Upends Women’s Lacrosse in Durham

Bearcats (6-7, 0-3 AE) were outshot by Wildcats (7-7, 2-1 AE) 31-15

April 11, 2014


New Hampshire Upends Women’s Lacrosse in Durham

Junior Renee Kiviat

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

DURHAM, N.H. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fell to host New Hampshire 18-5 in an America East matchup, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field in Durham. The Bearcats (6-7, 0-3 AE) were outshout 31-15 by the Wildcats (7-6, 2-1 AE) en route to dropping their third straight conference game.

Binghamton was led by junior Renee Kiviat’s three goals, netting her first career hat trick in the defeat. Sophomore Sophia Racciatti and Valerie DeNapoli scored the Bearcats’ two other goals. Binghamton leading scorer freshman Bri Arthur was limited to just one shot attempt.

Sophomore goalie Erin McNulty was tagged with the loss after playing the first 38:36 for the Bearcats before giving way to junior Kara Pafumi who finished the final 21:24 of the game. McNulty made six saves after facing 19 first half shots by New Hamsphire. Pafumi made a pair of saves in relief.

New Hampshire scored the game’s first nine goals before Kiviat netted Binghamton’s first goal on a free position attempt at the 11:41 mark of the first half. Almost 30 seconds later freshman Callon Williams found Racciatti inside the fan to record her 18th goal of the season and give the Bearcats some momentum. The helper by Williams was her first collegiate assist.

However, the Binghamton offense stalled late in the first half and New Hampshire capitalized with a pair of goals to take an 11-2 lead into the break. New Hampshire went 9-for-14 in the draw circle to aid its nine-goal halftime lead. The Bearcats were restricted to just seven first half shots.

Binghamton struck first in the second half as Kiviat netted her second goal on a feed from senior Angela Vespa. The eight-goal deficit would be as close as the Bearcats would come however, as New Hampshire responded with a 4-0 run to extend its lead to 15-3 with 23:59 left to play. DeNapoli converted a free position shot before recording her first collegiate assist on a feed to Kiviat to cap the scoring for Binghamton.

Nine different New Hampshire players scored on the afternoon as the Wildcats posted a season-best 18 goals. Sophomore Nicole Grote recorded a game-high four goals while junior Laura Puccia and freshman Marissa Gruello registered three tallies each.

The Bearcats were just 2-for-6 on free position attempts and allowed five extra-man opportunities. Each team committed 16 turnovers while New Hampshire held a slight advantage in ground balls 15-10. Binghamton was 9-of-13 in the clear game but struggled all afternoon in the draw circle winning just eight of the 25 draws.

Binghamton hosts Colgate on Wednesday, April 16 in a midweek non-conference matchup before head to Burlington, Vermont to face the Catamounts on Saturday, April 19 at Virture Field.

Linda Cimino introduced as women’s basketball head coach

At Caldwell College, she went 90-52 the past four seasons

April 11, 2014


Linda Cimino introduced as women’s basketball head coach

Linda Cimino

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Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Linda Cimino was introduced as the new Binghamton’s basketball head coach on Friday afternoon at a press conference in the TAU Bearcat Room of the Events Center. She is the 13th head coach in the 41-year history of the program.

Cimino arrives from Caldwell College, where she led the Division II Cougars to a 128-100 record in eight years. This includes a 90-52 mark the past four years. She arrives with the reputation as a top-notch recruiter, a tireless worker and an excellent developer of talent.

“Linda really stood out to me as an established head coach,” Director of Athletic Patrick Elliott said. “She has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and student-athlete welfare. Everybody I talked to told me how great of a recruiter she was. The other thing they told me that was special is that she just works. She is tireless. Going forward, our women’s basketball program is in great hands.”

“I was part of the process of interviewing the candidates,” Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. “Every answer she gave to a question was perfect. She is going to fit in very well here.”

When she arrived at Caldwell in 2006, Cimino inherited a program that had won just eight games the previous season and had averaged just over nine wins a season the previous four years. After climbing to double-digit wins in her first campaign, Cimino boosted that total up to 18 wins in 2007-08 and the eight-game improvement ranked among the nation’s top-20. Her last four teams reached the 17-win plateau, highlighted by a 21-win team in 2010-11.

“Everybody that I talked to about the Binghamton job told me that it was the best mid-major job on the East Coast,” Cimino said. “I am honored to be standing here as the head coach. I think Binghamton is a sleeping giant in the America East and that we can do great things. I am really looking forward to building the program, developing the players that we have and bringing in some new players.”

 


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LINDA CIMINO

“Linda is a tremendous head coach and will do an outstanding job at Binghamton University. She is excellent at recruiting and does everything in a first-class way. She is very well respected in the basketball community and works extremely hard. Her excellence at connecting with others and her great passion and high energy will help her do a tremendous job.”

Kim Barnes-Arico
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of Michigan


“Linda is recognized for both her good eye for recruiting talent as well as her ability to develop players. She is going to bring in Binghamton student-athletes who will make the University proud both on and off the court. She knows how to build championship-level programs and will do so with integrity.”

Jean Burr
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Brown University


“Binghamton is one of the top academic institutions in the country and Linda is a great fit for the program. She is a tremendous recruiter, stresses high academics and is the type of coach people love playing for. She has a great personality and is always looking for the positive. Linda will do a great job at Binghamton.”

Tony Bozzella
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Seton Hall University


“I would like to wish Linda well in her new position at Binghamton University.  She has always had a bright and promising future ahead of her in our game. She will be a terrific addition to the Binghamton community.”

Mike McLaughlin
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of Pennsylvania


“Linda is a very good basketball coach, an excellent leader and a great person. I’m excited to see all of her success at the Division II level translate into Division I. She’s energetic, passionate and her players love playing for her. Not only will Linda be a tremendous asset to the basketball program, but to the Binghamton community as well.”

Joe Tartamella
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
St. John’s University

“I have known Linda for more than eight years and her passion for Women’s Basketball continues to grow every single day.  She is a hard working, committed and competitive coach who positively impacts the lives of everyone around her.  Binghamton Women’s Basketball is in great hands.”

Billi Godsey
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Iona College


“I have seen, first hand, a woman who not only teaches her student-athletes the skills and fundamentals necessary on the court to compete at their highest level, but someone who inspires and asks for the most from each individual, to be the best person they can be in their role on and off the court. The Binghamton University Women’s Basketball team will be greatly rewarded with Linda at the helm.”

Tina Cervasio
MSG Network/Fox 5 New York Sports/ESPN New York Radio 98.7 FM


“First of all, I believe Binghamton is getting a great coach and a great leader. Over her years at Caldwell, Linda has developed into an outstanding coach who has developed our program into a championship contender. She has the work ethic, passion and commitment that are necessary to be successful, and she truly cares about her student-athletes as people first. As a coach and administrator, Linda’s leadership skills have allowed her to motivate her players and staff to achieve at their highest potential. During her time at Caldwell, she has worked diligently to develop and prepare herself for this opportunity. Because of this preparation, without question she will be a tremendous addition to the Binghamton athletic community.”

Mark A. Corino
Executive Director of Athletics
Caldwell College

 

Men’s soccer inks defender from Denmark

Christian Dam to join Bearcats as a freshman this coming fall

April 11, 2014


Men’s soccer inks defender from Denmark

Christian Dam

Previous release on incoming class

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton men’s soccer program has received a National Letter of Intent (NLI) from Christian Dam, a back from Egga, Denmark. He is the sixth player who will join the team as a freshman this coming fall.

Dam is currently playing with Aarhus U-19’s Team. The Aarhus program is known for having outstanding youth teams in Denmark.

“Christian is a terrific addition to our class, both on the field and in the classroom,” head coach Paul Marco said. “He can play as a center back or holding midfielder. Christian’s physical presence on the field and his technical abilities are what first drew our attention. After getting to know him more in the recruiting process, we felt that he would fit in well with our program.  He is another player who has a great attitude and competitive spirit.”

Earlier in the spring, the Bearcats announced that Isaiah Barrett, Justin Dragin, Jack Nelson, Ben Ovetsky and Zach Pogrob have also joined the program for the 2014 season.

Baseball loses doubleheader at Stony Brook

Bearcats fall 3-1 in opener, 5-4 in 10-inning nightcap

April 11, 2014


Baseball loses doubleheader at Stony Brook

Sophomore infielder Reed Gamache

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Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Binghamton baseball dropped a twinbill at first-place Stony Brook on Saturday, coming up short 3-1 in the opener and then losing 5-4 in 10 innings in the nightcap at Joe Nathan Field. The Bearcats (9-17, 4-6 America East) came within a whisker of gaining a split in game 2 but surrendered the tying run on an error with two out in the Seawolves’ final at-bat and then saw the winning run cross on a wild pitch in the third extra-inning. 

In the nightcap, Binghamton led 4-2 after scoring three runs in the fifth inning. But Stony Brook (19-11, 6-1 AE) tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth and then forced extras with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh. A one-out walk and two-out dropped outfield fly extended the game. After the Bearcats squandered a leadoff double in their half of the 10th, Stony Brook made good on its leadoff double in the home half. A single and intentional walk loaded the bases with no out before junior reliever Mike Bunal got a strikeout and force out. With two out, however, BU couldn’t fully wiggle out of trouble when the wild pitch brought home the winning run. Bunal (L, 1-2) went 3.2 innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits.

Each team had 11 hits but BU committed three costly errors.

Senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz went 3-for-5 with an RBI and junior right fielder Zach Blanden and senior left fielder Shaun McGraw had two hits and an RBI apiece. Freshman catcher Eddie Posavec went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Blanden and Bereszniewicz hit back-to-back RBI triples to key a three-run BU fifth inning that turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead. McGraw also delivered a two-out RBI single.

Junior starter Mike Urbanksi went 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. Freshman Jextin Pugh pitched 1.2 hitless frames.

The Bearcats were limited to four hits in the opener and despite working seven walks, left eight baserunners stranded in the 3-1 setback. The team’s six through nine hitters were a combined 0-for-12 in the contest. Blanden went 2-for-3 and scored the lone run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. Blanden began the inning with an infield single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Bereszniewicz. He was awarded third on a balk and came in on the errant pitch. Walks to senior second baseman Daniel Nevares and junior DH Jake Thomas gave Binghamton runners on first and second with one out. But back-to-back groundouts left the tying run stalled at first. The Bearcats went down 1-2-3 in the ninth.

Junior Jack Rogalla (L, 3-4) went 7.0 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. 

The pair of defeats coupled with UMBC’s sweep of Albany on Saturday dropped the Bearcats into fifth place in the America East standings. Stony Brook (6-1) sits atop the seven-team list, followed by Hartford (6-2), UMBC (5-6), UMass Lowell (3-4), Binghamton (4-6), Maine (3-5) and Albany (4-7). The top four teams (excluding Lowell) advance to the conference tournament.

The teams finish off the series with a single game at noon on Sunday. Sophomore righty Jake Cryts (2-3, 3.21 ERA) gets the start. 


Daley Named Assistant On Canadian National Team

First-year assistant will coach under-19 team in Scotland in 2015

April 10, 2014


Daley Named Assistant On Canadian National Team

First-year coach Allison Daley

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Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton women’s lacrosse assistant coach Allison Daley has been selected by the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the National Team Program to serve on the Team Canada staff at the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U-19 Women’s Field World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland next summer.

Daley will join Team Canada head coach Scott Teeter’s staff along with Scott Tucker, Tami Rayner and Carly Quinn. Daley spent six years under Teeter’s tutelage at Canisius, (four years as a player; two as an assistant) where she was a three-time All-MAAC selection. Prior to arriving at Binghamton Daley was an assistant for two seasons at Canisius after earning her degree in 2011.

“Allison is considered to be one of the best goalies to ever come out of Canada and a rising star in the coaching ranks,” Teeter said via the Canadian Lacrosse Association website. “She had an outstanding playing career at Canisius and I’m very familiar with Allison’s dedication and hard work having coached her for four years and having her as a member of my staff.”

Daley a former member of the Team Canada program played for the U-19 team at the 2007 Women’s Field World Championships as Canada’s starting goalie. Following a successful tournament Daley was named to the All-World Team for her performance.

The Peterborough, Ontario native played a key role as defense coach and recruiting coordinator at Canisius. She helped build a Griffs program that won back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of her years.

Daley was a member of Canada’s U19 National Team before embarking on a successful four-year undergraduate career at Canisius. She was the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned MAAC Tournament MVP honors after leading the Griffs to their first-ever conference title in 2011. She was a three-time All-MAAC selection and became the program’s first-ever IWLCA all-region pick as a senior. Daley twice earned all-championship team honors and graduated holding school records for career saves (662) and goals against average (11.66).

The 2015 U-19 Women’s Field World Championships will be held July 23 – August 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Cimino named head women’s basketball coach

Dynamic eight-year head coach took Caldwell College to new heights

April 10, 2014


Cimino named head women’s basketball coach

Linda Cimino

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Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu, 607-777-6800)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University has chosen eight-year head coach Linda Cimino (pronounced SIM-in-oh) as its new women’s basketball coach, the University announced on Thursday. Cimino will be introduced at a press conference at 2 p.m. Friday in the Events Center TAU Bearcat Room. 

Cimino, a dynamic coach with strong Northeast recruiting ties, comes directly from Caldwell College (N.J.), where she built a winning program and departs as the school’s all-time leader with 128 victories.

“Linda has proven to be a successful head coach with a relentless work ethic,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “She’s demonstrated a commitment to academic and athletic excellence while instilling a great sense of energy and enthusiasm within her program.  We’re excited to welcome her to Binghamton.” 
 
At Caldwell, Cimino’s teams won an average of 18 games over the last five seasons. Competing at NCAA Division II in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), her teams had winning records in six of her eight years at the helm. This past season, the Cougars went 18-12, advanced to the CACC title game for a second-straight year and then received an ECAC tournament berth.

Off the court, her student-athletes achieved a 3.4 GPA during the 2012-13 year. During her eight-year Caldwell tenure, her teams averaged a 3.2 GPA.
 
When she arrived at Caldwell in 2006, Cimino inherited a program that had won just eight games the previous season and had averaged just over nine wins a season the previous four years. After climbing to double-digit wins in her first campaign, Cimino boosted that total up to 18 wins in 2007-08 and the eight-game improvement ranked among the nation’s top-20. Her last four teams reached the 17-win plateau, highlighted by a 21-win team in 2010-11.

“I’m very excited and honored to become the new head coach at Binghamton, the best public university in the Northeast,” Cimino said. “I look forward to building our program into a contender in the America East Conference. I also can’t wait to get out in the community, meet Binghamton’s strong and passionate fan base and share my enthusiasm and vision for our future.”

A native of Lincoln, R.I., Cimino recruited and coached the 2014 Daktronics East Region Player of the Year, three straight CACC Rookies of the Year and 12 all-conference selections. Her teams played in the conference tournament seven straight seasons, reached the 2013 and 2014 CACC championship game and also twice earned selection to the ECAC tournament (2008, 2014). 

In 2012-13, her squad went 15-4 in league play to claim the regular season title – the program’s second in a three-year span. That team also rattled off a school-record 15 consecutive wins. After the 2012-13 season, Cimino briefly took a position as lead assistant at Hofstra to be closer to her Massapequa Park home. But the desire to be a head coach was too strong and she returned to Caldwell. In 2010-11, Cimino’s squad went 21-6, narrowly missed an NCAA at-large tournament berth. The team tied the school record for wins, broke the mark for win percentage, made the program’s first appearance in the national rankings and finished the season ranked No. 7 in the East Region.

Prior to her tenure at Caldwell, Cimino coached high school girls’ basketball for three years and then was the head assistant coach at her alma mater, Adelphi, for the 2005-06 season. She began her coaching career at Queensborough Community College in 2001-02, where she led the team to the CUNY championship game.

Cimino is a 2001 graduate of Adelphi. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and then received her master’s degree in health education from the school in 2004. Cimino also received a master’s degree in administration from Touro College in 2006.

She was an NCAA Division II scholarship player at Adelphi, where she ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in free throw percentage and three-pointers. As a player, Cimino built a reputation for being a clutch performer and she holds the record for most three-pointers in a game (6). As a scholastic athlete, she was an all-state performer in both basketball and softball at North Smithfield High (R.I.).

Away from the court, Cimino has had an equally-impactful career as an athletics administrator. In addition to her head basketball duties at Caldwell, she has served as the associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator for eight years. She had oversight of the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and organized much of the athletics department’s community service. In 2011, she was selected to participate in the NCAA’s Women and Minorities Mentor Program.

Among her committee work, she has served on the NCAA Women’s Basketball East Region Regional Advisory Committee, NCAA Division II USA Today Coaches Poll Committee and WBCA National Coach of the Year Award Committee.   

TRANSACTION – Binghamton University (N.Y.) named Linda Cimino head women’s basketball coach    

Golf On Top After Day One At FDU Invitational

Bearcats have three players in the top-5; Holling in second after 72 on Sunday

April 10, 2014


Golf On Top After Day One At FDU Invitational

Josh Holling (L) and head coach Bernie Herceg (R)

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Hamburg, NJ— Binghamton shot an opening round score of 300 to grab hold of the lead following first round action at the FDU Invitational. Three players are in the top-5 individually, headlined by junior Josh Holling who’s in second place alone after a 72 (+1) at Crystal Springs Golf Club.

Holling shot 37 on the front and followed that up with an even lower back nine of 35. He led the entire field of 75 competitors by shooting a combined -1 on par fours. He is just one shot back of round one leader U Minn Woon of Fairleigh Dickinson who shot even par on Sunday.

Trailing Holling by a lone stroke is senior Bryce Edmister who sits in a tie for third place following Sunday. Edmister made three birdies during round one and is in search of his sixth top-10 finish of the 2013-14 campaign.

Jack Sedgewick registered a 74 (+3) and is tied with one other player at fifth place. Sedgewick had a good day of scoring, making a tournament-high six birdies at the conclusion of round one.

Sophomore Jesse Perkins saw his first action of the year in Hamburg, NJ, shooting a 81 (+10) to wrap up the Bearcats’ scorecard. Perkins is in a tie for 29th place.

The Bearcats are just two shots clear of tournament hosts Fairleigh Dickinson heading to the final 18 holes on Monday. Binghamton and the 15-team field will tee off tomorrow morning at 8 a.m..

Men’s tennis loses to No. 70 St. John’s 5-2

Dinia and van Kann post singles wins in home opener

April 10, 2014


Men’s tennis loses to No. 70 St. John’s 5-2

Sophomore Sid Hazarika

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton men’s tennis pushed No. 70 St. John’s to the final two matches - both three-setters - but came up short in a 5-2 loss to the Red Storm Thursday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The match against the nationally-ranked Red Storm marked the home debut (outdoors) for the six-time reigning America East champions.

The Bearcats (11-10) surrendered the doubles point after a narrow loss at the top spot. In singles, BU got two quick straight-set wins from junior Ismael Dinia and senior Florian van Kann to tighten the match. Trailing 3-2 with the final two matches (at Nos. 1 and 4) extending to third sets, the Bearcats needed both to swing in their favor but instead St. John’s prevailed for the 5-2 margin.

Dinia noched his 14th win of the season with his 7-5, 6-2 triumph at No. 5. Van Kann improved to 7-3 in the spring with his 7-5, 6-0 win at sixth singles.

Binghamton next hosts America East rival UMBC at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Bearcats have defeated UMBC in each of the last four conference championship matches.

No. 70 St. John’s 5, Binghamton 2
SINGLES

1. R.J. Del Nunzio (SJ) def. Sid Hazarika (BU), 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
2. Erick Reyes (SJ) def. Robin Lesage (BU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Vaidik Munshaw (SJ) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 7-5
4. Robert Livi (SJ) def. Eliott Hureau (BU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
5. Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo (SJ), 7-5, 6-2
6. Florian van Kann (BU) def. Gary Kushnirovich (SJ), 7-5, 6-0

DOUBLES
1. #77 R.J. Del Nunzio/Erick Reyes (SJ) def. Alexander Maisin/Aswin Nambi (BU), 8-6
2. Michael-John Every/Robert Livi (SJ) def. Eliott Hureau/Janik Burri (BU), 8-1
3. Sid Hazarika/Ismael Dinia (BU) led #58 Vaidik Munshaw/Lucas Hejhal (SJ), 7-5 susp.

Women’s Tennis Edges UMBC 4-3 At Home On Saturday

Bearcats (6-9) won four of six singles matches played at the Bearcats Sports Complex

April 10, 2014


Women’s Tennis Edges UMBC 4-3 At Home On Saturday

Sophomore Agatha Ambrozy

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, NY— After falling behind 2-0 to visiting UMBC (6-10) early, the Binghamton women’s tennis team rallied to secure a 4-3 dual match win over the Retrievers on Saturday afternoon from the tennis courts at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Sophomore Shea Brodsky’s 6-4,6-4 win at fourth singles clinched the match for the Bearcats who improved to 6-9 overall and 2-0 against America East competition.

UMBC got off to a quick start early Saturday morning, tallying a pair of 8-2 doubles victories to pick up the match’s first team point. In singles competition, their top singles spot won in straight sets to put BU in a 2-0 hole. However, Binghamton was resilient in their comeback effort, winning the next four matches in straight sets.

Junior captain Katya Medianik got the ball rolling with a 6-4,6-3 win over Madlena Kurasz at second singles. Medianik, who is now 10-16 overall this season, is an even 2-2 at the second spot in BU’s lineup.

Sophomore Agatha Ambrozy followed suit with her straight set triumph, besting Adriana Aldunte 6-4,6-5 to even the team tally at two points apiece. Ambrozy continues her spectacular spring season, elevating her record to 10-3 in duals and a perfect 5-0 from sixth singles in 2014.

Sara Kohtz put the hosts up one with her hard fought 6-3,6-4 victory over UMBC’s Dolashvili. Kohtz is now tied with freshman Annie DiMuro for the team lead in wins this season with 16. Brodsky sealed the Bearcats’ sixth victory of the season with her third straight singles win and fifth in the last seven outings. She is now 7-8 in dual competition this spring.

Up next for Binghamton is a matchup with SUNY rival Albany on Sunday afternoon. The Great Danes are 9-10 on the season, most recently losing to Stony Brook 6-0 in Albany on Friday.

RESULTS

Binghamton 4, UMBC 3

Doubles (order of finish 2,1)
Stange-Jonnson/Cleary, UMBC def. Brodsky/Tashiro, Bing, 8-2
Berghaus/Kurasz, UMBC def. Ambrozy/DiMuro, Bing, 8-2
Chitu/Kohtz, Bing vs. Dolashvili/Aldunte, UMBC, DNF

Singles (order of finish 1, 2, 6, 3, 4, 5)
Berghaus, UMBC def. Tashiro, Bing, 6-1, 6-1
Medianik, Bing def. Kurasz, UMBC, 6-4, 6-3
Kohtz, Bing def. Dolashvili, UMBC, 6-3, 6-4
Brodsky, Bing def. I. Aldunte, UMBC, 6-4, 6-4
Stange-Jonnson, UMBC def. DiMuro, Bing, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-5
Ambrozy, Bing def. A. Aldunte, UMBC, 6-4, 6-5

 

Binghamton Athletics Raises Over $10,000 For St. Baldrick’s

SAAC and Residential Life host event for third consecutive year; have raised almost $50,000 since 2012

April 9, 2014


Binghamton Athletics Raises Over $10,000 For St. Baldrick’s

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Binghamton St. Baldrick's Page

St. Baldrick's Website

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton University athletics department Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)in conjunction with Residential Life held its third annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraising and Shavee event over the weekend, raising more than $10,000 for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s is a non-profit organization that raises money to fund pediatric cancer research.

A rapidly growing tradition at Binghamton, the St. Baldrick’s event is its third year after an extremely successful first two years. Following the 2012 event, SAAC, Residential Life and Alpha Phi Omega were recognized at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards for ‘Excellence in Collaborative Programming.’ Over the past three years, Binghamton St. Baldrick’s events have raised almost $50,000 for the fight to cure childhood cancer.

“The student-athlete turnover at this year’s event was the best we’ve had in the last three years,” Assistant Director of student-Athlete Development and SAAC advisor Linda Reynolds said. “I’m very proud of all our teams for really coming together and helping support SAAC’s efforts.”

More than 90 participants took part in the event which coincided with baseball and softball doubleheaders at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Among the shavees were members of the Binghamton community, BU students, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and staff.

Event participant Terri Donovan, who has attended the past two Binghamton St. Baldrick’s events, was the top individual fundraiser accumulating $865. The Binghamton men’s lacrosse team was the top grossing team producing over $2,500 for the event. Cashing in on a deal made with head coach Scott Nelson, if the team surpassed the $2,500 mark Nelson would shave his head.

“For men’s lacrosse, alone, to raise of $2,500 says a lot about the character of those young me and their willingness to give back,” Reynolds continued. “At the same time, the continued support from Residential Life, and unexpected involvement from the Binghamton University Scholars Program, speaks to our campus’ commitment to service.”

Several student-athletes participated in the event shaving their heads or trimming their hair Locks of Love including, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s lacrosse, men’s track and field, wrestling, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball. 

Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. With only four percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against the devastating disease.

Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has generated over $127 million research grants, funding more childhood cancer research than any other organization besides the U.S. Government. In 2014 alone, St. Baldrick’s has raised more the $26 million thanks to over 1,000 events and 50,000 shavees.

A special thanks to Cost Cutters for providing their services for the event.

For more information about St. Baldrick’s please visit www.st.baldricks.org or to donate to the Binghamton SAAC and Residential Life event please click here.

 

Softball swept by Syracuse in non-conference games

Orange win opener 8-0, hold on for 9-6 win in nightcap

April 9, 2014


Softball swept by Syracuse in non-conference games

Gabby Bracchi

Game One Box

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Game Two Box

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Doubleheader Team Stats (PDF)

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Binghamton (12-14) was swept by Syracuse (15-18) in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the SU Softball Stadium. The Orange, who has gone 6-7 this year against fellow ACC schools, won the opener 8-0 and the nightcap 9-6.

The Bearcats were held to just two hits until midway through the second game. They then scored six runs over the final four innings and finished the afternoon with a .298 batting average.

“What we did in the second game with our bats is what we have been looking for all year,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “We got some momentum at the plate took off with it.  That is something our team can do on a consistent basis and hopefully they can use that going into next week.”

In the opener, however, Binghamton managed just a pair of hits off Sydney O’Hara. At the plate, the Orange got a three-run home run by Danielle Chitkowski in the first inning and a two-run shot by Alyssa Dewes in the bottom of the fourth inning.

O’Hara improved her record to 11-7 while senior pitcher Demi Laney fell to 10-6.

The Orange continued their offensive fireworks in the second inning of the nightcap. Chitkowski drilled another three-run home run and Dewes singled home another run as Syracuse went up 5-0.

In the top of the fourth inning, however, the Bearcats stormed back to tie the game at 5-5. Sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan belted a solo home run during the frame and senior designated hitter Lisa Cutrona tied the game with a two-run homer.

Syracuse took the lead right back in the bottom of the fourth inning as it scored a pair of runs on a fielding error.  In the top of the fifth inning, however, sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee singled home a run, trimming the deficit to 7-6.

The Orange got a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dewes led off the frame with a home run.

Christina Clermont raised her record to 2-4 while Laney was tagged with the loss again in the second game.

Junior shortstop Caytlin Friis went 3-for-3 in the second game. She finished 3-for-5 for the day. Senior outfielder Colleen Dougherty was 3-for-6 (.500) and scored a pair of runs.

Up next for Binghamton is a non-conference doubleheader at Fordham on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Baseball falls to Cornell in late innings 6-1

Visiting Big Red snap eighth-inning tie, deal BU second-straight loss

April 9, 2014


Baseball falls to Cornell in late innings 6-1

Senior shortstop John Howell

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting Cornell (14-11) snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the eighth inning and the Big Red tacked on four more in the ninth for a 6-1 win over Binghamton baseball (9-15) Wednesday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Five BU pitchers limited Cornell to one run on two hits through seven innings before the wheels came off in the final two frames. With both pitching staffs being protected for upcoming conference play, the game featured 14 pitchers and took more than three hours to conclude. Junior first baseman Brian Ruby made his collegiate debut on the hill as Binghamton’s seventh and final pitcher.

The Bearcats stranded 10 runners, including eight through the first six innings. Binghamton left the bases loaded in the fifth inning when a comebacker and infield pop-up spoiled a scoring opportunity with one out. They then left two on in both the sixth and seventh innings.

Down 1-0, Binghamton pushed across the tying run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by senior left fielder Shaun McGraw. The Bearcats had a golden chance to take the lead in the seventh after putting runners on second and third with just one out. But back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.

In the eighth, McGraw made a nice sliding catch in left field to deny a hit and a groundout to first gave BU two quick outs. But Cornell worked a walk and two subsequent singles through the right side to score the go-ahead run.

The wheels then came off in the ninth as the Big Red used three hits, two walks, a balk and hit batter to break the game open with four runs.

Cornell had taken a 1-0 lead with a run in the third inning.

The game also included three balks and two pitching errors on errant pick-off attempts.

Senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz and sophomore third baseman David Schanz each went 2-for-5 to pace BU’s six-hit attack. McGraw made two nice plays in left field and was robbed of another hit by a nice diving stop and throw from the Cornell third baseman. 

Freshman pitcher Jextin Pugh looked sharp in his two-inning stint to start the game. Pugh fanned three and allowed just one single. Juniors Greg Ostner and Anthony Grillini each pitched two hitless innings. Ostner entered in the third inning with the bases loaded and no outs and limited the Big Red to one run with a fly ball and infield pop-up. 

Binghamton next heads to Long Island for a big three-game America East series against conference-leading Stony Brook. The series begins with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday. The Bearcats have won four of their last five league games to move into fourth place in the standings.

Baseball sweeps AE weekly honors

Thomas is Player of Week, Cryts Pitcher and Posavec Rookie

April 8, 2014


Baseball sweeps AE weekly honors

Freshman catcher Eddie Posavec

America East Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton baseball has seized all three America East weekly awards after a 4-0 week that ended with a series sweep of UMBC. Junior left fielder Jake Thomas was named Player of the Week, sophomore pitcher Jake Cryts took home Pitcher of the Week honors and freshman catcher Eddie Posavec earned Rookie of the Week honors. It’s the second time in as many seasons that BU has swept a set of weekly awards. 

The announcement comes hours before the Bearcats (9-13) host Bucknell (16-12-1) in a non-conference tilt at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Thomas hit .438 (7-for-16) with two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored in the four games. He drove in two runs and scored three in a non-conference win over NJIT and then went 6-for-8 in Sunday’s twinbill sweep of UMBC. Thomas twice visited the right field bullpen in Game 2, belting a three-run shot in fourth inning and adding a solo shot in sixth for his team-high and America East-best fourth home run of the season. In his first eight conference games he has a .714 slugging percentage and .438 on-base percentage. Thomas has three home runs and nine RBI in his last five games. Thomas leads the entire America East in home runs and slugging (.526) and is fourth with a team-high 16 RBI. It’s the second time Thomas has earned Player of the Week honors in his career (March 2, 2013).

Cryts tossed 10 scoreless innings in a pair of appearances last week, allowing just five hits while striking out nine. He threw three clean innings in a mid-week game against NJIT and then fired seven scoreless innings against UMBC. He allowed three hits and struck out five in a 7-3 win. In the process, Cryts lowered his season ERA to 3.21 in eight starts. He has a paltry 0.45 ERA in three America East starts (1 ER in 20 inn.), which ranks No. 1 in the conference. It’s the first Pitcher of the Week honors for Cryts, who was Rookie of the Week once last season (March 2, 2013).

Posavec hit .636 (7-for-11) with 6 RBI in the three-game sweep of UMBC. In addition he caught all 25 innings in four games during the week. The rookie catcher has started eight straight games behind the plate. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the series-opening win over Retrievers and then pushed across the go-ahead run in Game 2 with a perfectly-executed squeeze bunt single. Posavec had a .818 slugging and .583 on-base percentage against UMBC. He was also honored as BU’s Athlete of the Week.

Binghamton has won four straight games and five of its last six.

Baseball loses to Bucknell 4-1

Bearcats held to six hits, see four-game win streak snapped

April 8, 2014


Baseball loses to Bucknell 4-1

Junior outfielder Jake Thomas

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting Bucknell limited Binghamton baseball to one run on six hits and the Bison (17-12-1) posted a 4-1 win Tuesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Binghamton (9-14) was blanked on three hits through eight innings before mounting a threat in the ninth. The Bearcats doubled their hit total with three singles, pushed across a run and brought the tying run to the plate before a comebacker to the mound ended the game.

Bucknell, sitting atop the Patriot League with a 7-1 mark, scored a run in the first inning and added two in the fifth and another in the ninth. The key blow was a two-out, two-run single on a 3-2 pitch in the fifth frame. Freshman reliever Nicholas Liegi nearly had the inning-ending strikeout twice but Bison left fielder Rob Krentzman stayed alive with two nicks at the plate and then sent the third 3-2 offering into left center to score a pair.

The Bearcats had opportunities in the middle innings but left two runners stranded in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth frames. Each team left nine runners aboard. Binghamton also had two runners erased on the basepaths - one picked off first and another thrown out trying to advance on an errant throw.

In the ninth, junior first baseman Brian Ruby singled through the left side with one out. Senior DH Shaun McGraw followed with a single to center. After a pop-up to shallow right, freshman catcher Eddie Posavec drilled an RBI single up the middle, plating Ruby with BU’s first run. With runners on first and third and two out, junior right fielder Zach Blanden sent a grounder off the glove of Bucknell pitcher Tucker Rekucki but he recovered in time to get Blanden at first to end the game.

Freshman Casey Wenzel allowed two runs on three hits in 4.1 innings and Liegi gave a solid outing with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He allowed two runs on six hits.

Posavec went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Ruby was 2-for-4.

The Bearcats wrap up a five-games-in-five-days stretch with a home game against Cornell at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Softball swept at Albany 6-0 and 4-3

Bracchi goes 3-for-6, scores pair of runs

April 8, 2014


Softball swept at Albany 6-0 and 4-3

Bridget Hunt

Game 1 Box

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Game 2 Box

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Binghamton (12-12, 3-2 AE) dropped a pair of games to Albany (15-8, 5-3 AE) in an America East softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the Varsity Field. The Great Danes won the opener 6-0 and took the nightcap 4-3.

Brittany MacFawn tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener. She struck out eight batters and issued only one walk.

Offensively, the Great Danes were led in the first game by Maggie Cocks, who went 3-for-4, homered and scored twice. Vicky McFarland drove in a pair of runs.

MacFawn raised her record to 7-5 while senior pitcher Demi Laney fell to 10-5.

Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee went 2-for-2 with a double in the opener.

In the second game, Kelly Costello drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Great Danes the walk-off win. There was one out at the time.

In a game that went back and forth, the Bearcats drew first blood when sophomore outfielder Sydney Harbaugh tripled home a run in the top of the first inning.  McFarland tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning when she scored on a groundout by Cocks.

The Bearcats reclaimed the lead in the top of the sixth inning when freshman outfielder Gabby Bracchi scored on a fielding error. In the bottom of the frame, however, Marlin Solano singled home a pair of runs, giving Albany a 3-2 lead.

Down to their last out, the Bearcats tied the game on a RBI single by Bracchi in the top of the seventh inning. Binghamton, however, stranded two runners at the end of the frame.

MacFawn blew the save but got the win in the nightcap. The loss was tagged to freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger, who is now 2-6.

Bracchi went 2-for-3 in the second game and finished the day 3-for-6. She also scored a pair of runs.

Binghamton heads to Syracuse for a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

BU Inducts 37 student-athletes into NCA Honor Society

2014 class ties highest total since inaugural 2006 group

April 7, 2014


BU Inducts 37 student-athletes into NCA Honor Society

The 2014 NCA Induction Class

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Previous NCA Induction Classes

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

The Binghamton Athletic Department inducted 37 student-athletes into the National College Athlete Honor Society (Chi Alpha Sigma) on April 23 in the TAU Club Room of the Events Center on Monday. This marks the ninth year that the athletic department has held inductions.

In order to be eligible for induction into Chi Alpha Sigma, a student-athlete must have achieved junior academic standing by their fifth semester, have at least a 3.4 cumulative grade point average and have earned at least one varsity letter in a sport sponsored by the NCAA.

The 37 inductees ties Binghamton’s highest single-year total, which came in the inaugural year (2006).

“We are very proud of each of these student-athletes for the way they have represented Binghamton University in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “To have such a large induction class this year is a tribute to the academic accomplishments of our athletic department as a whole.”

Since its inception, 259 Binghamton student-athletes have been inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma.

2014 INDUCTION CLASS

Garrett Augustyn (Men’s Lacrosse)
Julia Barac (Women’s Basketball)
Bill Bereszniewicz (Baseball)
Brandon Bordeau (Men’s Track)
Shea Brodsky (Women’s Tennis)
Russell Broere (Men’s Swimming)
Bret Celeste (Men’s Soccer)
Steven Celeste (Men’s Soccer)
Katherine Corcoran (Women’s Soccer)
Jake Devin (Men’s Track)
Colleen Dougherty (Softball)
Kelly Donigan (Men’s Lacrosse)
Catherine Eicher (Women’s Track)
Lizzie Greiner (Women’s Cross Country & Track)
Alexis Hatcher (Women’s Cross Country & Track)
Nate Kozyra (Men’s Cross Country & Track)
Meghan Kraus (Volleyball)
Harry Lee (Men’s Tennis)
Robin Lesage (Men’s Tennis)
Sarah Loud (Women’s Track)
Jade Marhaba (Men’s Cross Country & Track)
Katherine Medianik (Women’s Tennis)
Kenyon Merriwether (Women’s Track)
Cal Michaels (Men’s Cross Country & Track)
Joe Miceli (Men’s Track)
Robert Moewes (Men’s Soccer)
Selina Ng (Women’s Swimming)
Eileen O’Hara (Women’s Cross Country & Track)
Connor Olsen (Men’s Track)
Nina Sarmiento (Women’s Track)
David Schanz (Baseball)
Jack Sedgewick (Golf)
Jake Thomas (Baseball)
Alyssa Valler (Women’s Soccer)
Jon Vallecorsa (Men’s Cross Country & Track)
Grace Vickers (Volleyball)
Isaac Vingan (Men’s Swimming)

Hunt named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

Freshman outfielder batted a team-best .429 as Bearcats went 5-0

April 7, 2014


Hunt named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

Bridget Hunt

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. Freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt has been named the America East Softball Rookie of the Week for April 7. It marks the first time in her career that she has earned the conference’s weekly accolade.

Hunt hit a team-best .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, a triple and a home run in leading Binghamton to a 5-0 week. She scored five times and recorded a .929 slugging percentage. Hunt had a double and a home run in the series against UMBC and hit safely in all five games.

Hunt currently has a career-high, six-game hitting streak. For the season, she is batting .317 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI.

“Bridget did a great job this past week,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “She has been working to make adjustments at the plate and it has paid off for her.  She finds a way to get on base and make things happen.

Hunt is one of three rookies who have become full-time starters for the Bearcats. Freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner is hitting .308 while freshman outfielder Gabby Bracchi is hitting .294.

“I’m really excited with how much of an impact all of our freshmen have had so far,” Burrell said. “I know they will continue to improve because of the hard work they put in and how they approach the game.”

Binghamton (12-10, 3-0 AE) heads to Albany for an America East doubleheader Tuesday at 2 p.m.

NOTES: The NCAA statistics for April 7 have Binghamton ranked third among NCAA Division I programs with 2.55 stolen bases per game. In addition, the Bearcats are now eighth with 0.36 triples per game.

Nelson Selected As America East Player of the Week

Junior notched three goals and seven assists in 1-1 week for Bearcats

April 7, 2014


Nelson Selected As America East Player of the Week

Tucker Nelson

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Cambridge, Mass.—Junior attackman Tucker Nelson was named America East men’s lacrosse Player of the Week Monday afternoon for his 10-point effort in Binghamton’s two games this week. Nelson played a big role in BU’s 13-7 win on Sunday versus UMBC, registering two goals and four assists in the victory.

Nelson, who leads Binghamton in points (35) and assists (23) in 2014, began his week with a goal and three assists versus eighth-ranked Syracuse on Wednesday. He followed up Wednesday’s performance with a career-high six points in the Bearcats’ impressive six-goal victory over UMBC from Vestal yesterday. Binghamton outscored the Retrievers 9-1 in the final 30 minutes of play to jump to 2-0 in conference play. The last time BU started 2-0 in America East competition was back in 2007.

In BU’s dominant second half Sunday, Nelson had a hand in five goals against UMBC, scoring two and dishing out another three assists. With his seven assists on the week, Nelson now has 50 career assists at Binghamton which is tied for second all-time in school history. In addition, he slid into the top-10 in points at BU with 71 in just 24 games played.

In 10 games this season, the Penfield high school graduate has recorded two or more points in each and every contest. He also carries a 24-game point scoring streak into Saturday’s matchup with Vermont which takes place at 1:30 p.m. from Virtue Field. The Bearcats are looking for their first 3-0 start in conference play since 2004 when they won all six conference games en route to a regular season championship.

Softball Defeats UMBC 9-6 and 3-1

Chaffee and Bump each homer twice as Bearcats conclude weekend sweep

April 5, 2014


Softball Defeats UMBC 9-6 and 3-1

Lisa Cadogan

Game One Final Box

Game One Final Box (PDF)

Game Two Final Box

Game Two Final Box (PDF)

Saturday Recap

Weekend Stats

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee and senior second baseman Jessica Bump each homered twice, powering Binghamton (12-10, 3-0 AE) to a sweep over UMBC (22-14, 0-5 AE) in an America East softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats held on for a 9-6 win in the opener before taking the nightcap 3-1.

With the two victories, Binghamton completes the three-game sweep over UMBC, having also won 6-2 on Saturday. In addition, the Bearcats now have a season-high, five-game winning streak.

As a team, the Bearcats hit .364 in Sunday’s sweep. They pounded out a season-high 12 hits in the first game and clubbed five home runs during the afternoon.

On the mound, senior Demi Laney notched her first save of the season in the opener and got the complete-game win in the finale. Her record is now 10-4.

“I thought we showed good composure,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “We had some clutch hits in the first game and played very well behind Demi in the second game.”

Chaffee hit both of her home runs in the opening game, marking the first multiple-home run performance of her career. Her first one was a two-run blast in the bottom of the fifth inning, which gave the Bearcats a 6-1 lead. Three batters earlier, Bump led off the inning with her first home run of the day.

UMBC, however, stormed back with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, trimming the deficit to 6-4. Danielle O’Neil, who also finished the first game with a pair of home runs, had a two-run shot during that frame.

Chaffee struck again in the bottom of the sixth inning, drilling a three-run home run to put the Bearcats up 9-4. That gave her a career-high five RBI.

Taylor Hall and O’Neil started off the top of the seventh inning with back-to-back home runs. Laney, however, retired three of the final four batters to preserve the win.

Freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger raised her record to 2-5 while Kelly Lane fell to 5-6.

Bump’s second home run came on the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning on the second game, giving the Bearcats a 1-0 lead. Five batters later, freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner singled home sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan.

Eichner singled home another run in the bottom of the third inning, padding the lead to 3-0. Chaffee, who doubled one batter earlier, scored on the play.

The Retrievers got a run back in the top of the fourth inning. Lane, who played in left field during the nightcap, scored on a fielding error.

Laney recovered from that error to toss three scoreless innings. She retired the final six batters of the game.

Jessica Holte was tagged with the loss in the nightcap, dropping her record to 13-6.

Cadogan went 3-for-5 during the doubleheader to lead Binghamton in batting (.600). She also drew a pair of walks. Freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt, who homered in the opener, finished 3-for-6 (.500). Hunt now has a career-high, six-game hitting streak.

Binghamton travels to Albany for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday.

NOTES: Eichner and Cadogan each hit a team-high .500 during the weekend series. As a team, the Bearcats hit .354 over the three games.

Surging baseball sweeps UMBC 7-3 and 8-4

Thomas belts 2 HR, drives in 4 in Game 2; Posavec has 3 RBI in opener

April 5, 2014


Surging baseball sweeps UMBC 7-3 and 8-4

Junior left fielder Jake Thomas

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghanmton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Junior left fielder Jake Thomas belted a pair of home runs (4 RBI) and Binghamton baseball completed a series sweep of visiting UMBC (6-18, 3-6 AE) with an 8-4 win in Sunday’s nightcap from the Bearcats Sports Complex.

The Bearcats (9-13, 4-4 America East) won the opener 7-3 behind seven shutout innings from starter Jake Cryts and three RBI from freshman catcher Eddie Posavec. Binghamton has now won four in a row and five of its last six to climb into fourth place in the America East standings.

Thomas went 6-for-8 with four RBI and three runs scored on the day. In Game 2, he came to the plate with two on and one out in the fourth inning and ripped the first offering over the right field fence for a three-run home run. That shot extended BU’s lead to 7-1. Two innings later, Thomas led off the sixth and took an 0-1 pitch into the bullpen in right for a solo shot - his second of the game and team-high fourth of the season.

UMBC led 1-0 before the Bearcats tallied four runs in the third inning to take control. Binghamton strung together six hits - four straight after two outs were recorded. Thomas’ blast added three more in the fourth and allowed BU to absorb the three-spot UMBC put on the board in the fifth.

Sophomore third baseman Reed Gamache went 3-for-4 with an RBI and senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Junior first baseman Brian Ruby and junior right fielder Zach Blanden added two hits apiece.

Junior Mike Urbanski (W, 2-1) earned the win with 4.1 innings of work. Urbanski scattered four hits and four runs. Junior Greg Ostner notched his first save of the season with 1.2 perfect innings.

In the opener, BU snapped a 3-3 eighth-inning tie with four decisive runs. After seeing a 3-0 lead vanish in the top of the frame, the Bearcats recorded four hits in the home half. Ruby and junior shortstop John Howell hit back-to-back singles with one out and with runners on first and third, Posavec gave BU a 4-3 lead with a perfectly placed safety squeeze bunt to the right of the mound. After a fly out, Bereszniewicz laced a two-out RBI single to left and Howell just sidestepped the catcher with BU’s fifth run scored. A botched fly ball in center gave the Bearcats their final two runs.

Posavec went 2-for-4 with three RBI. In the fifth inning, he drove a two-run double to right center to give the Bearcats a 2-0 lead. A Blanden RBI single pushed the lead to 3-0. Thomas was 3-for-4.

Cryts allowed just three hits in seven scoreless innings but was denied the win when UMBC rallied off BU’s bullpen with three unearned runs. He lowered his season ERA to 3.21 in eight starts. Junior Mike Bunal (W, 1-1) pitched the final 1.1 innings to get the win. 

Binghamton entered the weekend hitting just .233 but registered 39 hits and 31 runs in the three-game series (.379). The Bearcats improved to 40-9 all-time against UMBC.   

NOTES
Posavec caught all 25 innings and went 7-for-11 (.636) with six RBI in the three-game series… Thomas also had six RBI and hit .500 (6-for-12)... Bereszniewicz raised his team-high batting average to .333

Track & field competes at Princeton/Sam Howell Invite

Miceli wins men's pole vault, Shaffer and Armstrong earn runner up finishes

April 5, 2014


Track & field competes at Princeton/Sam Howell Invite

Ethan Hausamann

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Joe Miceli won the men’s pole vault, highlighting Binghamton’s performance at the Princeton/Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday. There was no team scoring kept at the event.

Miceli captured his event with a first-place height of 16-0. Also on the men’s side, freshman Jon Alkins was fourth in the 200 (21.94).

On the women’s side, sophomore Tori Shaffer was second in the high jump (5-7 ¾) while freshman Keishorea Armstrong was second in the triple jump (38-10 ½).

Up next for the Bearcats is the West Point Open on April 12.

MEN’S TOP FINISHERS

Joe Miceli, 1st, Pole Vault (16-0)
Jon Alkins, 4th, 200 (21.94)

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS

Tori Shaffer, 2nd, High Jump (5-7 ¾)
Keishorea Armstrong, 2nd, Triple Jump (38-10 ½)
Alexis Hatcher, 5th, 1,500 (4:48.58)
Sara Wickes, 5th, Triple Jump (38-0)
Sarah Haley, 5th, Pole Vault (11-3 ¾)
Jackie Crunden, T6th, High Jump (5-3)
Sarah Osaheni, 8th, 100 Hurdles (15.01)
Nina Sarmiento, 8th, 400 Hurdles (1:04.37)

Men’s tennis splits two matches in Buffalo

Bearcats defeat Niagara 4-3, fall to No. 72 Buffalo 4-3

April 5, 2014


Men’s tennis splits two matches in Buffalo

Sophomore Alexander Maisin

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Binghamton men’s tennis (11-9) split two tight matches to begin its weekend Friday in Western New York. The Bearcats defeated Niagara 4-3 before dropping a 4-3 match to No. 72 Buffalo.

Against Niagara (8-9) in the afternoon, BU captured the doubles point and then the teams split the six singles matches. The Bearcats then got wins from junior Robin Lesage (No. 2), sophomore Alexander Maisin (No. 3) and senior Florian van Kann (No. 6) to clinch the win. With the score knotted at 3-3, Lesage provided the winning margin with his 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 win.

At Buffalo, BU grabbed the doubles point but won one just two of the six singles matches at the Miller Tennis Center. The Bulls (10-5) clinched the win with a three-set victory at No. 1 singles.

Maisin and junior No. 5 Ismael Dinia earned hard-fought three-set wins.

The Bearcats will remain in Buffalo to face Western Michigan at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

Binghamton 4, Niagara 3
Singles

1. Elortegui, Michael (NIA) def. Sid Hazarika (BING) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2)
2. Robin Lesage (BING) def. Belloso, Inaki (NIA) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
3. Alexander Maisin (BING) def. Raymond, David (NIA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Dufour-Coursol, O. (NIA) def. Eliott Hureau (BING) 7-5, 6-4
5. Schwojer, Lorenz (NIA) def. Ismael Dinia (BING) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
6. Florian van Kann (BING) def. Lacasse, Mathieu (NIA) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles
1. Elortegui, Michael/Belloso, Inaki (NIA) vs. Aswin Nambi/Alexander Maisin (BING) 6-3, unfinished
2. Eliott Hureau/Janik Burri (BING) def. Raymond, David/Dufour-Coursol, O. (NIA) 8-4
3. Ismael Dinia/Ruben Haggai (BING) def. Schwojer, Lorenz/Lacasse, Mathieu (NIA) 8-2

Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (5,4,6,3,1,2)

No. 72 Buffalo 4, Binghamton 3
Doubles
1. Maisin/Aswin Nambi vs. David/Mehta, 8-5
2. Janik Burri/Hureau def. Arevalillo/Hannestad, 7-5 (DNF)
3. Hazarika/Dinia def. Ionescu/Shkodnik, 8-4

Order of Finish: 3,2,DNF

Singles
1. David def. Sid Hazarika, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
2. Ionescu def. Robin Lesage, 6-0, 6-2
3. Alexander Maisin def. Alvarez, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Arevalillo def. Eliott Hureau, 6-1, 6-4
5. Ismael Dinia def. Hannestad, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
6. Mehta def. Florian van Kann, 7-5, 7-6

Order of Finish: 2,4,6,3,1,5

 

Baseball rolls over UMBC in series opener 16-3

Posavec goes 4-for-4 with 3 RBI; Nevares and Schanz also drive in 3 runs

April 4, 2014


Baseball rolls over UMBC in series opener 16-3

Freshman catcher Eddie Posavec

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton baseball (7-13, 2-4 America East) plated 16 runs on 14 hits and scored in five of eight innings to post a 16-3 win over visiting UMBC (6-16, 3-4 AE) in the opening game of a three-game series Saturday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday with Game 1 starting at noon.

Freshman catcher Eddie Posavec went 4-for-4 with three RBI and senior second baseman Daniel Nevares and sophomore third baseman David Schanz added three RBI apiece to ignite BU’s highest scoring output of the season.

The double-digit scoring was plenty for junior starter Jack Rogalla (W, 3-3), who tossed 7.0 innings and lowered his season ERA to 2.15. Rogalla scattered four hits and two runs on a brisk day when a strong wind was blowing out to right field. He struck out six and walked a pair.

The teams combined for eight walks and six hit batters in the chilly conditions.

With the score tied at 1-1 in the second inning, BU sent nine men to the plate and scored five runs on just three hits. Freshman DH Brendan Skidmore began the onslaught with a leadoff double and a hit batter, walk and fielding error led to three unearned runs. With two out, senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz (3-for-4, RBI) delivered an RBI single through the right side and Nevares followed with a two-run single inside the third base bag to make it 6-1.

Two innings later, BU put two more runs on the board when Nevares drew a bases-loaded walk and junior left fielder Jake Thomas hit an RBI grounder.

Up 8-2, the Bearcats broke it open with six runs in the sixth inning. They sent 11 hitters to the plate and took advantage of three hit batters, a walk and three hits. Schanz brought home two runs with a two-out double to left field.

Posavec capped his stellar day with a two-out, two-run double to the wall in right center in the bottom of the eighth. 

Sophomore first baseman Reed Gamache went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored and Skidmore went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Thomas collected two RBI to tie Gamache for the team lead with 12 RBI. Freshman reliever Casey Wenzel worked the final two innings and struck out a pair. 

 

Women’s Lacrosse Falls to No. 15/15 Stony Brook

Bearcats (6-6, 0-2 AE) drop second straight contest to ranked opponent

April 4, 2014


Women’s Lacrosse Falls to No. 15/15 Stony Brook

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fell to visiting No. 15 Stony Brook, 16-3, in an America East matchup Sunday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (6-6, 0-2 AE) dropped its second straight contest to a ranked opponent as the Seawolves (10-2, 2-0 AE) controlled the game throughout, outshooting Binghamton 32-12.

“I think we played in spurts today and showed a little bit of fire here and there,” head coach Stephanie Allen said. “However, we are still trying to string together a full 60-minute performance. It was nice to see our defense get a few quality stops and make the Stony Brook offense work for their shots. I was proud of how our defense played and made adjustments against a very prolific offense.”

Binghamton was led by freshman Bri Arthur who recorded a team-high three points with a goal and two assists. Arthur netted her 31st goal of the season against the Seawolves to set a new Binghamton freshman record for goals breaking the previous mark (30) set by Becky Green in 2004. Sophomore Sophia Racciatti was the beneficiary of Arthur’s two assists, recording her sixth multi-goal game of the season.

In the first half, Stony Brook scored the game’s first nine goals before an Arthur free position goal put Binghamton on the board with 2:32 remaining in the opening 30 minutes. The Seawolves displayed why they boast the nation’s top defense (4.73 ga/g) forcing the Bearcats into 12 turnovers and allowing just five shots in the first half. Stony Brook would tack on a goal to take a 10-1 lead into the break.

The Seawolves continued to roll in the second half going on a 6-0 over the first 20 minutes to take a commanding 16-1 advantage. Binghamton created offensive chances late as Arthur found Racciatti twice cutting across the fan to score the game’s final two goals. The Bearcats battled the Seawolves in the second half winning five of the nine draw controls, but the stingy defense of the America East preseason favorites was too overwhelming.

Sophomore goalie Erin McNulty made a game-high nine saves, stopping four of Stony Brook’s seven free position chances. McNulty also caused a pair of turnovers and picked up a game-high five ground balls.

Binghamton went 14-for-15 in the clear game including 9-for-9 in the first half. The Bearcats also did well in the draw circle winning nine of the 21 draws. However, Stony Brook did force 21 Binghamton turnovers and won the ground ball battle 25-14.

Binghamton has almost a full week off before heading to New Hampshire for an America East matchup in Durham on Saturday, April 12. The Bearcats and Wildcats are set for a noon start from Memorial Field.

Second Half Surge Powers Men’s Lacrosse to 13-7 Victory Over UMBC

Bearcats (4-6, 2-0 AE) outscored Retrievers (5-5, 1-1 AE) 9-1 in second half

April 4, 2014


Second Half Surge Powers Men’s Lacrosse to 13-7 Victory Over UMBC

Max Schefler made 12 second half saves vs. UMBC

Box Score

Video Highlights

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, N.Y.— Binghamton (4-6, 2-0 AE) outscored visiting UMBC (5-5, 1-1 AE) by eight goals in the final two quarters, capturing a 13-7 conference victory on Sunday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex. Junior Tucker Nelson had an outstanding day, compiling two goals and a season-high tying four assists versus the Retrievers, and senior goalie Max Schefler made 12 saves in the second half to push Binghamton to 2-0 in America East play this season.

“It was terrific to get a win in front of our home fans,” head coach Scott Nelson said afterwards. “The guys really stepped it up in the second half, especially both Max (Schefler) and Dan (Mazurek) who made some keys plays down the stretch. We challenged some of the guys at halftime and they responded in a big way.”

Trailing 6-4 heading into the second half, Binghamton’s offense was jump-started by the play of Schefler. The two-year starter from East Meadow, NY made six saves in the quarter and held the conference’s third-leading offense to just one goal in the second half. The Bearcats went on to notch five goals in the third, including a pair from seniors Michael Antinozzi and Matt Springer.

Antinozzi got things started with his goal just over three minutes into the second half with a low shot that snuck past UMBC goalkeeper Connor Gordon. The large crown of just under 500 at the Bearcats Sports Complex didn’t have to wait long for the next goal as Springer evened things up at six with a scooped up ground ball that was followed up by a behind-the-back score from just outside the crease.

Paul O’Donnell provided the go-ahead score at the 9:10 mark in third, looping around his defender and firing a running lefty shot that rippled the net. Just a few minutes later, Springer elevated the lead to two off the feed from Nelson; their fourth unanswered goal of the quarter.

After UMBC pulled within one on Jack Gannon’s 15th goal of the season, Antinozzi provided a response. The program’s second leading goal scorer once again fired low and beat Gordon to close out the quarter with a two-goal advantage.

In the fourth, Binghamton dominated possession and once again received timely saves from Schefler. Nelson was the first Binghamton player to tack on the lead, scoring off the dodge from behind cage. With under 10 minutes to go, Kelly Donigan gave the hosts a four-goal lead with his long range shot from over 10 yards out.

Nelson and Springer closed out the scoring in Sunday’s contest as Binghamton picked up their first home victory of the 2014 season. Nine different players scored for the Bearcats, resulting in their best offensive output of the season. Springer had three goals, marking the 18th time he’s recorded a hat trick in 52 games played. Antinozzi imporoved his point-scoring streak to 41 straight games with a two-goal effort and Nelson’s six points are a new career-high for the junior attackman.

“We had confidence our offense would deliver if we had the chances,” Nelson said. “Dan (Mazurek) did a terrific job winning faceoffs in the second half and we stuck to the game plan in their defensive third. It’s huge to pick up wins in our first two conference games and hopefully we can build off this heading to Saturday against Vermont.”

Faceoff specialist Dan Mazurek won 9-of-19 faceoffs overall, including 4-of-5 in the final period. On defense, Greg Cove, Shawn Needham and George Deignan all recorded two caused turnovers as Binghamton forced eight UMBC turnovers in total on Sunday.

The first half was a story of runs as BU jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first. Garrett Augustyn, a senior LSM, tallied his first career goal with a long range strike and sophomore Zachery Scaduto made it 2-0 with his first goal of the 2014 season. In the ensuing 10 minutes that stretched between the end of the first and start of the second quarters, UMBC went on a 4-0 run that was capped off by Max Maxwell’s 10th goal of the season.

Binghamton then tied things up at four with just over five minutes remaining in the half on Brandon Planck’s third score of the season. UMBC finished the half on a 2-0 run, but managed just one more goal in the final 30 minutes, dropping to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in America East play.

The Retreivers were led by Pat Young and Matt Gregoire who both scored two goals apiece. Maxwell had a goal and an assist and freshman goalie Connor Gordon made 11 saves in the loss.

BU heads to Burlington on Saturday to take on the Catamounts of Vermont at 1:30 p.m. from Virtue Field. UVM (5-5, 0-2 AE) lost 10-7 on the road at Stony Brook on Saturday.

 

Softball beats UMBC 6-2, will play DH at noon at Sunday

Eichner goes 3-for-3 with 3 RBI, Bracchi scores pair of runs

April 4, 2014


Softball beats UMBC 6-2, will play DH at noon at Sunday

Jessica Bump

Box Score

Box Score (PDF)

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner went 3-for-3 and drove in a career-high three runs, powering Binghamton (10-10, 1-0 AE) to a 6-2 win over UMBC (22-12, 0-3 AE) in an America East softball game on Saturday at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The victory was the third straight for the Bearcats.

Eichner’s biggest hit came in the bottom of the third inning, with the score tied at 2-2. She delivered a two-out, two run single to cap a four-run inning. Earlier in the inning, freshman outfielder Gabby Bracchi and sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan each singled home a run.

Two innings later, Eichner struck again, singling home the Bearcats’ fifth run of the game. She scored one batter later on a RBI single by freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt.

The Retrievers had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a two-run home run by Bridget O’Malley. Senior pitcher Demi Laney, however, held UMBC scoreless over the final four innings to raise her record to 9-4. In the process, she struck out nine batters and issued only one walk.

Jessica Holte, meanwhile, fell to 13-5 with the loss. Three of the runs she allowed were unearned.

Bracchi finished the game 2-for-4 scored a pair of runs.

“I thought we had some very good at bats today,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “We battled hard at the plate and got some key (two-out) hits. Demi also did a nice job for us.”

Senior second baseman Jessica Bump stole second base in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving her 45 thefts for her career. In the process, she became the program’s all-time stolen base leader. Bump had previously been tied with Christine Pinter (44 steals from 1989-91).

The Bearcats, who came into the game ranked third in the nation with 2.47 steals per game, stole six bases against the Retrievers.

Binghamton and UMBC conclude their series with a noon doubleheader on Sunday.

NOTES: Hunt’s base hit extended her hitting streak to four games, which ties her career high.

Binghamton Athletics To Host St. Baldrick’s Event

SAAC and Res. Life to host event for third consecutive year; has raised more than $36,000 in past two years

April 3, 2014


Binghamton Athletics To Host St. Baldrick’s Event

Binghamton St. Baldrick's Event Page

St. Baldrick's Foundation Site

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton University athletic department’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in conjunction with Residential Life are set to host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising and shavee event for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, over 90 members of the Binghamton University community shaved their heads, collecting over $23,000 for pediatric cancer research.

The event is scheduled to take place on the Events Center concourse during baseball and softball games at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Both the baseball and softball programs will be hosting UMBC in a pair of double-headers beginning at noon.

During each game the student-athletes will be wearing neon-green wristbands in recognition of the St. Baldrick’s event. Volunteers will also be selling green wristbands and raffling off St. Baldrick’s t-shirts to fans in attendance. Shaving services will be provided by Cost Cutters.

This year the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has again set the bar high for the 2014 event establishing a goal of $21,000, which will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. SAAC is encouraging each one of Binghamton’s 21 intercollegiate sports teams to raise at least $1,000 to assist in reaching the goal. Student-athletes can participate by becoming a shavee, volunteering, or donating money towards their favorite team.

Among last year’s 90 shavees were SAAC members who assisted in pulling off a successful event. SAAC vice president Kate Price (softball), who raised $1,400 in 2012 by shaving her head, again surpassed the $1,000 mark after shedding her bright blonde hair. Fellow SAAC members Shawn Needham (men’s lacrosse) and Tyler Deuel (wrestling) also decided to sport the buzz-look while Kaitlyn Martin (women’s soccer) trimmed off 10-inches of her hair for Locks of Love. 

Along with the SAAC members, a number of student-athletes from men’s lacrosse, wrestling, softball, swimming and diving and men’s and women’s soccer either shaved their heads or cut their hair for ‘Locks of Love’ in support of St. Baldrick’s. Director of Athletics Pat Elliott and Senior Associate Athletic Director Dennis Kalina also shaved their heads in support of the cause.

SAAC, Residential Life and Alpha Phi Omega were so successful in 2012 when the event raised over $13,000 they were recognized at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards for ‘Excellence in Collaborative Programming.’

St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.  St. Baldrick’s funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization in the nation besides the U.S. government.

In 2013, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation raised over $34,300,000 with more than 55,000 shavees in over 1,000 events. Following the success of last year, St. Baldrick’s has raised over $100 million in childhood cancer research grants since 2005.

Those who do not wish to shave off all their hair will have the option to donate trimmings to Locks of Love.

To sign up to become a shavee or volunteer, or to make a donation to this event please click here. All proceeds go directly to the St. Baldrick’s foundation. To learn more about St. Baldrick’s or sign up for a future event please click here.

Six former pitchers set to begin spring seasons in pro ball

Diamond will start opener for Triple-A Rochester, Augliera nails down starting role in Double-A

April 3, 2014


Six former pitchers set to begin spring seasons in pro ball

Mike Augliera

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Five former Binghamton pitchers will continue their professional careers in 2014, headed by Hall of Famer Scott Diamond, who is the Opening Day starter for Rochester, Minnesota’s Triple-A affiliate. Diamond will take the hill this afternoon when the Red Wings face Buffalo. 

Joining Diamond in the minor league ranks are Murphy Smith (Oakland’s Double-A Midland), Mike Augliera (Boston’s Double-A Portland), Lee Sosa (Oakland’s Class-A Beloit) James Giulietti (Independent Wichita) and Greg Lane (Independent Camden).

Diamond,who has 19 career wins with the Twins, reported to Rochester after clearing waivers at the end of Spring Training. He narrowly lost out on a bid to claim Minnesota’s last starting spot in the rotation. Last season at Triple-A, Diamond went 4-0 in seven starts with a 2.93 ERA. In his last two seasons, Diamond is 8-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 12 starts with Rochester. He signed with the Atlanta Braves in 2007 and will be starting his seventh year of pro ball. Diamond won 12 games for the Twins in 2012 and was the organization’s “Pitcher of the Year.”

Smith will begin the 2014 season with Oakland’s Midland squad in the Double-A Texas League. A two-time all-star at Double-A, Smith seemed destined for a promotion to Triple-A to start 2014 but instead will be converted to the bullpen for the RockHounds, who start their season tonight. Smith went 9-8 with a 3.48 ERA last year at Midland. Oakland selected him in the 13th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He will begin his sixth year with the organization in 2014.

Augliera was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and is continuing a rapid rise in their organization. After going 9-6 with a 4.23 ERA for Single-A Salem in 2013, Augliera got moved up to Double-A Portland this spring. He will begin the season as the team’s No. 4 starter and is slated to start the Sea Dogs’ game on Sunday afternoon at Reading.

Sosa, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 26th round of the 2012 First-Player Draft, also earned a promotion this spring. After pitching for Vermont in the New York-Penn League in 2013, Sosa will begin the 2014 campaign in Beloit, Wis. The Single-A Snappers start their season tonight.

Giulietti is beginning his fourth year of professional ball with independent Wichita. He signed with the Wingnuts in August and helped them advance to the American Association championship series. Giulietti has 12 career wins and a 4.27 ERA in 61 pro appearances. Wichita opens on May 4. 

Lane is pitching his sixth year of independent ball. After spending the last two seasons with Newark of the Canadian-American Association, he signed with the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League.

10 Questions For: Taylor Chaffee

Our weekly chat with a veteran player on the BU softball team

April 3, 2014


10 Questions For: Taylor Chaffee

Taylor Chaffee

Website Profile

Each week during the 2014 season, we will take a closer look at one of the BU softball veterans. We continue this week with sophomore Taylor Chaffee

1. FIRST MEMORY OF PLAYING SOFTBALL

Playing tee ball in Elmira when I was five years old and my position was first base

2. BEST SPORTING EVENT EVER ATTENDED

New York Yankees baseball game.

3. WHO HAS HAD THE GREAT IMPACT ON MY LIFE

My parents…they have taught me everything and have always been there for me.

4. MY BEST NON-ATHLETIC TALENT

Dancing

5. WHAT I SEE MYSELF DOING AFTER COLLEGE

Becoming a nurse

6. THE REASON I WEAR MY JERSEY NUMBER

25 has always been my number but since Lisa Cutrona had that number, I doubled it to make it 50.

7. MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS ABOUT ME….

I am a television quoting genius

8. THE TEAMMATE THAT WILL BE MOST SUCCESSFUL AFTER COLLEGE

Lisa Cutrona. She is the most driven girl on and off the field.

9. I CHOSE TO COME TO BINGHAMTON BECAUSE

It was close to home and it has a great education. It has always been my dream to play at a Division I school

10. THE THING THAT STANDS OUT MOST ABOUT THE BINGHAMTON COACHING STAFF

I like how they listen to the same music as us to get pumped for a game.

PREVIOUS 10 QUESTIONS

Jessica Bump (Feb. 12)
Lisa Cutrona (Feb. 19)
Mikala King (Feb. 26)
Demi Laney (March 5)
Colleen Dougherty (March 12)
Chelsea Noler (March 19)
Caytlin Friis (March 28)

Men’s Lacrosse Pushes #8 Syracuse To The Brink

Bearcats (3-6, 1-0 AE) drop tight one 10-8 at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday

April 2, 2014


Men’s Lacrosse Pushes #8 Syracuse To The Brink

Junior Tucker Nelson tallied three assists vs. Syracuse

Box Score

Video Highlights

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Syracuse, N.Y.—Binghamton (3-6, 1-0 AE) gave #8 Syracuse (6-3, 1-3 ACC) all they could handle on Wednesday night, losing a tight 10-8 non-conference contest in front of 1,847 fans at the Carrier Dome. The Bearcats trailed SU 9-8 in the final minutes of play but weren’t able to capitalize on their last possession as the Orange added a late goal and ran out the clock.

Junior Tucker Nelson led the way for Binghamton with a four-point effort against the Orange with a one-goal, three-assist night. Senior Michael Antinozzi scored a goal and dished out two assists for the Bearcats who had eight different scorers on Wednesday.

Binghamton opened up the scoring on Wednesday from the Carrier Dome as senior Matt Springer scored his team-leading 25th goal of the season. Springer’s goal came just 50 seconds into the game off the feed from Antinozzi.  Syracuse answered just a few short minutes later with Dylan Donahue’s unassisted tally and later took the lead at the 7:33 mark with a goal from Hakeem Lecky.

Down 2-1, junior Tucker Nelson dodged from behind the cage and curled around in front of the crease and swung a shot past Lamolinara to even things up at two goals apiece with under two minutes left in the first. Nelson helped the BU cause once again with a great skip pass to freshman Jay Vakiener who unloaded a shot from over 15 yards out into the back of the net, giving BU a 3-2 lead after 15 minutes of play. Vakiener’s goal was the first of his collegiate career.

With the score at 3-3, sophomore JT Hauck made a cut in front of cage completely unmarked. Nelson dished off to Hauck who buried his seventh goal of the year from less than five yards out. Following a SU save, the Orange scored on a fast break opportunity as leading scorer Kevin Rice scored from close range to knot things up at four.

With 1:25 left in the half, the Orange struck on Billy Ward’s goal and held on to take a 5-4 lead into intermission. The Bearcats won the opening six faceoffs in the first half and went 8-of-9 on clears.

Binghamton started the second half off in good form, netting a goal in the opening two minutes of play. Antinozzi spun and then sent a pass over to sophomore Johnny Maher who connected from long range for his first goal of the season. The Bearcats then went ahead 6-5 nearly two minutes later on Kelly Donigan’s long range strike that squeaked past newly entered SU goalkeeper Bobby Wardwell.

The eighth-ranked Orange had a strong answer for the Bearcats early rally, scoring four unanswered to secure a 9-6 advantage. Four different players scored during that stretch as play moved along to the fourth quarter.

Senior Brandon Planck put a stop to Syracuse’s run with his goal at the 10:10 mark in the fourth. Planck was the recipient of yet another Tucker Nelson assist as he fired a shot home from eight yards out. Antinozzi cut the deficit to one, 9-8, with seven minutes left in the game. The Fallston, Md. native dodged to his left and extended his stick to fire a bouncing shot past Wardwell.

Both teams traded possessions down the stretch, but Binghamton was able to hold the ball for a lengthy period of time to set up their offense. With less than two minutes remaining, the Syracuse defense buckled down and caused a turnover that ended the Bearcats upset bid as the Orange prevailed with the two-goal victory.

Binghamton won 12-of-22 faceoffs on Wednesday, including eight faceoff wins from freshman Dan Mazurek. Fellow freshman Tanner Cosens made five stops in his first career start in goal. The Orange held a slight advantage in both shots (31-25) and ground balls (28-24) as BU surrendered its first road loss of the 2014 season.

Up next for Binghamton is an America East matchup with UMBC on Sunday. The Retrievers, like Binghamton, are 1-0 in conference play after a 12-11 win over Stony Brook this past Saturday. First faceoff is set for 2 p.m. from Vestal at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

 

Golf Nabs A Third Place Finish At The Wildcat Invitational

Wambold racks up fourth top-10 finish of season; Holling shoots 70 on Tuesday

April 1, 2014


Golf Nabs A Third Place Finish At The Wildcat Invitational

Kyle Wambold finished T-3 in 89-man field

Final Results

Junior Josh Holling shot a third round 70 (-1) powering Binghamton to a score of 286 (+2) and a third place finish at the Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. The Beacats shot a three-round total of 896 and finished just 4 strokes behind tournament champions Columbia. Freshman Kyle Wambold recorded his fourth top-10 finish of the season with a third-place finish on Tuesday. Wambold had a 54-hole total of 219 (+6) to pace Binghamton in their sixth top-5 team finish of the year.

Holling had a terrific day of scoring on Tuesday, collecting four birdies and an eagle on his way to a one-under 70. After a double bogey on 11, Holling played fantastic down the stretch. He shot -3 in the round’s final seven holes, including his eagle on the 553 yard par 5 17th. The junior from Horseheads, NY moved 32 places to claim a 26th place finish at the Villanova-hosted event.

Wambold was one of three BU players who shot 72 from White Manor Country Club. He played extremely steady on the day and birdied two of his last four holes down the stretch. He finished out the back-nine with an even par 36 and finished just three strokes off earning his first career runner-up finish.

Both Jack Sedgewick and Bryce Edmister also tallied 72 on Tuesday, pushing Binghamton to their best round of the two-day tournament by 11 strokes. Edmister started the day in 23rd place, but was able to move up five places by finishing in 18th at the conclusion of Tuesday’s round. Sedgewick climbed 18 spots to finish just outside the top-20 (T-22).

Columbia squeaked out the tournament title by shooting the tournament’s low round from White Manor CC. They shot a 284 on Tuesday and bested second-place Army by just one stroke to collect the win. Individually, Drexel’s Christopher Crawford won by four strokes to capture medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 212 (-1).

The Bearcats will have nearly two weeks off before competing once again on Sunday, April 13 in the Fairleigh Dickinson Spring Invitational. The Knights host a 36-hole event that will be held at Crystal Springs CC in Hamburg, NJ.

Brodsky Grabs America East Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Honors

Sophomore went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend to win BU's fourth AE weekly award

April 1, 2014


Brodsky Grabs America East Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Honors

Sophomore Shea Brodsky

America East Release

Cambridge, Mass.—For the fourth time in five weeks, the Binghamton women’s tennis team has a representative as America East Player of the Week. On Tuesday, sophomore Shea Brodsky was given the conference’s top weekly honor off a 4-0 weekend against both St. Bonaventure and St. John’s.

Brodsky helped guide Binghamton to a 7-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Friday with a pair of victories against the Bonnies. The Miami, Fla. native won 6-2,6-2 at sixth singles and also teamed up with classmate Alexis Tashiro for a quick 8-1 win at second doubles.

On Sunday against St. John’s, she was the only player to pick up a singles victory against the Red Storm. She won in straight sets at fifth singles and also managed to knock off SJU’s top doubles team alongside Tashiro.

Brodsky has really come on of late, winning four of her past six singles matches to take her singles record to 11-14. She is 4-2 from the sixth spot in BU’s lineup and 6-8 overall in dual competition.

In doubles, Brodsky is second on the team with 11 wins this season. She has six dual victories playing alongside Tashiro in 2014.

 

Women’s Tennis Away Match With Fairleigh Dickinson Cancelled

Match originally slated for Wednesday afternoon is called off

March 31, 2014


Women’s Tennis Away Match With Fairleigh Dickinson Cancelled

Vestal, N.Y.—Wednesday’s dual match between Binghamton women’s tennis and Fairleigh Dickinson has been cancelled. The match, which was originally slated for Wednesday afternoon in Teaneck, NJ, has not been rescheduled at this point in time.

Binghamton (5-9) went 1-1 over the weekend, including a 7-0 sweep of St. Bonaventure. Sophomore Shea Brodsky paced the Bearcats going a perfect 4-0 against both SBU and St. John’s. Up next on the schedule for Binghamton is a home match on Saturday, April 12 against UMBC. The match is slated for 9 a.m. at the newly renovated Binghamton Unviersity tennis facility which is conveniently located right next to the Events Center.

Softball sweeps St. Bonaventure in home opener

Bearcats win opener 4-2, rally for 6-5 win in nightcap

March 31, 2014


Softball sweeps St. Bonaventure in home opener

Caytlin Friis, after hitting her second home run of the day

Game One Box

Game One Box (PDF)

Game Two Box

Game Two Box (PDF)

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior shortstop Caytlin Friis homered twice and drove in a team-high three runs, powering Binghamton (9-10) to a sweep over St. Bonaventure (3-20) in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats took the opener 4-2 before coming from behind to win the finale 6-5.

Friis hit both of her home runs in the second game, marking the first time a Binghamton player has turned in a two-homer game since current senior second baseman Jessica Bump against Detroit on March 15, 2013. Bump, meanwhile, finished the day against the Bonnies 4-for-6, with a double and a triple.

With the Bearcats down 4-0 in the bottom of the third inning of the second game, Friis led off the frame with home run over the left field fence. It ignited a three-run rally in which freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt scored on a throwing error and Bump scored on a sacrifice fly.

St. Bonaventure answered with a run in the top of the fourth inning as Desiree Gonzales singled home her second run of the game. In the bottom of the frame, however, Bump doubled home Hunt to trim the deficit to 5-4. She tied the game one batter later on a fielding error.

Friis came through again in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading off with another home run to left field. The Bonnies then went down in order in the seventh inning.

Freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger improved to 1-5 while Carly Bilack fell to 0-3.

Friis also started the scoring in the first game, as her sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning put Binghamton up 1-0. Scoring on the play was freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner.

Eichner made it 2-0 when she led off the bottom of the fifth inning with her first career home run. Hunt tripled two batters later and was immediately singled home by Bump.

Sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan belted a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, putting the Bearcats up 4-0.

The Bonnies avoided the shutout when Emily Belfield drilled a two-run home run with one out in the top of the seventh inning. Senior pitcher Demi Laney, however, was able to retire the final two batters.

Laney is now 8-4 while Kristen Hickling’s record drops to 3-8.

“I thought we got off to a slow start but our bats started to come around with the more at-bats we had,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “We showed good composure after getting behind in game two and trusted that our offense would come around.”

Hunt, who scored a team-high three runs, went 2-for-5 during the doubleheader. So too did sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee.

Up next for Binghamton is its opening America East Conference series of the year against UMBC, which starts with a noon doubleheader on Saturday.

SCHEDULE NOTE: Binghamton will head to Albany next Tuesday for a make-up doubleheader, starting at 2 p.m.

Baseball blanks NJIT on road 10-0

Thomas, Ruby drive in two apiece; Six BU pitchers combine for shutout

March 31, 2014


Baseball blanks NJIT on road 10-0

Senior shortstop John Howell

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

NEWARK, N.J. – Binghamton baseball (6-13) plated 10 runs in the final six innings and rolled past host NJIT (6-11) 10-0 Tuesday night from Riverfront Stadium.

The Bearcats snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth inning. Binghamton then added two unearned runs courtesy of three Highlander errors in the fifth and tacked on two unearned runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth for the final margin. NJIT had more errors (6) than hits (5) in the game.

With a five-games-in-five-days stretch upcoming, head coach Tim Sinicki used a predetermined rotation and six BU pitchers combined on the five-hit shutout.

Sophomore starter Jake Cryts tossed three scoreless innings to pick up the win. Cryts (2-3) allowed just two hits and struck out four. Junior Anthony Grillini went 2.0 innings and allowed just one hit. Freshman Jextin Pugh got the next five outs before giving way to junior Greg Ostner (1 IP), freshman Casey Wenzel (0.1) and sophomore Mike Bunal, who recorded the final three outs to seal the shutout. 

In the fourth, senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz and senior second baseman Daniel Nevares started with back-to-back singles. Each moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch and junior left fielder Jake Thomas delivered a two-run single to right field, giving BU a 2-0 lead. Thomas advanced to second on the throw to the plate and took third on a single by sophomore first baseman Reed Gamache. Freshman DH Brendan Skidmore then plated Thomas with a sacrifice fly to left field.

After Grillini kept his slate clean with a double-play grounder to end the fourth, BU struck for a pair of unearned runs in the fifth, thanks to three host infield errors. The first run came around to score on an errant throw to first from the NJIT catcher with two runners aboard. Then Nevares made it 5-0 with a sacrifice fly to center.

In the eighth, Nevares singled with one out and after another error, NJIT pitchers walked three of the next four batters, resulting in bases-loaded RBIs from senior shortstop John Howell and sophomore third baseman David Schanz.

Binghamton added three more runs in the ninth – two crossing home on a double to right center by junior first baseman Brian Ruby. Skidmore then notched his second sacrifice fly of the night, bringing home the 10th and final run.

The cushion was more than enough for BU’s pitching committee, which collected 10 strikeouts and allowed just three Highlanders to reach second base.

Nevares went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Thomas bumped up his season RBI total to 10 with two driven in.

Binghamton hosts UMBC in its home-opening America East doubleheader Saturday at the Bearcats Sports Complex. First pitch of Game 1 is set for noon. 

Five high school standouts join men’s soccer program

Bearcats land five incoming freshmen for 2014 season

March 31, 2014


Five high school standouts join men’s soccer program

Head coach Paul Marco

Photo Gallery of Incoming Players

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton men’s soccer program has added five players for the upcoming season. All of them will be freshmen when they arrive for preseason in August.

“Our program is excited to welcome such a talented and diverse group of players to our program,” head coach Paul Marco said. “We are adding some special and truly exceptional student athletes. This class has attacking flair, creativity, tenacity, as well as terrific competitive spirit—the staple of our program’s success. They will provide us great competition and depth when combined with a very strong returning group of players. Perhaps one of the greatest qualities (Assistant) Coach (Nic) Rossi and I believe we have in this class is in their character and attitude. These guys understand our culture and are ready to embrace their role and play their part. This group exemplifies the standard of excellence we aspire to both in the classroom and on the field. Most of all they understand the value of commitment and hard work.”

Isaiah Barrett (Wilson, N.Y.) is a forward from Wilson High School. He was also a part of the Revolution Empire U-18 Development Academy Team.

“Isaiah is skillful athletic striker,” Marco said. “He has great athletic ability and a nose for the goal.”

Justin Dragin (Ottawa, Ontario) is a center back from Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School in Minnesota. He is also a member of their U-18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Team.

“Justin is a great competitor and is a tenacious defender,” Marco said. “He loves the competitive battle and thrives one the 1-v-1 challenge.”

Jack Nelson (Woodbridge, Va.) is a midfielder from Hylton High School. In 2013, he scored 12 goals and tallied 15 assists. He also plays club soccer for PWSI in Virginia.

“Jack brings great energy to the game,” Marco said. “He loves the ball and scoring goals and can play anywhere in midfield and maybe even at striker.”

Ben Ovetsky (Irvington, N.Y.) is a forward from Irvington High School. He was a NYSSWA Small School first-team all-state selection after scoring 23 goals and tallying eight assists in 2013. Ovetsky finished his career with 81 goals. His club team is the New York Soccer Club.

“Ben is an attacking minded player with electric pace and a thirst for taking players on,” head coach Paul Marco said. “He can play in several attacking positions but loves to play wide.”

Zach Pogrob (Commack, N.Y.) is a center back from Commack High School. He was also a member of Smithtown Arsenal S.C., which won the 2013 Youth Soccer National Championship. They have also won Region I Championships, ENY State Cups, USYS National League and top national showcase events.

“Zach’s good size and strength combined with his aggressive spirit makes him a very good center back,” Marco said.

Golf Near The Top Of Leaderboard At Wildcat Invitational

Wambold in fourth place after Monday's action

March 31, 2014


Golf Near The Top Of Leaderboard At Wildcat Invitational

Kyle Wambold

Day One Results

Mulvern, Pa.— The Binghamton University golf team compiled a 36-hole team tally of 610 on Monday and currently sit in fifth place at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Villanova. Eleven out of 16 schools were able to finish both rounds on Monday from White Manor Country Club. Five schools were forced to head into the club house early due to darkness; they will finish their rounds up tomorrow morning.

Freshman Kyle Wambold has the fourth lowest score on the leaderboard following Monday, netting a two-round total of 147 (+5). After a bumpy opening nine, Wambold steadied his game to shoot even par for the remaining 27 holes at White Manor Country Club. His second round 71 (E) was the lowest BU round all afternoon as he tallied three birdies, three bogeys and 12 pars in Mulvern.

Wambold’s day turned to good fortune on the par 4 seventh hole in round one. In what was his third to last hole in the opening round, Wambold registered an eagle to get his game back on track. Of the players who have finished 36 holes, he is tied for the second lowest score in the 89-man field.

Senior Bryce Edmister also had a nice bounce back second round on Monday. After an 80 in the morning session, Edmister tallied a 74 (+3) that was powered by three birdies; two of which came on par fives. In addition, he closed out both rounds on Monday with birdies on the last hole and is in a tie for 23rd place heading into final round play tomorrow.

Freshman Sameer Kalia also finds himself in good position after Monday’s play in 30th place individually with a two-round total of 155 (+13). Kalia shot a two-over 73 in his final 18 holes, collecting an even par 36 on the back-nine at White Manor CC. His eagle on the long 553 yard par five 17th hole gives him momentum heading into Tuesday.

Junior Jack Sedgewick is just one stroke behind Kalia and in 43rd place overall. Like his freshman teammate, Sedgewick also notched an eagle on the 17th hole and played the par fives (six in total on Monday) at -1 during day one play.

The final round from Mulvern, Pa. will resume on Tuesday when Youngstown State, Drexel, Butler, hosts Villanova and Lehigh wrap up their remaining few holes of their respective second rounds. Youngstown State is on top of the leaderboard currently, but Ivy League school Columbia are the leaders in the clubhouse with a team score of 608. Binghamton is just two strokes off of Columbia and Wambold is four strokes behind leader Peter Kim of Army who has a 36-hole total of 143.

2014 Women’s Lacrosse E-Guide Now Available

17-page digital media guide offers closer look at the women's lacrosse program

March 31, 2014


2014 Women’s Lacrosse E-Guide Now Available

2014 Women's Lacrosse E-Guide

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - The 2014 Binghamton Women’s Lacrosse E-Guide is now available for viewing! The vibrant 17-page guide features information, photos and videos about the women’s lacrosse program, past and present.

Check out the video interviews with second-year head coach Stephanie Allen as she discusses her background and coaching philosophy, the sport of women’s lacrosse and her vision for the future of the program.

Information about Binghamton University and the overall athletics program is also included, along with links to the America East Conference and other online sources.

Women’s Tennis Loses On The Road At St. John’s

Brodsky paces Binghamton (5-9) with a doubles and singles win on Sunday

March 30, 2014


Women’s Tennis Loses On The Road At St. John’s

Alexis Tashiro

Flushing Meadows, N.Y.—St. John’s (7-6) got the best of visiting Binghamton (5-9) on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Bearcats 5-2 from the National Tennis Center. Binghamton received points from the fifth and sixth singles spots in their lineup and finished the weekend 1-1 in dual competition.

Despite a pair of close 8-6 defeats in doubles play, Binghamton was able to secure a victory from sophomores Shea Brodsky and Alexis Tashiro. The pair bested Yanita Arnaudova and Anna Morozova 8-7 (7-4) on Sunday. Tashiro and Brodsky are both now 11-16 overall this season.

Ahead 1-0, St. John’s sealed the match by winning four of the next five matches in Flushing. Binghamton’s lone victory came from Brodsky who cruised past Stephanie Elgergren, 6-3, 6-3. The sophomore from Miami Beach, Fla. has won four of her last six matches and is 6-8 in duals overall in 2014.

Binghamton’s other point came at sixth singles as freshman Kristen Soeder was awarded with the victory on default.

Up next for Binghamton is a matchup with Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday. BU will travel to Teaneck, NJ to take on the Knights at 3 p.m..

Binghamton 2, St Johns 5

Doubles order of finish : 2,1,3
Brodsky/Tashiro, Bing def. Morozova/Arnandova, St. John’s 8-7 (7-4)
Adams/Polyakova, St. John’s def. Dimuro/Medianik, Bing 8-6
Elgegren/Hoffman, St. John’s def. Kohtz/Soeder, Bing 8-6

Singles order of finish : 4,1,5,2,3
Polyakova, St. John’s def. Tashiro, Bing 6-0, 6-4
Morozova, St. John’s def. Kohtz, Bing 6-4, 6-4
Arnandova, St. John’s def. Medianik, Bing 3-6, 6-3, 1-1 (10-7)
Adams, St. John’s def. Dimuro, Bing 4-1 retired injured
Brodsky, Bing def. Elgegren, St. John’s 6-3, 6-3
Soeder, Bing def. Hoffman, St. John’s default

Albany Powers Past Women’s Lacrosse In League Opener

Bearcats (6-5) succumbs to nation's fifth ranked defense dropping second straight contest

March 29, 2014


Albany Powers Past Women’s Lacrosse In League Opener

Sophomore Sophia Racciatti

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team was overwhelmed by No. 20/18 Albany 22-2, Saturday afternoon opener from John Fallon Field. In the America East opener for both teams, the Bearcats (6-5) were limited to a season-low two goals by the unbeaten Great Danes (9-0), which possess the nation’s fifth-ranked defense.

Freshman Callon Williams led Binghamton scoring both goals for the Bearcats to up her season total to 13 adding three ground balls and caused turnovers. Sophomore Sophia Racciatti recorded her team-best 12th assist of the year, continuing her five-game point streak. Freshman standout Bri Arthur was limited to just two shots in the contest as the stingy Albany defense allowed Binghamton to only fire off seven shots. Arthur was kept off the scoreboard for just the second time this season.

Binghamton, similar to last season, started fast scoring the game’s first goal as Racciatti found a cutting Williams to hand the Bearcats a 1-0 lead at the 27:00 mark. However, that would be the last shot the Bearcats would get off the rest first half. Albany would go on to score the contest’s next 15 goals to take a 15-1 lead into the break. The Great Danes won 12 of the 17 first half draw controls to ignite the backbreaking run.

Albany continued to press the Binghamton defense scoring the first five goals of the second half to cap its 20-0 run which spanned more than 38 minutes and both halves. With the outcome secured, Williams tallied her second goal of the day on a free position shot at the 10:57 mark to end the drought for the Bearcats.

The Great Danes dominated the shot chart, peppering three Binghamton goalies with 40 shots. Sophomore Erin McNulty started in goal for the Bearcats before giving way to junior Kara Pafumi. McNulty allowed 13 goals while making four saves in 21 minutes of work. Freshman Shannon Knapp played the entire second half collecting a season-best seven saves.

Binghamton was held to two goals for the first time since April 12, 2006 when the Bearcats fell to Boston University 20-2. Albany handed Binghamton a 20-goal defeat for the second time in four seasons, besting the Bearcats 24-3 in 2010.

Albany, who is fifth in the nation in scoring defense allowing 6.43 goals per game, has held all but two opponents to single-digit goals en route to its undefeated record.

The schedule does not ease up for Binghamton as the Bearcats have a week to prepare for No. 17 Stony Brook. BU welcomes the Seawolves to the Bearcats Sports Complex on Sunday, April 6 for an early 11 a.m. matchup.

Men’s Lacrosse Beats Hartford 11-10 In America East Opener

Bearcats (3-5, 1-0 AE) powered by Tucker Nelson's two-goal, three-assist effort on Saturday

March 29, 2014


Men’s Lacrosse Beats Hartford 11-10 In America East Opener

Max Schefler made 12 saves on Saturday

Box Score

West Hartford, Conn.—Visiting Binghamton (3-5, 1-0 AE) edged Hartford (4-6, 0-1 AE) 11-10 in their America East opener from Al-Marzooq Field on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats fought back from a four-goal deficit in the first half and their defense withstood a late Hartford rally in the final minute as senior goalie Max Schefler came up with a huge save with one second left to seal the victory for Binghamton.

“This win today shows that our guys have a lot of fight and don’t have any quit in them,” head coach Scott Nelson said. “When we got down early, the guys didn’t panic and knew if we kept working and took advantage of our offensive chances we could pull ourselves back into it. We didn’t have our best day on faceoffs, but when we were in possession I thought we took care of the ball and produced really well on the offensive end.”

Senior attackman Matt Springer registered his fourth hat trick of the season with a four-goal effort on Saturday and Tucker Nelson led all BU players with five points (2g, 3a) against the Hawks. Including his last-second stop, Schefler made a team-high 12 saves to collect his eighth career victory in net for the Bearcats.

Binghamton used a 7-0 run that stretched between the second and third quarters to take hold of the game on Saturday, not allowing the Hawks to score for a 21-minute span. Already riding off the momentum of a 4-0 spurt to close out the half, Binghamton kept the ball rolling in the third with a pair of goals from Nelson. His second tally, which put Binghamton ahead 8-6, was a spinning shot that beat Hartford goalkeeper Frank Piechota just under the crossbar.

Nelson was involved once again on the next score, sending a skip pass to junior Paul O’Donnell who sent a bullet past Piechota near post and propelled the visitors ahead 9-6 with just under 11 minutes to play in the third.

Hartford finally stopped the run with a goal by Conner Yatauro at the 4:49 mark. However, BU once again went up three on the hat trick score from Springer who was fed off a pretty feed from senior midfielder Michael Antinozzi.

Both teams traded goals to begin the fourth quarter before Hartford managed to climb their way back to within one on Jaedon Henderson’s goal with 2:37 left. The Hawks kept possession seconds later off their faceoff win and fired off four shots down the stretch but could not tally the equalizer. Their closest chance came with 21 seconds left as leading scorer Kevin O’Shea blasted his shot off the crossbar.

“In the final minute we gave them a couple of different looks on defense and were put in a dangerous spot with their last possession under four seconds,” Nelson said. “We sent a good check at the ball handler and didn’t allow him to get a quality shot off.”

Binghamton tied their season-high in goals with 11 and received strong play once again from Antinozzi who has five goals and two assists over his past two games. Antinozzi, who kept his point scoring streak alive on Saturday, contributed with a two-goal, one-assist effort. He’s registered a point for Binghamton in 39 straight games and is now tied with former teammate Tyler Perrelle for second all-time in school history with 110 career points.

O’Donnell added a goal an assist for BU, and senior Alex Doerflein dished off a career-high two assists on Saturday. Binghamton, who is second in the country in clear percentage, went 18-of-19 on clears and turned the ball over just eight times in rainy and wet conditions in West Hartford. The Bearcats went 2-of-5 on man-up opportunities and outscored the Hawks 9-4 in the game’s final 40:49.

In the first half of play, Antinozzi put the visitors on the board first with his ninth goal of the season just under four minutes into the contest. However, Hartford managed to score three goals unanswered in the opening stanza, including a pair from O’Shea.

The Bearcats put a stop to Hartford’s mini-spurt on the strength of a timely Schefler save. Schefler then made a quick outlet to junior Anthony Lombardo who kept the ball racing all the way down the field and eventually fired a righty shot from over 10 yards out low and away that pulled BU to within one, 3-2. Lombardo’s goal was the first of his collegiate career and second career point.

With the score at 3-2 in the second quarter, the hosts once again went on a run to gain some early separation. Three different players tallied goals for the Hawks who climbed ahead to a 6-2 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the quarter.

Trailing 6-2, Binghamton fought their way back midway through the second. Antinozzi got things rolling with his man-up goal that came from 10 yards out. Springer tacked on a goal following an offsides call that lead to a long clear pass. O’Donnell was the recipient of the clear and made a nice extra pass to Springer who took a shot off one leg that went over the right shoulder of Piechota and into the back of the cage.

Once again, Springer pulled his squad closer with his second goal of the game, this one from about 15 yards out and to the near side of the goal. Finally, Hauck buried the equalizer with 10 seconds remaining in the half to even the score at 6-6. Hauck dodged multiple times in front of cage and sent a running shot past Piechota to bookend a 4-0 run.

Binghamton’s 7-0 run is the longest all season and helped snap a current three-game losing skid and a two-game losing streak against the Hawks. The Bearcats are now 9-4 all-time versus Hartford and 5-2 away from home in the series.

Up next for Binghamton is a matchup with No. 10 ranked Syracuse on Wednesday at 7 p.m.. The Orange (5-3, 1-3 ACC) defeated No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday 11-10 from the Carrier Dome. Wednesday’s game in Syracuse, NY will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports and it marks the fourth time the two programs have gone head-to-head.

Women’s Tennis Cruises Past St. Bonaventure 7-0

Bearcats (5-8) win all eight matches against the Bonnies on Friday

March 28, 2014


Women’s Tennis Cruises Past St. Bonaventure 7-0

Alexis Tashiro won in both singles and doubles on Friday

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.—Binghamton (5-8) blanked hosts St. Bonaventure (5-9) 7-0 on Friday afternoon at SBU Fitness Center. The Bearcats won all eight matches over the Bonnies and collected their second sweep of the season (also defeated Colgate 7-0 back on March 2).

Agatha Ambrozy and Annie DiMuro got things started for the visitors, controlling the opening doubles match with an 8-2 win. The underclassmen have teamed up to win three of their last four doubles bouts. Sophomores Shea Brodsky and Alexis Tashiro sealed the doubles point with their 8-3 win and both collected their 10th win overall this season.

Brodsky had an impressive victory at sixth singles, shutting out her opponent 6-0,6-0; she is now 4-2 this season playing at sixth singles. Tashiro contributed heavily in BU’s win as well, grasping her second career victory at top singles. She powered past Marissa Brossard in three sets and improved to 6-7 this season in dual competition.

Junior captain Katya Medianik notched her second straight singles victory with a 3-6,6-2,6-0 win on Friday. Medianik now has nine wins in 2013-14 and 27 total for her career. Sophomore Sara Kohtz also pulled a three-set victory against SBU and elevated her record at second singles to 5-1.

DiMuro and Ambrozy continued their hot play against the Bonnies, tallying straight set wins from third and fifth singles, respectively. DiMuro, who now leads Binghamton with 16 wins this seson, defeated fellow freshman Maria Martinez-Santori 6-2,6-4; while Ambrozy claimed her fourth win in her last five dual matches with a 6-4,6-4 victory.

The Bearcats will hit the road once again over the weekend as they take on St. John’s this Sunday at 4 p.m.. The Red Storm are currently 5-6 this season and will entertain Providence on Saturday before taking on the Bearcats the following day.

Binghamton 7 , St. Bonaventure 0

Doubles order of finish : 1,2
Ambrozy/DiMuro, Bing Def Brossard/Martinez - Santorini,  St. Bonaventure 8-2
Brodsky/Tashiro, Bing Def Amiri/Skhirtladze, St. Bonaventure 8-3
Kohtz/Medianik,  Bing received a default

Singles order of finish : 3,1,4,6,2,5
Tashiro, Bing Def Brossard, St. Bonaventure 6-1,1-6,6-1
Kohtz, Bing Def Amiri,  St. Bonaventure 2-6,7-5,6-3
DiMuro, Bing Def Martinez- Santori, St. Bonaventure 6-2,6-4
Medianik, Bing Def Skhirtladze, St. Bonaventure 3-6,6-2,6-0
Ambrozy, Bing Def Cole, St. Bonaventure 6-4,6-4
Brodsky, Bing Def Rosman, St. Bonaventure 6-0,6-0

Softball series at Albany postponed

Make up date yet to be set

March 28, 2014


Softball series at Albany postponed

Binghamton's home opener against St. Bonaventure is still on for April 1 at 3 p.m.

Updated Schedule

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton-Albany softball series, which had been re-scheduled to start on Monday, has been postponed due to the weather conditions. A make up date has yet to be set.

In addition, the make up dates for the series at UMass Lowell, which was originally scheduled for last weekend, have been set. The opening doubleheader will take place on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. The final game will be held the following day, also at 3 p.m.

Tuesday’s home opening doubleheader against St. Bonaventure, slated to start at 3 p.m., remains on as scheduled.

Track & field opens outdoor season at Raleigh Relays

Fagan fourth in men's pole vault, women's sprint medley relay team eighth

March 28, 2014


Track & field opens outdoor season at Raleigh Relays

Kathleen Klein

Meet Results

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Binghamton track & field teams began their outdoor seasons this weekend at the N.C. State Raleigh Relays. The two-day meet, which included 114 schools across all three NCAA Division levels, concluded on Saturday afternoon. There was no team scoring kept.

On the men’s side, freshman Peter Fagan was fourth in the pole vault (16-2) while sophomore Joe Miceli was sixth (15-9). The women’s sprint medley relay team of sophomore Nina Sarmiento, junior Ivory Taussig and seniors Erika Kisel and Kathleen Klein was eighth (4:09.60).

Up next for Binghamton is the Princeton/Sam Howell Invitational April 4-5.

10 Questions For: Caytlin Friis

Our weekly chat with a veteran player on the BU softball team

March 28, 2014


10 Questions For: Caytlin Friis

Caytlin Friis

Website Bio

1. FIRST MEMORY OF PLAYING SOFTBALL

Traveling to tournaments super early in the morning.

2. BEST SPORTING EVENT EVER ATTENDED

Phillies games.

3. WHO HAS HAD THE GREAT IMPACT ON MY LIFE

My grandpa

4. MY BEST NON-ATHLETIC TALENT

Cooking

5. WHAT I SEE MYSELF DOING AFTER COLLEGE

High school counseling

6. MOST MEMORABLE BU SOFTBALL MOMENT

Hosting the playoffs last year

7. FUNNIEST TEAMMATE

Chelsea Noler

8. THE TEAMMATE THAT WILL BE MOST SUCCESSFUL AFTER COLLEGE

Lisa Cutrona

9. PRE-GAME RITUALS

Ball drills and eye-black with (Jessica) Bump

10. THE THING THAT STANDS OUT MOST ABOUT THE BINGHAMTON COACHING STAFF

I love when they participate in the practices with us.

PREVIOUS 10 QUESTIONS

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BU Announces Ticketing Policy for Baseball and Softball

Softball home opener scheduled for April 1, baseball for April 5

March 28, 2014


BU Announces Ticketing Policy for Baseball and Softball

The BU baseball and softball home openers take place the first week of April

Purchase Tickets Online

Bearcat Pride Pass Details

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – With the Binghamton baseball and softball home openers taking place this coming week, the athletic department has announced its 2014 ticketing policy for those sports. Tickets to single-day events (including doubleheaders) will be on sale for $5.00.

For softball, tickets will be sold on game days at the Events Center Box Office. The Box Office will open two hours prior to the opening pitch. All fans over the age of two must have a valid ticket before entering the softball complex.

For baseball, tickets will be sold at the Pollard Memorial Pavillion located adjacent to the West Gym Tennis Courts. This will take place 90 minutes before the opening pitch. All fans over the age of two must have a valid ticket before entering Varsity Field.

All BU undergraduate students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge to either baseball or softball. They should present their student ID card at the entry gate to either complex to be scanned in for admission. 

Given the length of doubleheaders, fans will be allowed to exit and re-enter the contests as long as they are carrying a valid ticket stub.

Tickets for both baseball and softball games can also be purchased through the Binghamton Athletic Department Website. On game days, tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Events Center Box Office Will Call Window for softball and at the Pollard Memorial Pavilion for baseball.

PLEASE NOTE: Bearcat Pride Passes continue to remain on sale for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost is $50 per person and is good for access to all spring sport events. Bearcat Pride passes can be purchased through the Events Center Box Office … individual game tickets for Binghamton men’s and women’s lacrosse games continue to remain on sale, also for $5.00 per game at the Events Center Box Office.

Baseball series at Mt. St. Mary’s cancelled

Rain wipes out entire weekend of non-conference play

March 27, 2014


Baseball series at Mt. St. Mary’s cancelled

Sophomore third baseman David Schanz

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton baseball (5-13) and host Mt. St. Mary’s (6-8) succumbed to rain and had their entire three-game weekend non-conference series wiped out. The teams were originally scheduled to play a three-game set Sunday and Monday in Emmitsburg, Md. Rain has forced the cancellation of the Sunday doubleheader and then one day later the Monday game was scrapped as well.

The Bearcats will now keep their fingers crossed as they head toward a five-game homestand that begins on April 5 when BU welcomes UMBC to the Sports Complex.

Senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz leads the team with a .304 average - the lone Bearcat hitting above .300. Bereszniewicz also leads the team in doubles (7) and stolen bases (6). Sophomore infielder Reed Gamache has a team-high 11 RBI.

On the hill, No. 1 starter Jack Rogalla (2-3) has a sparkling 2.08 ERA. Rogalla has struck out 33 in 39 innings of work. Junior Mike Urbanski (1-1, 4.50 ERA) and sophomore Jake Cryts (1-3, 4.22 ERA) are the No. 2 and No. 3 starters respectively. Sophomore closer Mike Bunal (2 saves, 2.79 ERA) has fanned 16 in 9.2 innings.

 

Baseball series at Mt. St. Mary’s pushed back a day

Bearcats will play pair on Sunday, single game on Monday in Emmitsburg, Maryland

March 27, 2014


Baseball series at Mt. St. Mary’s pushed back a day

2014 Schedule

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - More schedule changes have been announced for Binghamton baseball, which will now play its three-game series at Mt. St. Mary’s this Sunday and Monday, instead of Saturday and Sunday.

With rain expected in the Emmitsburg, Md. region on Saturday, the teams pushed their series back by one day. The teams will now play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday and finish up the series with a single game at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Earlier in the week, BU pushed back its home opener with winter weather still lingering in the Northeast. The Bearcats were scheduled to host Bucknell in a twinbill on Tuesday but that matchup was moved to a single game on April 8.

The shift will give BU five home games in a five-day span, beginning with what will now be the home opening doubleheader against UMBC on April 5. The three-game America East weekend series will be followed with the Bucknell game and then a single game against Cornell on April 9.

Binghamton currently sits at 5-13, 1-4 in league play. The defending conference champion Bearcats are the only school in the America East to finish in the top-three in each of the last seven seasons.

Marist Knocks Off Women’s Lacrosse 12-7

Freshmen Arthur and DeNapoli lead Bearcats (6-4) with a pair of goals each

March 26, 2014


Marist Knocks Off Women’s Lacrosse 12-7

Freshman Valerie DeNapoli

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fell to host Marist 12-7, in a non-conference matchup Wednesday evening at Tenney Stadium. The Bearcats (6-4) were limited to single-digit goals for just the fourth time this season, going 1-3 in those contests. The defeat completes Binghamton’s four-game stretch against MAAC opponents, finishing 2-2. 

Binghamton was led by freshmen Bri Arthur and Valerie DeNapoli as each netted a pair of goals for the Bearcats. Arthur now has a team-best 30 goals on the season, tying a Binghamton freshman single-season record for goals scored established by Becky Green in 2004. DeNapoli recorded her second multi-goal game of the season while Callon Williams, Renee Kiviat and Angela Vespa all added goals for BU.

After Binghamton spotted Marist a 2-0 lead, Arthur netted a free position goal at the 24:34 mark to cut the lead in half. Marist continued to pressure the Binghamton defense going on a 3-0 run to extend its lead and force a Binghamton timeout. Following the timeout, head coach Stephanie Allen made a switch in net taking out starter Kara Pafumi and substituting sophomore Erin McNulty.

However, after the goalie change, Marist continued its run pushing out to a 6-1 advantage with just over 20 minutes left in the half. DeNapoli halted the run by splitting the Marist defense and darting inside the fan for her eighth goal of the season. The Red Foxes added one more goal to take a 7-2 lead before Williams netted a free position shot cutting the deficit to four heading into the break.

Marist burst out of the gates in the second half scoring a pair of goals in the opening two minutes to extend its lead to the largest of the game, 9-3. The Bearcats did not back down however, going on a 3-0 run and holding their host scoreless over the next 18 minutes of play.

Vespa began the spurt with her 15th goal of the year which was followed by Arthur’s second back-netter of the day. Kiviat capped the run as sophomore attack Sophia Racciatti found the midfielder cutting across the eight-meter to pull the Bearcats within three, 9-6, at the 10:13 mark.

Marist quickly silenced Binghamton’s momentum with a pair of goals over the next two minutes of play. The Bearcats offense struggled to penetrate the Marist defense over the final 10 minutes as the Red Foxes held BU scoreless until the final minute.

Pafumi allowed five goals in nine short minutes of work. McNulty made 10 saves and allowed seven goals (one on an open net) after facing 24 shots.

Binghamton was just 3-of-11 on its free position attempts as Marist’s freshman goalie Abigail Witczak made 12 saves on 24 shots. The Red Foxes doubled Binghamton up in the draw circle winning 14 of the 21 draws. The Bearcats won the ground ball battle, 23-19, but coughed up the ball 15 times.

Arthur is just 11 goals away from tying the program’s single-season mark for goals scored. Beth Moore, the school’s all-time leader in goals (119), established the record of 41 during the 2011 season.

Binghamton opens America East play Saturday, March 29 at No. 20 Albany. First draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. at John Fallon Field.

Golf Concludes Final Day At Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Sedgewick fires final round 73 (+3) from Williamsburg on Tuesday

March 25, 2014


Golf Concludes Final Day At Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Freshman Kyle Wambold

Final Team Leaderboard

Final Individual Leaderboard

Williamsburg, VA—The Binghamton golf team wrapped up play from the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on Tuesday, finishing in 20th place out of 27 schools competing William & Mary’s home event. In what were soggy conditions, BU shot a final round score of 301; their lowest round of the 54-hole tournament.

Jack Sedgewick paced BU for the second straight afternoon, compiling a final round score of 73 (+3). His 54-hole tally of 224 (+14) put him in a tie for 50th place in a giant field of 140 competitors at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort.

On Tuesday, Sedgewick started his round on the back-nine where he closed out his final four holes at two-under par. He wound up shooting an even-par 35 on the back and followed that up with a 38 on the front for his lowest round of the tournament.

Freshman Sameer Kalia also turned in his best scorecard of the three-day event, recording a 75 (+5) on Tuesday. Kalia at one point recorded nine straight pars and then followed that up with a birdie on the par 4 eighth hole. He shot one-under on the front (34) at the River Course and led all BU players in pars over a 54-hole span with 33.

Josh Holling and Kyle Wambold rounded out BU’s scoring in final round action, shooting a 76 and 77, respectively. Despite a difficult finish, Holling played his first 10 holes of the day at even par, including a three on the 396 yard par 4 12th hole. Wambold recorded 12 pars on his way to his tournament-low round of +7.

Team tournament champions Texas Tech led from start to finish at the William & Mary hosted event, finishing with a 54-hole team total of 851 (+11). The Red Raiders bested No. 48 UNC Greensboro by 13 strokes and finished 1-2 on the individual scorecard as Clement Sordet won medalist honors with a score of 208 (-2).

Binghamton gets a few days off before they head to Malvern, Pa. to compete in the Wildcat Invitational on March 31 and April 1. The 54-hole tournament features 16 teams and 10 individual participants at White Manor Country Club.

Men’s basketball continues rise in ranks

Bearcats loaded with young talent, show future promise during 2013-14 season

March 24, 2014


Men’s basketball continues rise in ranks

Sophomore guard Jordan Reed

Cornell game highlights

New Hampshire game highlights

Bryant game highlights

Mt. St. Mary's game highlights

Syracuse game highlights

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - The 2013-14 Binghamton men’s basketball took another step forward in the program’s rise under head coach Tommy Dempsey. The Bearcats increased their win total by four from the previous season but the optimism was less about a seven-win campaign and more about the key ingredients for future growth.

With talented guard Jordan Reed already established as one of the most dynamic players in the America East, Dempsey laid the groundwork for a sharp rise in the team’s fortunes by adding an elite and unparalleled freshman class. First-year players Yosef Yacob, Marlon Beck II and Nick Madray contributed big minutes and notable results and hardworking rookie Magnus Richards gave Dempsey a freshman quartet whose into-the-fire experience will serve each and the Bearcats well in the seasons to come.

Seniors Roland Brown, Alex Ogundadegbe and Rayner Moquete also finished out their careers with solid seasons in leadership roles.

Below is a capsuled look at the highlights:

TEAM
- Improved win total by four from previous season
- Won three more conference games
- Earned No. 6 seed for America East Championship - highest seed since 2009
- Defeated NCAA tournament team Mt. St. Mary’s on road
- Rallied from 19 points down in second half to defeat Cornell on road (ranks 8th in second-half road comebacks in NCAA history)
- Defeated Bryant team that won 18 games
- Put 65 points on the board at then-No. 4 Syracuse
- Finished strong with three wins in last seven games; two of four losses coming in OT
- Claimed 11 weekly America East player and rookie honors (7 rookie, 4 player)
- Had four different freshmen named Rookie of Week (Beck 3x, Yacob twice, Madray, Richards) - first time in 35-year conference history
- Had two players honored by America East (second team all-conference and all-rookie)

JORDAN REED
- Led America East in rebounding (8.9) for second straight year - only guard to ever win back-to-back rebound titles in league history
- Ranked third in scoring (15.4) and one of only eight players across the country to finish in his conference top-3 in both scoring and rebounding
- Voted to America East all-conference second team by league coaches
- Only player in America East to rank in top-10 in three key defensive categories: rebounds (1st), steals (T-4th) and blocks (T-7th)
- First America East player in eight years to post back-to-back 30-point performances (33 vs. Hartford, 30 vs. Vermont)
- First player in Binghamton’s Division I history to score 30+ in back-to-back games
- Four-time America East Player of the Week – the most honors of any AE player
- Broke school records for points in a game (33) and made free throws in a season (162) and tied record for made free throws in a game (17)
- Nationally-ranked in nine categories, including rebounds (37th) and double-doubles (49th with 10)
- Ranks 21st in free throw attempts, 24th in defensive rebounds, 32nd in made free throws and 35th in rebounds per game
- With 913 points and 524 rebounds in two collegiate seasons, is on pace to set Binghamton records and crack America East all-time top-10 in rebounding and top-20 in scoring
- Is just the second America East player in 35 years (first in last 19) to reach 900 points and 500 rebounds in his first two seasons  

YOSEF YACOB
- America East All-Rookie selection
- Averaged 11.5 points - No. 2 on team and third-highest among America East rookies
- Two-time America East Rookie of Week
- Scored in double figures in 12 of last 15 games, including season-high 22 points vs. Vermont on March 2
- Ranked fourth in America East in conference minutes played (33.8 mpg.)
- Tied school’s freshman record for made three-pointers (46)
- His 12-assist showing vs. New Hampshire on Jan. 9 was league’s season-high in AE play
- Hit dramatic three-pointer at regulation buzzer to force overtime at Hartford on Feb. 27  

MARLON BECK
- Led team in assists (83) and ranked fourth in scoring (9.2)
- Set school’s freshman records for assists and steals (33)
- Three-time America East Rookie of Week
- Ranked seventh in AE in assists
- Averaged 32.8 minutes, second-highest on team and seventh in America East
- Produced 11 double-digit scoring performances
- Recorded 10 assists vs. Bryant and again vs. Maine eight days later
- Led comeback over Cornell with game- and season-high 27 points (19 in second half)
- Made three clutch free throws with 4.6 seconds left to force overtime at New Hampshire and then drilled 3-pointer with 56 seconds left in OT to help seal win

NICK MADRAY
- Averaged 10.8 points through first 21 games before season was cut short with injury
- America East Rookie of the Week on Nov. 11
- Scored 22 points in collegiate debut vs. Loyola (8-of-10 FG)
- Scored 20 or more points four times, including season-high 23 in comeback win at Cornell (5-of-6 three-pointers)
- Shot 44% from field and 74% from free throw line
- Made 8-of-9 shots in home win over New Hampshire
- Tallied 20 points and nine rebounds in final game before injury

Golf Finishes Second Round of Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Sedgewick leads the way for Binghamton with a 75 (+5) on Monday

March 24, 2014


Golf Finishes Second Round of Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Junior Josh Holling

Team Leaderboard

Individual Leaderboard

Round Three Live Scoring

Williamsburg, VA—Binghamton fought through bitterly cold and windy conditions on Monday morning to tally a team score of 306 during the second round of the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate. BU currently sits in 19th place with a combined 36-hole score of 610 at the Kingsmill Resort River Course in Williamsburg.

Junior Jack Sedgewick put together an impressive round given the conditions, shooting a 75 (+5) on Monday. Sedgewick was steady for the second straight day, recording 11 pars, 6 bogeys and a birdie on the par 4 eighth hole. The junior made the best of his first eight holes of the day, keeping his score at even par. At the end of round two, Sedgewick is in 60th place out of 140 competitors.

“I thought Jack did a terrific job fighting through the elements today,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “Even though the par is 70, I thought anything around 74-75 would be a really good score this morning. He’s done a nice job of staying consistent and has put together a pair of positive scores for us.”

Just one stroke behind Sedgewick was junior Josh Holling. The Horseheads, NY native shot a six-over par 76 on Monday, including playing his final nine holes at even par. He notched a birdie on the long par 4 16th and managed to make par on seven of the remaining eight holes.

In his second round as a member of the Binghamton golf program, freshman Sameer Kalia . Kalia shot a 76 on Monday, playing the back-nine at an even par 35. Despite a difficult close out to his day, Kalia finds himself tied with teammate Josh Holling and 13 others with a two-day total of 154 (+14).

Texas Tech holds an eight-stroke lead over Eastern Michigan in the team standings. TTU shot a team score of 278 (-2), powered by Clement Sordet’s lower round of 67 (-3). Sordet is in second place individually, two strokes behind Radford’s Ryan Rettberg who has a two-day total of 136 (-4).

The third and final round will wrap up tomorrow from Williamsburg as Binghamton is set to tee off in the morning at 8:45 (may be subject to change based on weather).

Women’s soccer hosts Prospect Clinic on April 27

Clinic is open to all players 9th grade and up, runs from 2-5 p.m. at Sports Complex

March 24, 2014


Women’s soccer hosts Prospect Clinic on April 27

Information/Registration

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton women’s soccer will host its annual Girls Prospect Clinic on Sunday April 27 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The clinic runs from 2-5 p.m. and is open to all players 9th grade and up.

Interested players should contact assistant coach Kristie Bowers at (607) 777-6185 or kbowers@binghamton.edu.

Men’s tennis loses at UNC-Wilmington 5-1

Bearcats fall to No. 55 Seahawks in final match of "Battle at the Beach" event

March 23, 2014


Men’s tennis loses at UNC-Wilmington 5-1

Junior Robin Lesage

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Binghamton men’s tennis (10-8) dropped five of six singles matches and suffered a 5-1 setback to No. 55 UNC-Wilmington (9-6) Sunday afternoon at the UNCW Courts. It was the last of three matches in the “Battle at the Beach” event hosted by the Seahawks.

Junior Robin Lesage posted BU’s lone win - a straight-set triumph at third singles.

The teams didn’t play the doubles matches with the threat of inclement weather.

Binghamton is off until playing three matches in Western New York on April 4-5, beginning with away tilts at Niagara and Buffalo.

No. 55 UNCW 5, Binghamton 1

SINGLES
1. #53 Rafael Aita (UNCW) def. Sid Hazarika (BING) 6-4, 6-4
2. Pedro Mol (UNCW) def. Alexander Maisin (BING) 6-2, 6-3
3. Robin Lesage (BING) def. Sam Williams (UNCW) 6-4, 7-5
4. Kaue Pereira (UNCW) def. Eliott Hureau (BING) 7-5, 6-4
5. Santtu Leskinen (UNCW) def. Ismael Dinia (BING) 6-0, 7-6 (11-9)
6. C. Van der Burgh (UNCW) def. Florian van Kann (BING) 6-0, 6-3

Order of finish: 2,6,1,4,5,3

Women’s Tennis Loses 6-1 At Boston University

Medianik registers eighth singles win of the 2013-14 campaign

March 23, 2014


Women’s Tennis Loses 6-1 At Boston University

Katya Medianik

Boston, Mass.—Boston University (9-6) defeated Binghamton (4-8) 6-1 on Sunday afternoon from the BU Track and Tennis Center. Junior Katya Medianik picked up Binghamton’s lone point on Sunday, racking up her eighth win of the season with a 5-7.6-4,10-7 win at fifth singles.

The Terriers won seven matches in total against BU, including a pair of doubles victories at their top two spots. In singles play, the Bearcats were able to push just one match past the second set. Freshman Annie DiMuro fell just short of prolonging her match at the third spot, falling 6-1,7-5. DiMuro is tied with sophomore Agatha Ambrozy for dual wins this season with eight.

Binghamton has a pair of road dual matches next week as they take on St. Bonaventure on Friday and St. John’s on Sunday.

Binghamton 1, Boston 6

Doubles order of finish : 2,1
3 Doubles didn’t finish
Hyoty/Athanasiadis, Boston Def Ambrozy / DiMuro, Bing 8-2
Davis/Rodriguez,  Boston Def Brodsky / Tashiro, Bing 8-1
McCallum/Craft, Boston leading Kohtz/Medianik, Bing 7-2

Singles order of finish : 2,1,3,4,6,5
Hyoty, Boston Def Kohtz, Bing 6-1,6-1
Davis, Boston Def Tashiro, Bing 6-0,6-1
Athanasiadis, Boston Def DiMuro, Bing 6-1,7-5
Lieb, Boston Def Ambrozy, Bing 6-3,6-3
Medianik, Bing Def Craft,  Boston 5-7,6-4,10-7
Lin, Boston Def Brodsky, Bing 6-0,6-0

Men’s Lacrosse Drops Non-Conference Tilt To Air Force 10-8

Bearcats (2-5) receive 16 saves from goalie Max Schefler in the loss

March 23, 2014


Men’s Lacrosse Drops Non-Conference Tilt To Air Force 10-8

Mike Antionzzi notched his 10th career hat trick on Sunday

Box Score

Video Highlights

Vestal, N.Y.—Binghamton (2-5, 0-0 AE) lost a tightly contested non-conference game on Sunday, dropping a 10-8 contest to visiting Air Force (5-3, 1-0 ECAC) at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Binghamton made a late rally in the third quarter to tie things up at eight goals apeice but were held scoreless in the final quarter of action. Senior goalie Max Schefler made a season-high 16 saves and captain Mike Antinozzi netted a hat trick for the Bearcats who have lost three straight.

Air Force opened up the scoring on Sunday, but Binghamton was able to respond with a pair of goals of their own. The first tally came from freshman Tyler Deluca with nine minutes remaining in the first. Deluca was fed by junior Emmett O’Hara and slung a low liner past goalkeeper Brett Dadiego. Less than a minute later, it was Antinozzi who found the back of the net on a laser shot from 10 yards out.

Tied at 2-2, Antinozzi netted his second score of the game off the swing pass from Johnny Maher to take the one-goal lead with just over five minutes left in the the first. The Falcons scored with just five seconds left in the quarter to pull even at 3-3 heading to the second.

The visitors, who play out of the ECAC, notched two more goals to take a 5-3 lead with just about four minutes left in the second. However, Antinozzi stopped the mini-run, bouncing a shot past Dadiego for his third goal of the game. The visitors tacked on a late man-up goal by Kyle Cassady to go ahead 6-4 at the break.

AFA had the advantage in both shots (25-11) and faceoffs (9-12) following the first 30 minutes of play.  Schefler was excellent in the first half, making 10 stops in total.

Both teams traded goals to begin the third before Binghamton started to push their way back. A nice find from Antinozzi resulted in a accurate finish from senior Matt Springer to cut their deficit to two, 8-6. On their next possession, Tucker Nelson sent a skip pass to junior attack Paul O’Donnell who would not be denied from long range. With 1:11 left in the third, Kelly Donigan evened the score at 8-8 with his goal off the give from Nelson.

The fourth quarter was a defensive battle as neither team found the back of the net for the initial 12-plus minutes. Air Force leading scorer Tommy McKee notched his hat trick with his go-ahead score at the 2:38 mark. Over a minute later, with Binghamton pressing for a turnover, AFA scored off a quick restart that sealed the game at 10-8.

Antinozzi paced Binghamton with three goals and one assist and three players (Tucker Nelson, Johnny Maher and Matt Springer) each recorded two points on the afternoon. The Bearcats collected eight assists on eight goals and went 1-for-2 on man-up opportunities.

Shawn Needham continued his stellar play on defense, knocking the ball out four times against the Falcons. Needham, who currently ranks in the top-20 in the country in caused turnovers, also picked up a team-best three ground balls. Freshman Tyler Deluca scored for the second straight game and Nelson extended his multi-point scoring streak to seven games.

BU will have six days off before their next game which also happens to be the America East conference opener on the road at Hartford. The Hawks are an even 4-4 on the season and just recently had their two-game winning streak snapped in a 12-6 loss at #11 UMass. The game in West Hartford, Conn. starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday and can be seen on www.americaeast.tv.

Baseball tripped up by Hartford in rubber game 3-2

Cryts fires seven shutout innings but BU squanders 2-0 lead in 8th inning

March 23, 2014


Baseball tripped up by Hartford in rubber game 3-2

Junior outfielder Zach Blanden

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Host Hartford (9-8, 2-1 America East) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to overtake Binghamton (5-13, 1-4 AE) 3-2 Sunday afternoon from Fiondella Field. The win allowed the Hawks to capture the weekend series, despite being held to four hits by BU pitching for the second time in three games.

Sophomore starter Jake Cryts was in full command throughout the game and departed after seven scoreless innings. Cryts allowed just two singles and put down the Hawks in order in each of his last two innings. He left with a 2-0 lead after the Bearcats plated single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. But Hartford rallied for three runs off BU’s bullpen in the eighth and then BU stranded the tying run on third in the team’s final at-bat.

After six scoreless innings, junior left fielder Jake Thomas belted a solo home run with one out in the seventh to put the Bearcats on top. With one out, Thomas ripped a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall for his second home run of the season. In the bottom of the frame, senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz robbed Hartford of extra bases with a diving catch in right center to start the inning. Cryts finished off his fourth 1-2-3 inning with a nice play to cover first on a grounder.

Binghamton doubled its lead in the top of the eighth when senior shortstop John Howell led off with an infield single and freshman catcher Eddie Posavec moved him over with a sacrifice bunt. Junior right fielder Zach Blanden then delivered an RBI single up the middle, scoring Howell and making it 2-0.

But the wheels came off in the bottom of the eighth. Hartford put its first two on base with back-to-back hit batters. After a strikeout, the Hawks tied it with two straight singles and then plated the winning run on a sacrifice fly.

In the ninth, Thomas led off with a single through the right side and sophomore third baseman Reed Gamache executed a sacrifice bunt to advance Thomas to second. But back-to-back groundouts to second ended the game with Thomas 90 feet away from tying the score.

Thomas and Blanden each went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Posavec threw out a baserunner in the third inning to help extend Cryts’s perfect outing. 

The Bearcats are scheduled to host Bucknell in the team’s home opening doubleheader on Tuesday but snow flurries and weekend temperatures in the 20s may alter the schedule.

Women’s Tenns Edged By Cornell 4-3 On Saturday Afternoon

Ambrozy notches win in singles and doubles in Bearcats' losing effort

March 22, 2014


Women’s Tenns Edged By Cornell 4-3 On Saturday Afternoon

Sophomore Shea Brodsky

Ithaca, N.Y.—Binghamton (4-7) fell short on the road at Cornell, losing to the Big Red 4-3 on Saturday afternoon from Reis Tennis Center. The Ivy League school won the decisive match at second singles and improved to 6-3 on the season with the victory.

Sophomore Agatha Ambrozy racked up two more wins on Saturday, winning at second doubles and fifth singles for Binghamton. The reigning America East Player of the Week teamed with freshman Annie DiMuro for an 8-4 doubles win and won in straight sets over Cornell’s Christy Kung.

Fellow sophomores Alexis Tashiro and Shea Brodsky also registered wins for the Bearcats. Tashiro defeated junior Lauren Frazier 6-4, 6-2 at third singles to improve to 5-6 overall in duals this season.

Brodsky, who played out of the sixth spot today, won a tightly contested match over Kristin Quill. The Miami Beach, Fla. native won 7-5, 6-4 and is now 3-1 in dual matches playing from sixth singles.

Marika Cusick won what would be the match-deciding point on Saturday, defeating DiMuro in a hard fought three-setter. The loss snaps DiMuro’s seven-match winning streak which began on Feb. 23 against Fordham.

BU has a quick turnaround as they take on Boston University on Sunday morning. The Terriers, a former member of the America East, are 7-6 overall this season. The match is set for 11 a.m. in Boston at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

Binghamton 3, Cornell 4

Doubles order of finish : 3,1,2
Frazier/Comolli,  Cornell Def Brodsky/Tashiro, Bing 8-2
Ambrozy/DiMuro, Bing Def Cusick/Quill, Cornell 8-4
Kung/Tanenbaum, Cornell Def Kohtz/Medianik, Bing 8-2

Singles order of finish : 1,3,5,4,6,2
Tanenbaum, Cornell Def Kohtz, Bing 6-3,6-3
Cusick,  Cornell Def DiMuro, Bing 6-2,4-6,6-1
Tashiro, Bing Def Frazier, Cornell 6-4,6-2
Comolli, Cornell Def Medianik, Bing 6-4,6-2
Ambrozy, Bing Def Kung, Cornell 6-4,6-1
Brodsky, Bing Def Quill, Cornell 7-5,6-4

Arthur Powers Women’s Lacrosse To 9-8 Win Over Quinnipiac

Freshman scored game-winner with six seconds left; Bearcats now with program-record 6 wins

March 22, 2014


Arthur Powers Women’s Lacrosse To 9-8 Win Over Quinnipiac

Sophomore Allie Rodgers

Box Score

Highlights

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Freshman Bri Arthur scored the game-winning goal with six seconds remaining in regulation as Binghamton women’s lacrosse slid past visiting Quinnipiac (0-7) 9-8 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, BU set a new program record for victories in a season, improving to 6-3 on the year.

The Bearcats had five different goal scorers and were led by Allie Rodgers and Bri Arthur who each netted hat-tricks on the afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Binghamton was rolling in the first half, capitalizing on goal scoring opportunities early and often. The Bearcats separated from a early 1-1 tie by spurting on a 6-0 run that elevated them to a 7-1 lead.  Allie Rodgers scored three of Binghamton’s first six goals and freshman Valerie DeNapoli’s goal with 4:18 left in the first gave them their largest lead of six.

However, Quinnipiac was able to get one back just before halftime to gain some momentum, trailing 7-2 at intermission. From there, the Bobcats went on a lengthy 6-0 run themselves in the second half and took the lead on Kyra Ochwat’s fourth goal of the game. Ochwat netted the goal with just over two minutes left on the clock and snatched the 8-7 lead.

BU responded over thirty seconds later, tying the game up at eight apiece on Arthur’s second goal of the game.  Arthur snapped a 32-minute scoreless streak with her timely score with 1:25 left in regulation.

With seconds to go Bri Arthur went to ground, and was awarded a free position shot. She rocketed it into the back of the net with only seconds remaining, and the game was wrapped up again by Arthur who won the ensuing draw control.

Binghamton was able to win the battle on the ground, picking up 29 ground balls to Quinnipiac’s 21. However, Quinnipiac controlled the draw circle winning 11-of-19 draw controls.

Both teams struggled on free position shots on Sunday. The Bearcats were 3-for-10 while the Bobcats went 1-for-7. Denapoli was outstanding in the midfield for BU, recording a goal,eight ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.

Kara Parfumi registered six saves in goal, playing all 60 minutes in the net for the Bearcats. The Bearcats win marks the first time they have ever beaten Quinnipiac (1-6 all-time).

The Bearcats will play two games on the road next week, beginning at Marist on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m.. They close out the week with their America East opener, playing at Albany on Saturday afternoon.

Men’s tennis loses to Yale 5-2

Bearcats win two singles matches but come up short in N.C.

March 21, 2014


Men’s tennis loses to Yale 5-2

Junior Robin Lesage

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Binghamton men’s tennis dropped its second straight match at the “Battle at the Beach,” suffering a 5-2 loss to Yale on UNC-Wilmington’s courts Friday afternoon.

The Bearcats (10-7) will finish up their three-match trip against 55th-ranked host Seahawks Sunday morning.

Yale 5, Binghamton 2

SINGLES
No. 1 #114 Tyler Lu (Y) def. Sid Hazarika (BU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Martin Svenning (Y) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Robin Lesage (BU) def. Kyle Dawson (Y), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Daniel Faierman (Y) def. Eliott Hureau (BU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 Photos Photiades (Y) def. Ismael Dinia (BU), 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
No. 6 Florian van Kann (BU) def. Patrick Chase (Y), 7-6, 7-6

DOUBLES
No. 1 Tyler Lu/Martin Svenning (Y) def. Aswin Nambi/Alexander Maisin (BU), 8-5
No. 2 Patrick Chase/Kyle Dawson (Y) vs. Ismael Dinia/Eliott Hureau (BU), Unfinished 7-6
No. 3 Daniel Faierman/Alex Hagermoser (Y) def. Robin Lesage/Sid Hazarika (BU), 8-7

Selina Ng Earns America East All-Academic Nod

Sophomore garners Bearcats' fourth selection in school history

March 21, 2014


Selina Ng Earns America East All-Academic Nod

Sophomore Selina Ng

Cambridge, Mass.—Sophomore Selina Ng of the Binghamton swimming and diving team was named to the America East All-Academic squad earlier this week. Ng is just one of four BU swimmers or divers to make the conference’s All-Academic team, joining Imani Williams (2013), Jenna Easton (2012) and Amanda Ciccone (2011).

Ng, an accounting major from Farmingdale, N.Y., has been a standout in both the classroom and in the pool since arriving at Binghamton in 2012. In 2013-14, Ng won a total of five races for the Bearcats and continued to climb up the record books. She currently sits in sixth place all-time at BU in both the 100 fly (57.64) and 200 fly (2:09.17).

In the America East championships, Ng was a part of the bronze medal winning 400 medley relay team. She joined with Shannon Lampe, Corinne Zotter and Caitlin Kelly for a third-place finish and in the process shattered the previous school record with a time of 3:48.87.

Academic accolades she has garnered include America East Winter/Spring Honor Roll in 2013 and making the Binghamton AD Honor Roll (3.3 GPA and above) all three semesters at Binghamton. She boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.54 and is an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Selina joins a group of 11 other athletes who compete in the America East conference. 2014 America East champions New Hampshire led the way, earning five All-Academic nods.

All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration

Women’s Lacrosse Upends Siena 16-11 In State Capital

Bearcats (5-3) tie program record for wins; Williams with season high five goals

March 20, 2014


Women’s Lacrosse Upends Siena 16-11 In State Capital

Sophomore Sophia Racciatti

Box Score

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team bounced back from two straight defeats with a 16-11 victory over Siena, Thursday afternoon from the Siena Turf Field. The Bearcats (5-3) won its fifth game of the season to tie the program record for wins set by the 2008 squad. Binghamton is now 2-1 against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents in 2014.

“We played with a lot of fight today,” head coach Stephanie Allen said. “I told the team today was an opportunity to respond and we did that. I couldn’t be more proud of this team. This group is working hard and couldn’t be more deserving (of the record), but we have a lot more to prove to everybody.”

Binghamton registered seven different goal scorers led by the freshmen duo of Callon Williams and Bri Arthur who combined for nine goals. Williams netted her first career hat trick with five goals while Arthur upped her team-high goal total to 26 with four goals. Junior Alex Fisher and sophomore Sophia Racciatti each netted two goals for the Bearcats. Racciatti recorded her fourth five-point game of the season adding three assists to her two goals.

“We were really excited to see Callon (Williams) healthy and display what she is capable of,” Allen said. “Bri continues to be a consistent threat for us and it’s great to watch her develop as the season progresses.”

Up two at the break, Arthur netted back-to-back goals in the second half’s first three minutes to extend Binghamton’s lead to four, 11-7. Siena responded with a pair of goals, but two Williams goals ignited a 3-0 run to hand Binghamton its largest lead of the game, 14-9. The Saints were unable to pull any closer than four over the final 13 minutes as junior goalie Kara Pafumi allowed just four goals in relief of starter Erin McNulty.

“Kara did an outstanding job for us in the second half,” Allen continued. “She gave us the opportunity to get the ball back in the hands of our offense. She really stepped up with seven big saves.”

Binghamton utilized an extremely efficient offense scoring 16 goals on 24 shots. The Bearcats were also a perfect 5-for-5 in free position attempts during the first half.

Binghamton closed the first half on a 4-1 run sparked by a pair of Williams’ goals to take a 9-7 lead into the break. The high scoring opening 30 minutes witnessed six ties and four lead changes as three different Bearcats netted two first-half goals. Binghamton opened the scoring less than two minutes into the contest with a Racciatti goal, but Siena responded with two straight goals to take its first lead.

After the two teams traded jabs, a Jocelyn Penteck goal gave the Bearcats a 5-3 lead with 16:48 to go in the half. Siena answered with a 3-0 spurt to take a 6-5 advantage, but back-to-back goals by Williams pulled the Bearcats back ahead. Fisher and Arthur combined for a pair goals during the final 1:48 to secure a two-goal halftime advantage.

Siena won the ground ball battle 23-11 and controlled the draw circle winning 19 of the 28 draw controls. However, Pafumi (seven saves) and McNulty combined for 10 saves to stymie the Siena offense.

Binghamton completes its three-games-in-one-week stretch on Sunday, March 23 at noon against Quinnipiac at the Bearcats Sports Complex. It will mark the third straight game against a MAAC opponent for the Bearcats.

Reed Comes Up One Match Shy Of National Honors

Red-shirt senior, three-time NCAA qualifier concludes career as Bearcat with record of 94-62

March 20, 2014


Reed Comes Up One Match Shy Of National Honors

Junior David White

Final Brackets

Day One Video

Championship Preview Video

Live Results

Binghamton NCAA Championship Notes

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior 197-pound Cody Reed came up one win short of All-American honors in Friday evening’s session of the NCAA Championship at the Chesapeake Engery Arena.

After advancing to the quarterfinals with a pair of wins on Thursday, Reed, a red-shirt senior, fell in both his matches on Friday to end Binghamton’s run at the NCAA Championship. Reed fell to No. 1 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the championship bracket before losing to No. 3 Morgan McIntosh of Penn State in the wrestle-backs of the consolation bracket.

With an All-American spot on the line Reed fell to McIntosh by major decision, 13-4. McIntosh secured a pair of first-period take downs to take a 4-0 lead into the second frame. Reed was able to escape a McIntosh leg-lock to record his first point, but another takedown by the No. 3 seed gave McIntosh a 7-1 lead heading into the final three minutes. In the final period, Reed was again able escape McIntosh’s grasp but another takedown and riding time gave the Nittany Lion the victory and All-American status.

Reed, who went 2-2 at the NCAA Championship, finishes his career at Binghamton with a record of 94-62 and completes the 2013-14 season with a record of 29-12. Reed became just the second Binghamton wrestler to win his first two matches of the NCAA Championship and advance to the quarterfinals. The Walton, N.Y. native is a three-time NCAA qualifier and compiled a record of 4-6 at three NCAA Championships.

In Reed’s 197-pound quarterfinal bout against top seed Nick Heflin of Ohio State the red-shirt senior fell to the top ranked wrestler in the country 8-1. Late in the first period Heflin secured a takedown after the two wrestlers battled to a stalemate for much of the opening three minutes. In the second period, Heflin added to his lead scoring on an escape and a reversal to take a 5-0 lead into the final two minutes. Reed finally got on the board in the third with an escape but not before another takedown by Heflin. The top seed accumulated almost two minutes of riding time to advance to the semifinals.

Binghamton went 3-4 at the NCAA Championships and accumulated 4.5 points to finish in 49th place in the final team standings.

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 N. Heflin (OHST) wins by dec. over C. Reed (BING), 8-1

CONSOLATION BRACKET ALL-AMERICAN ROUND
No. 3 M. McIntosh (PSU) wins by maj. dec. over C. Reed (BING), 13-4
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DAY ONE RECAP
Senior 197-pound Cody Reed pulled off a pair of upsets Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. Reed knocked off the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds to become just the second Binghamton wrestler to advance to the quarterfinals. Junior 125-pound David White went 1-2 during the first day of competition to complete his first NCAA Championship.

Reed began his day by knocking off No. 9 Christian Boley of Maryland in a rematch of a 2012 NCAA first round bout. After a scoreless first period, Reed escaped Boley midway through the second to take a 1-0 lead. Boley did the same to Reed in third before heading to the one minute overtime. Reed escaped a pair of single-leg locks by Boley before securing a double-leg takedown in overtime to capture the 3-1 win and advance in the championship bracket.

The three-time NCAA qualifier then faced No. 8 Phillip Wellington of Ohio in the second round of the championship bracket. Reed displayed his balance and flexibility by escaping a single-leg lock and reversing Wellington to take a 2-0 lead midway through the first period. Wellington elected to start up in the second period and Reed escaped for a 3-0 lead. In the final period Reed was able to hold Wellington down and accumulate almost two minutes of riding time to advance with a 4-0 victory.

Reed faces top seed and top ranked Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the quarterfinals tomorrow morning. Reed is the second Binghamton wrestler to advance to the quarterfinals in the program’s Division I history. Justin Lister was the first Bearcat to accomplish the feat, advancing to the semifinals to become Binghamton’s second Division I All-American.

White began his day by falling to No. 12 Tim Lambert of Nebraska, 5-1. However, White bounced back with an impressive showing in a pigtail bout of the consolation bracket. The junior-transfer fell behind 2-0 to Corey Keener of Central Michigan, but worked himself into a cradle on top of Keener late in the first period. White finished off Keener by pinning him with 26 seconds left in the opening frame. White completed his first NCAA Championship by falling to Nick Roberts of Ohio State 10-5. White fell behind 5-0 in the first period, but pulled within 8-5 late in the third. However, it wasn’t enough as Roberts accumulated over two minutes of riding time to move on.

Day two begins Friday morning at 9 a.m. (ET) with the championship brackets.

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET ROUND TWO
C. Reed (BING) wins by dec. over No. 8 P. Wellington (OHIO), 4-0

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACK ROUND ONE
C. Reed (BING) wins by dec. over No. 9 C. Boley (MARY), 3-1 SV1
No. 12 T. Lambert (NEB) wins by dec. over D. White (BING), 5-1

CONSOLATION BRACKET PIGTAIL
D. White (BING) won by fall over Corey Keener (CMU), 2:43

CONSOLATION BRACKET
N. Roberts (OHST) won by dec. over D. White (BING), 10-5
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PREVIEW
Senior 197-pound Cody Reed and junior 125-pound David White begin their 2014 NCAA Championship Thursday at the 18,203-seat Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The three-day event gets underway at noon (ET) and includes two sessions Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It’s a double-elimination tournament with 33 wrestlers in each of the 10 weight classes.  ESPN3 will have full coverage of every match, with ESPN covering Friday night’s semifinals and Saturday night’s championship bouts live.

Reed (27-10), EIWA runnerup who is making his third consecutive NCAA appearance, will face ninth-seeded Christian Boley of Maryland in the opening round. The pairing is a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Championship first round, when Reed posted a shocking 2-1 upset over then-No. 4 Boley. Last weekend, Reed made a strong showing at the EIWA Championship, winning three of four matches to earn an automatic bid. He posted a major decision in the first round and then recorded a dramatic pin in overtime over fellow NCAA qualifier James Fox of Harvard in the quarterfinals to seal his return trip to the national championship. Reed has four wins against the NCAA field. Boley (22-4) was the No. 1 seed at the ACC Championship but placed fourth.

White (26-11) will make his first NCAA Championship appearance and has drawn 12th-seeded Tim Lambert of Nebraska in the opening round. Lambert (22-11), a redshirt freshman, placed fifth at the Big Ten Championship. White went 4-2 at the EIWA Championship to finish fourth and claim an automatic berth. 

SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 22
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Approx.) - Fifth Session- Four Mats,
*Wrestle-Back Semifinals on all four mats followed by third, fifth and seventh place medal round matches.
7:35- 7:50 p.m. - Grand March Parade of All-Americans
8 - 11 p.m. (Approx.) - Sixth Session and Awards Ceremony- One Mat, Championship Finals

Men’s tennis edged by No. 51 Central Florida 4-3

Bearcats split six singles matches but UCF grabs doubles point for margin

March 20, 2014


Men’s tennis edged by No. 51 Central Florida 4-3

Senior Florian van Kann

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Binghamton men’s tennis (10-6) pushed No. 51 Central Florida (10-3) to the wire in a 4-3 loss Thursday afternoon from UNC-Wilmington’s campus courts. The match was part of a “Battle at the Beach” round-robin that also includes Yale and the host Seahawks. 

The Bearcats lost the doubles point after the Knights grabbed an 8-7 win in the deciding match at No. 2. The teams then split the six singles matches with BU earning wins at Nos. 1, 5 and 6.

Sophomore Sid Hazarika posted a three-set win at the top spot for his ninth dual win of the spring. Also winning were sophomore Eliott Hureau and senior Florian van Kann - each in straight sets. Hureau ran his team-best singles record to 19-8 overall, 12-3 in duals.

Binghamton remains in Wilmington to face Yale on Friday and then the 55th-ranked hosts on Sunday. 

No. 51 Central Florida 4, Binghamton 3
DOUBLES

No. 1 Alex Maisin/Aswin Nambi (BU) def. Amar Hromic/Jesse Flores (UCF) 8-5
No. 2 Francesc Aulina/Reece Acree (UCF) Ismael Dinia/Eliott Hureau (BU), 8-7
No. 3 Chris Barrus/Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Vihar Shah/Thomas Caputo (BU), 8-0

SINGLES
No. 1 Sid Hazarika (BU) def. Amar Hromic (UCF) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
No. 2 Francesc Aulina (UCF) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Chris Barrus (UCF) def. Robin Lesage (BU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Ismael Dinia (BU), 7-6, 6-1
No. 5 Eliott Hureau (BU) def. Jesse Flores (UCF), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Florian van Kann (BU) def. Reece Acree (UCF), 6-1, 6-3

Golf Completes Opening Round Of Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Edmister scores 72 (+2) on Sunday for 16th place Bearcats

March 20, 2014


Golf Completes Opening Round Of Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Jack Sedgewick

Round One Team Leaderboard

Round One Individual Leaderboard

Round Two Live Scoring

WILLIAMSBURG, VA.—The Binghamton golf team shot an opening round 304 (+24) at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate hosted by William & Mary on Sunday. After round one action, Binghamton finds themselves in a tie for 16th place out of 27 schools competing at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort.

Senior Bryce Edmister led the way for BU, carding a 72 (+2) in Williamsburg. Edmister opened up his round on the back-nine and got off to a strong start. He birdied the par 4 10th hole and managed to collect another birdie on the long par 5 15th to jump to -2. A double bogey at 18 brought him to even after his first nine holes as he made the turn.

On the front, Edmister got back to red numbers after a birdie on two but fell into some trouble down the stretch. Over the next six holes, he gave four strokes back but was able to birdie his 18th and final hole to get back to +2. He sits in a tie for 15th place on the leaderboard as himself and the field of 140 chase leader Carter Jenkins of UNCG who shot -2 on Sunday.

With a 76 (+4), Jack Sedgewick finished round one with BU’s next best score. Sedgewick managed just one birdie but was able to register a team-high 12 pars on Sunday. At +4, the junior is tied with 10 others in 65th.

Junior Josh Holling and newcomer Sameer Kalia both turned in matching scores of 78 from the River Course to close out the scoring for Binghamton. Kalia and Holling are in a tie for 88th place.

Eastern Michigan and 50th ranked Texas Tech are atop the leaderboard heading into second round play. Both schools shot a team score of 288 (+8) and are five strokes clear of third place schools Dayton, 48th ranked UNCG and hosts William and Mary.

Second round tee times begin at 8:30 tomorrow morning for the Bearcats as all 27 schools will play 18 holes from Kingsmill Resort.

Baseball gains doubleheader split at Hartford

Bearcats drop opener 3-0, win nightcap 2-0 to claim first AE victory

March 20, 2014


Baseball gains doubleheader split at Hartford

Junior outfielder Jake Thomas

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Live Video (Sunday)

Live Stats

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite holding host Hartford to seven hits in 16 innings, Binghamton baseball (5-12, 1-3 America East) had to settle for a doubleheader split with the Hawks (8-8, 1-1 AE) Saturday afternoon at Fiondella Field. Hartford won the opener 3-0 before the Bearcats earned the split with a 2-0 win in the seven-inning nightcap.

Three BU pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout in Game 2.  Junior Mike Urbanski (W, 1-1) tossed 4.0 innings and allowed three hits. Freshman Jextin Pugh lowered his season ERA to 3.09 with two perfect frames and sophomore Mike Bunal notched his second save of the season with a clean seventh inning. Bunal struck out two of the three hitters he faced.

The Bearcats struck for a run in the first inning and added the other in the fifth. Junior right fielder Zach Blanden had a hand in both. Blanden led off the game with a single up the middle and went to second on an infield error. With one out, senior second baseman Daniel Nevares plated Blanden with an RBI double to right center. In the fifth, Blanden led off with a solo home run over the right field fence - his first of the season.

Blanden went 2-for-4 with the home run and Nevares was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In the opener, BU squandered some scoring chances and a leaky defense contributed to the loss. Junior Jack Rogalla (L, 2-2, 2.32) held the Hawks to just four hits and one earned run over 8.0 innings but two errors led to a pair of unearned runs. Hartford scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings - with a walk and error doing the damage in each frame. Back-to-back hits to open the seventh pushed across the third and final run.

The Bearcats missed a chance to gain some early traction against Hartford ace Sean Newcomb but left two runners stranded in the first and had another threat in the second snuffed out by a double play. Binghamton hit into three costly twin-killings and saw another scoring threat squashed in the sixth after putting runners on first and second with no outs. After finally bidding farewell to Newcomb (10 strikeouts), who departed after eight innings, BU put its leadoff hitter on in the ninth but a double play and strikeout ended the game.

Rogalla lowered his season ERA to 2.08.

The teams had four hits apiece.

Sophomore Jake Cryts (1-3, 5.40 ERA) will take the hill for the rubber game of the series, set for noon on Sunday.

Softball series at UMass Lowell Postponed

Make up date for opening conference series to be set at a later time

March 20, 2014


Softball series at UMass Lowell Postponed

Binghamton and UMass Lowell will schedule their series for a later date

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Due to field conditions, the Binghamton’s softball team’s three-game conference series, scheduled for March 22-23, has been postponed. A make up date for the series will be set at a later date.

Kurth shares experiences from Sochi Olympics

Women's soccer student-athlete served as NBC intern for recent Olympic Games

March 20, 2014


Kurth shares experiences from Sochi Olympics

Senior soccer player Emma Kurth in Sochi

Four-year soccer standout Emma Kurth worked as an NBC intern during the recent Sochi Olympics. The following is a firsthand account of her three-week Olympic experience.

By Emma Kurth


Do I want to apply to work as an intern for NBC at the Olympics in Russia? Yes.

As February came closer, the questions became harder. Have you heard about the security concerns and threats? Are you nervous? Yes.

I had a chance to go to Russia and be a part of the Olympic tradition, one that has greatly influenced my life as a competitive athlete. Although I was nervous, I was not going to pass up this opportunity. So I went to Russia for twenty-four days and had one of the most amazing and life-changing experiences I could have ever imagined.

I was fortunate enough to be a guide intern with NBC’s Olympic Hospitality Program and although I worked very long days, I can say that I never felt like I was working.

If there is one thing that I want people to know about my trip it is this: Sochi, Russia did an incredible job with 2014 Winter Olympic Games. It saddens me to come back to America and see #SochiProblems trending on social media, because no, my hotel was not unfinished and I did not feel unsafe.  It was the exact opposite actually; I loved every minute of it.

My fellow guides and I stayed in a hotel in Rosa Khutor, a town in the beautiful mountains of Russia.  Every morning I woke up to the most amazing view as I prepared for the day, which mainly consisted of escorting guests to Olympic Events. 

On February 6, I attended the Opening Ceremonies, which was a spectacle that I will never forget.  The history, the technology, and the performers were all unbelievable.  I cannot even imagine how much time and effort went into those few hours. It felt as if I was watching a dream.

When the athletes from each country entered the stadium, it turned into what felt like a big party, especially when the Russian competitors made their appearance. Everyone in the stadium was up on their feet cheering and dancing with the athletes, whether you were Russian or not.  The party atmosphere did not stop there.

Atmosphere at Olympic Park was exhilarating
Olympic Park was always full of activity.  At any time of the day you could see people waving different flags and taking photos with people that they had never met before and would probably never see again.  People would constantly run over to me and ask for a picture, speaking in different languages.  There was an excitement about never knowing what country the next person you would speak to would be from.  Whether it was by pointing or using sign language, I felt a sense of accomplishment through communicating with them without words. In a strange way, it was as if I had experienced a new part of the world with each conversation.

I was extremely lucky to not only be able to experience the Olympics in general, but to see numerous sides of the amazing event.  I spent the first part of my trip working with NBC, and then joined my dad and sister to spend the last five days of my stay as merely a spectator.  During my three weeks with NBC, I stayed in the mountains, was given a schedule every day, and was always working while at Olympic Park.  It was quite a change going from that lifestyle to being just a fan and staying at Sochi Port in downtown Sochi.  After hearing all of the security protocol as an intern, I would be lying if I said I was not nervous to walk through Sochi.  That faded quickly, though, when I realized what a beautiful city it was.  Suddenly I was on my own schedule, walking around and noticing parts of the park that I had not noticed before, and not really seeing parts that I was exposed to as NBC personnel.

Growing up an avid sports fan and competitive athlete, I admired the Olympics as an unmatched showcase for the best athletes in the world.  I always looked forward to watching every event that NBC covered and keeping track of the medal count.  After being there, I now know that is so much more than just that.

All of these things helped me realize how funny and unique the Olympic tradition is. Every four years, people from all over the world come together in one city and celebrate their top athletes.  However no matter how spectacular the celebration is, the competitiveness between countries is inevitable.  Olympic park brought people together in a sort of worldly reunion, but once you entered a venue, it was all about your country winning.

Olympic athletes display emotions of long sacrifice, journey
It became clear to me early on in my experience that the Olympics come with varying emotions.  There is one particular event that showed me that the most. While there was music, dancing, and people chanting outside as usual, I watched our women’s ice hockey team lose the gold medal game in overtime and witnessed the heartbreak.  Having former teammates of my sister and family friends on the team, I had an even more personal investment in this event than any other.  I had heard about their training, their dedication, and their four year long sacrifices. I also knew how much they truly believed that they would win a gold medal this year.  To see them lose the way that they did put a lot of things in perspective for me.  It was these types of moments that helped me realize why the Olympics are such an incredible tradition: it is the unity and competition combined, as well as the heart and soul that goes into every single event, that make the games so unique and so special.

Another amazing event that I was able to see was the men’s ice hockey game between USA and Russia.  Not only is it an incredible rivalry, but Russia was the host country. I have never been in a louder building, nor have I ever felt so out of place.  As I sat there in my Team USA clothing, we were clearly outnumbered.  There were moments when I actually forgot to watch the game and caught myself looking around the arena at the massive groups of Russians chanting and screaming. In that moment it was hard to not share in their excitement. 

Meeting world-class athletes was a thrill
I love watching hockey and always have as it has always been a part of my family’s life.  That said, one can only imagine my excitement when I ran into members of the USA hockey team eating lunch.  Right there in the same spot as me was Patrick Kane, Zach Parise, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, TJ Oshie and Ryan Suter.  These are not just ordinary hockey players, they are the players that I sit at home and watch play on the television every night.  Thanks to the magic of the Olympics, though, they were just ordinary hockey players that day, representing their country like every other athlete there.

I think that pride is a big part of the Olympics. Whether a country had two athletes or two hundred, the country rooted just as hard.  I witnessed American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg win the gold medal in Snowboarding Slopestyle.  A few days later I met him in Olympic Park and congratulated him, because during those three weeks we were all Americans on Team USA. 

In addition to hockey and snowboarding, I was fortunate enough to attend figure skating, skiing, speed skating, and ski jumping events.  At each event, I quickly learned that Americans were rarely the crowd favorites.  This was a very humbling revelation for someone like me, who has never traveled abroad before. 

Speaking of being abroad, it was sometimes hard to remember that I was in Russia. I realize that this might sound ridiculous, but when I was in Olympic Park or up in the mountains, I felt like I was living in an Olympic bubble, participating in one long party.  Other than the Russian writing and language barrier, I did not have much time to explore the culture, which is something that I wish I had done more of. However, I was there long enough to see how beautiful Russia is, both the mountains and the city of Sochi exceeded all of my expectations.  I also spent my last few days in Russia staying on the Black Sea, which was yet another breathtaking view.

When a city is declared the host for the Olympics, it is an incredible building process.  Many of the villages, venues and courses that I went to did not exist before the Olympics.  It is an indescribable feeling to know that you are taking part in such a one and done thing.  These places will forever be known in Russia as the 2014 Olympic Perimeter, and I will forever be able to say that I was there for that.

Witnessing such an incredible event makes you a fan for life
Going to Sochi, I expected it to be a once in a lifetime experience, so I was shocked when I met numerous people who were attending their fifth or so Olympics.  People were trading pins that they had received at Olympics twenty years ago.  I realized that there are people who, like me, look forward to the Olympics every two years.  However rather than looking forward to watching it, they go to it. After experiencing one I can understand why. I really believe that the Olympics can become addicting, between the different locations around the world, the unbelievable athletes, and the electric atmosphere. If I never go to another Olympics, although I very much hope to, I would still consider myself newly addicted to the tradition.

I have learned so much from my trip to the Olympics.  As an American, I want to experience more of the world than just my own country and be less afraid of the unknown.  As an athlete, I have the utmost respect for the amazing individuals and teams that work endlessly for four years to represent their country. Overall, I feel blessed to have been a part of the untouched international tradition that is the Olympics, an event that words cannot describe.  As I think back on the experience now, I am still in awe of all that I have witnessed.  I could never possibly describe twenty-four days in Russia in just one story; I can only say that it opened my eyes to athletes, cultures, and traditions from all around the world.

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