Immediate Release: May 3, 2007
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses to UMBC 11-7 in America East Conference semifinals
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Senior attack Drew Westervelt scored a game-high five goals, leading UMBC (11-4) to an 11-7 win over Binghamton (4-9) in an America East Conference semifinal matchup in Albany on Thursday afternoon. With the defeat, the Bearcats are eliminated in the semifinals for the third consecutive season.
Westervelt scored the only three goals of a 19-minute span to put UMBC up 7-3 with 4:23 remaining in the third quarter. The Bearcats cut the lead to 7-6 with 11:18 left in the fourth quarter as freshman attack Drew Wichmann (Syracuse, N.Y.), senior attack Rob Williams (Fulton, N.Y.) and senior attack Matt McNamara (Oswego, N.Y.) all scored within a span of 6:42.
Fittingly enough, however, it was Westervelt who answered with the game-winner with 9:11 left in the fourth quarter, putting UMBC up 8-6. From there, the Retrievers iced the game by scoring three of the final four goals.
Williams finished the game with two goals while McNamara added a goal and an assist.
Cayle Ratcliffe added four goals for the Retrievers.
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