Release: May 1, 2008
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Men's lacrosse loses 6-5 in overtime at No. 5 UMBC in America East semifinals
BALTIMORE, MD. -- Ryan Smith scored 57 seconds into the first sudden-death overtime period, leading top-seeded and host UMBC (11-3) to a 6-5 overtime win over fourth-seeded Binghamton (4-8) in an America East Tournament semifinal game on Thursday evening. The loss ends the Bearcats' seventh intercollegiate campaign.
Binghamton led 5-2 with 11:49 left in the fourth quarter against the fifth-ranked team in the nation. Sophomore midfielder Steve Carlson had a pair of goals while junior attack Jake Boyce and sophomore attackers Jeff Rurey and Jimmy Marshall each added a goal.
UMBC, however, stormed back with three goals in a span of 3:09 to deadlock the game at 5-5 with 6:21 left in regulation. Smith netted one of his two goals during that run. Binghamton fired four shots in the final five minutes (to UMBC's one during that same span) but was unable to net the game winner.
In overtime, the Retrievers won the opening faceoff and called time out with just 31 seconds ellapsed. It took them just 22 more seconds to net the game winner.
Binghamton was outshot 38-16 but junior goalie Larry Kline finished with 11 saves.
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