Immediate Release: April 28, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
Binghamton men's lacrosse upsets No. 6 Albany 9-8 in regular
VESTAL, N.Y. --- Senior attack Rob
Williams (Fulton, N.Y.) scored a team-high three goals, leading
Binghamton (4-8, 3-2 AE) to a 9-8 upset over No. 6 Albany (14-2,
4-1 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on
Saturday afternoon at the East Gym Complex. The Great Danes are
the highest-ranked team that the Bearcats have defeated in their
six-year intercollegiate program history.
Williams broke a 7-7 deadlock with 10:40 remaining in the fourth
quarter to put the Bearcats ahead for good. Senior midfielder
Santucci (Cicero, N.Y.) padded the lead to 9-7 with an unassisted
man-up goal with 1:17 remaining. Derek Dale scored just 12 seconds
later, pulling Albany to within a goal. The Bearcats held on
the rest of the way.
Williams scored his first two goals in the first half, as the
Bearcats went up 4-0 with 11:54 left before halftime. Albany's
high-powered duo of Frank Resetaritis and Merrick Thompson, however,
combined for three unanswered goals in a span of 2:16, which
trimmed the deficit to 4-3.
The Bearcats rebounded to take a 6-4 halftime advantage and after
a scoreless 12 minutes to start the third quarter, freshman attack
Wichman (Syracuse, N.Y.) put Binghamton back up by three
goals. Resetarits, however, netted back-to back goals and Mike
Ammann tied the game with 11:53 left in the fourth quarter. Just
1:13 later, however, came the final goal by Williams.
Resitaritis led all scorers with four goals.
Albany outshot Binghamton 27-25 but both goalies kept the score
in the single didgits. Sophomore goalie Larry
Kline (Beverly, Mass.) made nine saves for the Bearcats while
Dan McKeon stopped 10 shots for Albany.
America East Conference Tournament starts this coming Thursday
at Albany, with the Great Danes having already clinched the top
spot of the four-team event. The Bearcats clinch the No. 3 seed
and will face No. 2 UMBC in the semifinals on Thursday.
NOTES: Prior to today's win, the highest-ranked team that
the Bearcats have ever beaten was No. 8 Towson, 7-6 in double
overtime on March 4, 2006 ... Williams now has six career hat
tricks ... with two goals, Santucci now has eight career multiple-goal