For Immediate Release: March 29, 2008
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Men's lacrosse suffers 8-2 setback at Albany in conference opener

Box Score

ALBANY, N.Y.-- Junior attack Corey Small scored two goals and added a pair of assists, leading Albany (2-5, 1-0 AE) to an 8-2 win over Binghamton (2-4, 0-1 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. The game, which was played under freezing weather conditions, marked the third straight road loss for the Bearcats.

"We had a great game plan defensively and played well at that end," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "But offensively, we had a lot of trouble creating opportunities."

Binghamton failed to record a shot in the opening quarter, as the Great Danes took a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes of play. Sophomore midfielder Drew Wichmann (Cocoran, N.Y.) cut the deficit to 2-1 with 11:27 left in the first half, setting the stage for what appeared to be a tight struggle.

With 5:42 left in the second quarter, however, the Great Danes blew the game open with three goals in a span of 2:16. Small netted a goal and had an assist during that run.

With Albany up 5-1, Small assisted on Nate Sullivan's goal with 12:13 left in the third quarter. Sophomore midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan, N.Y.) responded with a man-up goal at the 6:37 mark but back-to-back goals by Kyle Crotty and Small extended the lead to 8-2 entering the final quarter.

Both teams struggled against the weather, as the turnover count was tied at 26-26. Junior goalie Larry Kline (Beverly, Mass.) finished with nine saves and senior face off specialist Kevin McCarthy (Painted Post, N.Y.) won nine of the 14 draws.

Albany outshot Binghamton 30-17 for the game.

Binghamton returns home to face UMBC next Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

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