Immediate Release: April 11, 2006
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No. 20 Colgate rallies to defeat Binghamton men's lacrosse 8-7
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman midfielder Brandon Corp scored the game-winning goal with just 6.8 seconds left in regulation, leading No. 20 Colgate (9-2) to an 8-7 win at Binghamton (6-4) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Wednesday afternoon at the East Gym Complex. The Red Raiders scored the final four goals of the game, all in the fourth quarter, to snap the Bearcats' two-game winning streak.
Corp's goal, which was his second of the game, was assisted by junior attack Brendan Hurley. He was stationed right outside the crease, to the left of the net, and converted a quick pass, giving the Red Raiders their first lead of the game.
"This is a disappointing loss," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "We controlled the first half of the game but they came back and controlled the second half. These were two evenly-matched teams but they outhustled us a times, we had some breakdowns on clears and those things come back to haunt you."
The loss overshadowed a career-high five goals by freshman attack Jake Boyce (Pittsford, N.Y.). He scored four of his goals in the first half as Binghamton went up 6-2 at the break.
In the third quarter, both teams found the back of the net twice and when sophomore midfielder Stephen Smith (Canandaigua, N.Y.) scored with 1:26 left, the Bearacts were up 8-4. Colgate, however, got goals from Hurley and Corp in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter to trim the deficit to 8-6.
After eight minutes of scoreless action, Colgate deadlocked the game at 7-7 on a goal by senior midfielder Robert Trasolini with 5:37 remaining. That set the stage for Corp's heroics in the final seconds of the game.
Hurley and senior attack Brian Robertson each finished the game with two goals. Freshman midfielder Duncan Streeten (Corning, N.Y.) added a goal for Binghamton.
The Bearcats host No. 15 UMBC on Saturday at 2 p.m.
NOTES: Boyce now leads the Bearcats with 15 goals. Four of his goals against Colgate were unassisted.
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