Release: March 25, 2008
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Men's lacrosse falls at No. 6/8 Cornell 12-5
ITHACA, N.Y.-- Sophomore attack Ryan Hurley scored a game-high four goals leading No. 6/8 Cornell to a 12-5 win over visiting Binghamton in non-conference men's lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.
Hurley, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Week, now has 12 goals in his last three games and leads the Big Red with 20 on the season. On the afternoon, he led four Big Red players to register multiple-goal efforts.
With the win, Cornell improves to 6-1 on the season, while Binghamton falls to 2-3 overall. The Big Red are the second straight top-10 opponent Binghamton has faced on its current three-game road trip which concludes in Albany on Saturday.
Cornell jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game's first, scoring on each of its first two shots, and held a commanding 5-0 lead after the first quarter of action.
The Bearcats came out strong at the onset, despite the early deficit. BU failed to convert on two man-up opportunities and had a number of quality chances, but Cornell goalie Jake Myers kept the Bearcats off the scoreboard recording four saves.
BU finally managed to break through in the second quarter as junior attackmen Jake Boyce (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Chris Mulheron (Canandaigua, N.Y.) each had a pair of goals as the Bearcats cut the Cornell lead to four, 8-4, headed into halftime.
Boyce put Binghamton on the scoreboard at the 12:04 mark of the second quarter off a feed from junior Kevin Joy (Camillus, N.Y.). After Cornell's Max Seibald stretched the Big Red's lead to 6-1 on a man-up goal, the Bearcat duo recorded back-to-back scores to cut the deficit to 6-3 with 7:15 remaining in the half.
The Big Red sandwiched a pair of scores at the 6:17 and 1:55 marks, in between Mulheron's second of the game off a Boyce feed.
Cornell built its lead to 11-4 after shutting out the Bearcats 3-0 in the third quarter. The Big Red tacked on another score to increase its lead to 12-4, before sophomore Chris Welch (Skaneateles, N.Y.) added his third goal of the season to round out the scoring on the afternoon.
Junior goalie Larry Kline (Beverly, Mass.) finished with 10 saves to his credit. The Bearcats' 5-6 netminder has now recorded at least nine saves in all five games this season.
The Bearcats are back in action on Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m. when they visit Albany in the America East opener for both teams. The Great Danes (1-5) are receiving votes in both national polls after last Friday's 10-2 win over then No. 11 Princeton.
Notes: Cornell leads the all-time series, 5-0. The Big Red won last year's meeting, 19-4, on Feb. 24, 2007 at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell returns four preseason All-Americans from last year's squad that finished 15-1 and advanced to the national semifinal.
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