For Immediate Release: February 21, 2009
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses 18-6 to No. 6 Cornell

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman attack Rob Pannell had three goals and tallied four assists, powering No. 6 Cornell (1-0) to an 18-6 win over Binghamton (0-1) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The game marked the first contest in the Bearcats' eighth season as an intercollegiate program.

Pannell had plenty of offensive support from his Big Red teammates. Junior attack Ryan Hurley had three goals and two assists while senior midfielder Max Seiblad and senior attack Chris Finn each added a pair of goals.

For Binghamton, senior attack Jake Boyce and sophomore midfielder Mike Sciarrino each had a goal and an assist.

Cornell set the tone of the game early, going up 5-0 after the first quarter and 7-1 at the half. Pannell had two goals and two assists in the opening 30 minutes of play. In the third quarter, Pannell added a goal and two more assists as the Big Red went up 13-2.

The Bearcats offense finally got on track in the final quarter, scoring four times in a span of 6:30. By that time, however, Cornell had a 16-6 lead with 4:41 left in regulation. The Big Red added two more goals in the final four minutes of play.

Cornell outshot Binghamton 40-26 and won the battle for ground balls 37-25. In addition, the Big Red won 17 of 29 faceoffs.

Senior goalie Larry Kline made 14 saves for the Bearcats.

Binghamton hosts Hobart on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

NOTES: Boyce has now scored in all four games he has played against Cornell ... the six goals matches the highest total the Bearcats have had against the Big Red. They also scored six goals on March 17, 2004.

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