Release: March 1, 2011
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lacrosse suffers 13-4 setback to No. 6 Cornell
Brandon Planck tallied a pair of goals to lead BU
VESTAL, N.Y. -- No. 6 Cornell University (2-0) overpowered the
Binghamton men's lacrosse team by rattling off 13 straight goals
en route to a 13-4 victory at the Bearcats Sports Complex Tuesday
evening. The Bearcats (0-3) fall to 5-5 all-time in home openers.
"They shut us out in face-offs in that first half and that
was really the story," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "I
give our guys credit though. They came out and won that second
half. At that point, we couldn't come back and win the game but
they battled in the second half."
The visiting Big Red, who cruised to a 14-9 triumph over Hobart
in its season opener Saturday, tallied 12 of its 13 goals in
the opening 20 minutes, including four by the 10:29 mark in the
first quarter. Eleven different players scored a goal for Cornell,
while Rob Pannell managed the team's lone hat trick.
Cornell jumped out to the quick start behind a stellar performance
from Pannell. The Preseason First-Team All-American registered
three goals and five assists as he extended his consecutive point
scoring streak to 37 games, which ranks second in the country
behind Siena's Bryan Neufeld (38).
Sophomore Matt Springer extended
his consecutive game scoring streak to 17 straight with a point,
dating back to Feb. 20, 2010. Springer, who was coming off back-to-back
hat trick efforts, was held in check by Cornell's Second-Team
All-American Max Feely.
Binghamton entered the scoring column with a goal from Frank
Donlon on the assist by sophomore Tyler
Perrelle at the 10:31 mark in the third quarter. A minute
later, freshman Michael Antinozzi
posted an unassisted goal. The score settled at 13-2 for the
majority of the second half, before Binghamton found the net
twice in a 27-second span in the game's closing minutes. Newcomer
Brandon Planck scored both goals with
the latter coming from a feed by Springer.
Cornell outshot the host Bearcats 40-22. The Big Red put 25 of
its 40 shots on goal, while Binghamton managed 12 of its 22 shots
Freshman Kevin McDonough provided
a scrappy effort that included a team-high five ground balls
and three face-off wins in only four attempts.
In cage, junior Jordan Marra and sophomore
Kraig Heston each notched six saves.
Heston was named the America East Player of the Game, sponsored
by Security Mutual Life. He allowed only five goals against in
over three quarters against the Big Red.
Binghamton travels to Buffalo for a 2 p.m. meeting with Canisius