Immediate Release: March 6, 2007
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Binghamton men's lacrosse defeated 4-2 at No 20 Drexel
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.-- Sophomore attack Ron Garling scored a game-high three goals, leading No. 16 Drexel (3-1) to a 4-2 win over Binghamton (0-3) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon at Vidas Field. The game represented the second time in three games this season that the Bearcats have faced a nationally-ranked opponent.
Garling broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of unassisted goals early in the fourth quarter. He scored a man-up goal exactly one minute into the final period and added an even strength goal 3:36 later.
Freezing weather conditions contributed to the low-scoring affair. The temperature at game time was 27 degrees with the wind chill factor hovering around zero.
Garling's first goal, which was assisted by sophomore midfielder Jon Van Houten, broke a scoreless tie with 6:41 left in the first quarter. Van Houten took matters into his own hands with an unassisted goal with 8:27 left before the half to put the host Dragons up 2-0.
Binghamton rallied to tie the game at the half. Freshman midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan, N.Y.) scored a man-up goal with 1:24 left to go. He now has three goals in his last two games. With just 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter, freshman attack Jeff Rurey (Vestal, N.Y.) deadlocked the game.
Each team had 23 shots on goal as well as 23 ground balls.
Sophomore goalie Larry Kline (Beverly, Mass.) recorded nine saves for the Bearcats.
Binghamton faces Marist on Saturday in its home opener at 1 p.m at Alumni Stadium.
PLEASE NOTE: The six total goals marks the fewest in a game involving Binghamton. The previous low of seven goals was set in a 4-3 loss to Wagner in 2002 and tied with a 5-2 loss to Villanova in 2005.
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