Release: April 24, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
men's lacrosse edges Hartford 13-12
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.-- Freshman attack Matt
Springer netted a game-high four goals and added two assists
while senior midfielder Andy
Cook scored three times, leading Binghamton (4-9, 1-3 AE)
to a 13-12 win at Hartford (3-10, 0-4 AE) in an America East
men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. The victory keeps
the Bearcats' hopes alive for making the conference tournament
for a seventh consecutive season.
Springer now has a team-high 28 goals, which breaks the single-season
program record of 27 goals set by Phil Cavallo in both 2003 and
2004. In addition, Springer's 41 total points ranks second in
program history behind only Matt McNamara, who tallied 45 points
Cook, who now has a career-high 19 goals this season, scored
twice in the first quarter as the Bearcats went up 4-1 after
15 minutes of play. In the opening 5:20 of the second quarter,
Springer had a goal and an assist as the Bearcats increased their
lead to 7-1.
Hartford, however, stormed back with five straight goals during
the final 6:33 of the first half, pulling to within 7-6 at the
break. Martin Bowes had a goal and an assist during that run.
Springer and Cook each scored again during the third quarter
as the Bearcats bounced back to take an 11-8 lead. In the first
seven minutes of the final quarter, Springer added his final
goal and assist, increasing the lead to 13-8.
Once again, Hartford refused to go away. The Hawks reeled off
four goals in a span of 2:08 to pull within 13-12 with 3:14 left
in regulation. Tim Fallon scored a goal and won four straight
faceoffs during that span.
The Hawks fired four more shots during the remainder of the fourth
quarter but were unable to get the tying goal. Sophomore goalie
Marra made a crucial save with 37 seconds to go.
Freshman midfielder Shane
Warner and freshman attack Tyler
Perrelle each added a pair of goals in the winning effort.
Fallon led Hartford with three goals, won 22 of the 28 faceoffs
and scooped up 16 ground balls.
Hartford outshot Binghamton 46-30 but Marra finished the game
with a career-high 13 saves.
Binghamton heads to Albany next Saturday for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTE: Senior attack Jeff
Rurey had a goal and an assist against Hartford, giving him
a career-high 23 goals for the season. That represents the fourth-highest
total in program history, trailing only Springer and Cavallo.