Release: February 24, 2009
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men's lacrosse defeated 8-4 by Hobart
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior midfielder Tyler Cassell recorded his first
career hat trick and junior goalie Max Silberlicht made a season-high
14 saves, leading Hobart (2-0) to an 8-4 win over Binghamton
(0-2) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon
at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The loss was the second straight
home setback for the Bearcats.
"Hobart is a great team," head coach Ed Stephenson
said. "They got out to a great start and their goalie played
outstanding. I thought our defense settled down in the second
half but offensively, we missed a lot of opportunities."
Cassell got two of his goals in the first half as the Statesmen
took a 5-0 lead at the break. After a scoreless eight minutes
of the third quarter, freshman attack Chris Pederson stretched
the lead to 6-0. It was his second goal of the game.
Binghamton got to within 6-2 with 13:42 left in the fourth quarter
on a pair of goals by senior midfielder Duncan
Streeten. Hobart, however, responded on goals by Cassell
and sophomore midfielder Nick Blumer to go up 8-2 with 4:36 left
Junior attack Andy
Cook scored a pair of goals in the final three minutes
for Binghamton but by then, the issue had been decided.
Binghamton outshot Hobart 27-26 but Silberlicht made six of his
14 saves in the final quarter to keep the Statesmen in control.
Senior goalie Larry
Kline made eight saves for the Bearcats.
Binghamton heads to Drexel on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest.
NOTES: Cook now has three goals and an assist in the first
two games of the year ... Streeten tied his career high with
two goals, which he also scored against Vermont on April 8, 2007.