Immediate Release: March 8, 2004
Contact: David Berman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11th-ranked Hofstra stops Bearcats in the snow, 14-9
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.--Binghamton (1-1) played its second game in three days on Monday night, taking on nationally ranked Hofstra (2-1) at snowy Shuart Field. The host Pride scored three goals in the first three minutes of the game, and controlled play throughout in the 14-9 victory.
Sophomore attack Phil Cavallo (Cedarhurst, N.Y.) scored three goals for the second straight game, and senior midfielder Chris Healy (Freeport, N.Y.) chipped in two goals and an assist. Just as in its win over Lafayette on Saturday, the Bearcats received balanced production from a lineup made up almost exclusively of freshmen and sophomores. Binghamton had eight different players tally points in the game, including the first collegiate goals for freshman Matt McNamara (Oswego, N.Y.) and sophomores David Burpoe (Arlington, Va.) and Sean Meluney (Cape Henlopen, Del.).
Hofstra outshot the Bearcats 11-6 in the first quarter and found the net seven times for a 7-2 lead after the first 15 minutes of play. Binghamton got on the board just under four minutes into the game when Healy fed Cavallo with a pass. The Bearcats narrowed the gap to 8-4 in the second quarter and trailed 9-5 at halftime, but strong play by the Pride in the second half thwarted any potential BU comeback bids.
Bingahmton outshot Hofstra 35-33 and won 16 of 27 faceoffs. Sophomore goalie Kevin McKeown (Brewster, N.Y.) went the distance in goal and had 10 saves. The game was an improvement over last season's result with Hofstra. The teams met on March 4,2003, and the Pride, then ranked 19th, cruised to a 15-5 victory.
The Bearcats are idle over the next eight days, before they travel to Cornell on March 16 for a 4 p.m. outing against the Big Red.
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