Release: February 27, 2010
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men's lacrosse falls short against Lafayette 12-9
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Tom Pereni and Matt Mersey each had three goals,
as Lafayette (2-0) held off Binghamton (1-1) 12-9 in a non-conference
men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports
Complex. The Bearcats had been receiving votes in the USILA Top
20 poll heading into the game.
Binghamton nearly came back from a 9-1, second-quarter deficit.
Junior midfielder Frank
Donlon finished the game with three goals and an assist while
senior attack Jeff
Rurey had two goals and a pair of assists. Freshman attack
Springer also netted a pair of goals and senior midfielder
Carlson added two assists.
Meskey and Perini each scored twice in the first quarter as the
Leopards built a 6-1 lead. Lafayette outshot Binghamton 18-8
during the opening 15 minutes and took advantage of five Bearcat
In the second quarter, the Leopards showed no signs of letting
up, taking a 9-1 lead with 2:44 left before halftime. Mersky
recorded his final goal during that period of play.
With 1:55 left in the second quarter, Rurey started the Bearcats'
rally with his first goal of the season. Donlon and senior attack
Cook each scored a man-up goal in the opening two minutes
of the third quarter, trimming the deficit to 9-4. Donlon and
Rurey then scored 1:18 apart as the Bearcats pulled to within
9-6 with 10:21 still remaining in the third period.
Pereni broke the Bearcat run with a goal at the 8:58 mark of
the third quater but Springer answered right back 14 seconds
later, pulling Binghamton to within 10-7.
In the fourth quarter, goals by Donlon and Springer made the
score 10-9 with exactly nine minutes remaining in regulation.
That would be, however, as close as Binghamton got. Steve Serling
padded the lead to 11-9 at the 7:59 mark and Colin Serling added
an insurance goal with 47 seconds left to go.
Kevin Dunbar finished with a game-high three assists for Lafayette
while Stafan Bauer and Colin Serling each tallied a pair of assists.
Lafayette outshot Binghamton 49-36 for the game while the Bearcats
won 14 of 25 faceoffs.
Junior goalie Dan
Solazzo made 16 saves for Binghamton while Vinny DePasquale
recorded 15 saves for Lafayette.
Binghamton heads to Villanova on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game.
NOTES: Donlon now has two career hat tricks. His first
one came against Stony Brook on April 18, 2009. He now leads
Binghamton with five goals and two assists so far this season
... Rurey's four points is a career-high.