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Men's lacrosse falls to Lafayette 12-6
Springer registers second straight hat trick to pace BU offensively

Box Score

EASTON, Pa. -- Lafayette (1-1) battled past visiting Binghamton (0-2) with seven unanswered goals over a two-quarter span to notch a 12-6 victory Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Matt Springer supplied half of the team's offense for the second straight contest with his fifth career hat trick and second of the season.

The Bearcats managed a pair of goals in the opening three minutes to take an early 2-0 lead. The first goal occured in a man-up situation when freshman Jordan Tripp tallied his first career goal at the 13:30 mark. Springer fired a shot into the net less than 90 seconds later for an unassisted goal. Lafayette's Ryan Hansen and Colin Serling responded with consecutive goals to even the score at 2-2. Newcomer Michael Antinozzi gave the Bearcats a 3-2 advantage with his first career goal at the 8:35 mark. Yet, once again, Serling and Hansen answered with back-to-back goals as Lafayette retook the lead at 4-3. Springer wrapped up a high-scoring opening frame with his second goal of the contest, tying the game at 4-4.

The host Leopards rattled off seven unanswered goals between the second and third quarters and never looked back. Despite 14 shots over that span, the Bearcats were shutout and Lafayette owned an 11-4 lead heading into the final stanza. The decisive factor in the third quarter was a perfect 5-5 mark by Lafayette in face-offs. Binghamton had matched the Leopards in face-offs through the first half as each squad gained possession in 6-of-12 attempts.

Sophomore Tyler Perrelle opened up the scoring in the fourth quarter with an unassisted goal with 9:39 remaining. Springer recorded his hat trick with a goal in the final minute.

Springer extended his consecutive game scoring streak to 16 straight with a point, dating back to Feb. 20, 2010. A selection to the America East All-Rookie Team last season, Springer has scored a point in every collegiate game he has played.

Binghamton outshot the host Leopards 34-31 for the game, but Lafayette's Andrijko Andrusko stymied BU offensively with a game-high 17 saves.

Binghamton hosts No. 6 Cornell University in the home opener at the Bearcats Sports Complex Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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