For Immediate Release: March 7, 2009
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Binghamton men's lacrosse defeats Marist 12-7

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior attack Andy Cook finished with two goals and four assists while sophomore attack Brian Donahue and junior midfielder Steve Carlson both recorded hat tricks, powering Binghamton (1-4) to a 12-7 win over Marist (0-2) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

The 12 goals is the most scored by the Bearcats since their 16-4 win over Hartford on March 31, 2007. For Cook, the six points represents his career high. Carlson turned in his second career hat trick while Donahue, who also added an assist, notched his first.

Tied at 5-5 early in the third quarter, Binghamton broke open the game with three unanswered goals during the remainder of the period. Senior attack Jake Boyce had a goal and an assist during that span while Cook and Carlson each scored once.

Marist was called for a pair of penalties early in the fourth quarter, including a three minute major for an illegal stick. The Bearcats took advantage of the situation as Donahue and Carlson each scored a man-up goal. Cook then made the score 11-5 with an unassisted goal with 8:55 remaining in regulation.

Junior attack Ryan Sharkey, who also recorded a hat trick, cut the deficit to 11-7 with 7:28 left to go. Cook, however, assisted on a goal by senior attack Chris Mulheron with 4:29 left to put the game out of reach.

Binghamton outshot Marist 45-24 for the game. In the second half, however, the Bearcats held a decisive 29-7 advantage.

Senior goalie Ryan Penner made 17 saves for the Red Foxes while senior goalie Larry Kline stopped seven shots for the Bearcats.

Binghamton also won 11 of the 20 faces offs and had a 30-20 edge in ground balls.

Up next for the Bearcats is a Wednesday game against Bellarmine in Medina, Ohio. The Bearcats and Knights will square off at 1 p.m.

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