Release: March 13, 2010
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men's lacrosse wins 15-9 at Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-- Senior attack Jeff
Rurey and freshman attack Matt
Springer each scored a game-high four goals and senior midfielder
Carlson added three goals, leading Binghamton (2-4) to a
15-9 win at Marist (3-1) on Saturday afternoon. The win snapped
a four-game losing streak for the Bearcats.
The 15 goals is the highest recorded by Binghamton since its
16-8 win at Hartford on April 1, 2006. Furthermore, Saturday's
game against the Red Foxes marked the first time in school history
that three Bearcat players recorded hat tricks in the same game.
Rurey's four goals and six
points (he also had a pair of assists) are both career highs.
Springer, meanwhile, has 11 goals in his last three games and
leads Binghamton with 17 goals so far this season. Carlson now
has four career hat tricks.
In the opening 15 minutes, Rurey scored three times as the Bearcats
jumped out to a 6-2 lead. Springer and Carlson each added a goal
during that span. Rurey and senior midfielder Andy
Cook (who finished with two goals and an assist) each scored
in the second quarter as the Bearcats took an 8-5 lead at the
Springer led the Bearcat attack in the third quarter with two
goals. With 15 minutes remaining in regulation, the score was
Carlson and Springer scored their final goals eight seconds apart
in the fourth quarter, increasing the lead to 14-5 with nine
minutes to go. Sophomore defender Ryan
Button added the Bearcats' final tally three minutes later.
Sophomore faceoff specialist Jeff
Donigan won 24 of the 27 faceoffs. In the process, he broke
the school record of 19 faceoff wins, set by J.P. Wioncek against
Sacred Heart on March 18, 2006. In addition, Donigan's .889 faceoff
win percentage broke Wioncek's .863 mark (which he also set in
the game against Sacred Heart four years ago).
Binghamton heads to Hobart on Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. game.