Immediate Release: March 26, 2006
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Seventh-ranked Princeton defeats No. 16 Binghamton men's lacrosse 10-2
PRINCETON, N.J.-- Junior attack Scott Sowanik scored three goals and added an assist, leading seventh-ranked Princeton (4-2) to a 10-2 win over No. 16 Binghamton (4-3) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game at the Class of 1952 Stadium. The game, which was played under blustery weather conditions, featured the highest-ranked team the Bearcats have played in their five-year history.
After Princeton went up 1-0 early in the game, freshman attack Chris Mulheron (Canandaigua, N.Y.) got the equalizer with 3:39 remaining in the first quarter. The assist was given to sophomore midfielder Stephen Smith (Canandaigua, N.Y.).
The second quarter belonged to Princeton's Sowanik. He scored the go-ahead goal with 6:39 left in the first half and added a second goal 4:23 later.
Sowanik was also instrumental in the third quarter, as Princeton bolted out to a 6-1. He assisted on Peter Trombino's goal to make it 4-1 with 7:27 remaining. After Tommy Davis scored with 4:47 left to go, Sowanik got the hat trick with 49 ticks left on the clock.
The floodgates opened in the fourth quarter, with the Tigers scoring four goals in a span of 4:02 to go up 10-1 with 9:11 left in the game. Binghamton finally got its second goal of the game with 20 seconds remaining, courtesy of a man-up goal from senior attack Scott Mitchell (Smithtown, N.Y.). This assist was credited to freshman midfielder Duncan Streeten (Corning, N.Y.).
Binghamton opens its America East Conference season at Hartford next Saturday at 1 p.m.
NOTE: The Bearcats' game with Princeton also marked the first time in the Binghamton Athletic Department's five-year history at the NCAA Division I level that two ranked teams squared off against each other.
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