Immediate Release: April 20, 2004
Contact: David Berman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Siena ends Bearcats five-game winning streak with 7-6 win
VESTAL, N.Y.--In the second game of a home lacrosse doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, Binghamton (6-5) saw its five-game winning streak come to an end in a heartbreaking 7-6 loss to Siena (1-9). The Bearcats had four potential game-tying shots in the final 1:42 of the game but could not find the equalizer as the Saints ended a nine-game losing streak.
After Siena scored back-to-back goals with 7:30 remaining and 4:14 remaining to break a 5-5 tie and go up by two goals, the Bearcats drew within one with 2:04 left on a goal by freshman attack Rob Williams (Fulton, N.Y.). Binghamton then controlled the ensuing faceoff and maintained possession of the ball over the final two minutes. In the frenzied closing seconds of the game, Siena goalie John Bamford made two of his 16 saves in the final 14 seconds to preserve the win.
Earlier in the quarter, sophomore midfielder Joe Conner (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) had tied the game at 5-5 on a goal with 8:11 showing. It drew the Bearcats even with Siena for the first time since the middle of the second period. The Saints struck back decisively, however, as Paul Wolpert's goal at the 7:30 mark put Siena on top for good.
Freshman attack Matt McNamara (Oswego, N.Y.) led Binghamton with two goals and classmate Jeff Santucci (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) had two assists. Sophomore attack Joe Vavala (Dewey Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen) added a goal and an assist.
Daniel Wolpert and Matt Walsh each tallied two goals and an assist for Siena, while Eric Hungershafer and Christopher Padden added one goal apiece.
Binghamton returns to action this Saturday with a road conference game at Vermont. Game-time in Burlington is set for 1 p.m.
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