Immediate Release: April 14, 2007
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Men's lacrosse rallies but loses 11-10 in double overtime at No. 15 UMBC
BALTIMORE, MD. -- Senior attack Drew Westervelt scored with one second remaining in the second sudden-death overtime, leading UMBC (7-4, 2-1 AE) to an 11-10 win over Binghamton (3-7, 2-1 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday night at UMBC Stadium. The Bearcats rallied from a six-goal, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime but were unable to secure their first win this season over a nationally-ranked opponent.
Westervelt, who finished the night with three goals and two assists, finished off a Retriever clear that began with 18 seconds remaining in the second sudden-death period. UMBC ran down the clock and Westervelt beat the buzzer to avoid the upset.
The Bearcat loss overshadowed a career night for freshman midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan, N.Y.), who led all scorers with five goals. He scored four straight goals to start the fourth quarter as the Bearcats trimmed a 10-4 deficit to just two goals with 9:25 left in regulation. Sophomore attack Jake Boyce (Pittsford, N.Y.) made it 10-9 at the 8:37 mark and freshman attack Andy Cook (Vestal, N.Y.) tied the game with one second left in regulation.
Earlier in the game, UMBC broke open a 4-4 deadlock midway through the second quarter with six consecutive goals to take a 10-4 cushion at the end of the third quarter. Westervelt had a goal and two assists during that span.
Sophomore attack Chris Mulheron (Canandaigua, N.Y.) finished with a goal and two assists while junior midfielder Stephen Smith (Canandaigua, N.Y.) had a pair of assists. Sophomore faceoff specialist J.P. Wioncek (Beverly, Mass.) won 16 of his 25 draws.
NOTE: The game was the Bearcats' second double-overtime game in their six-year history. Binghamton defeated Towson 7-6 on March 4, 2006.
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