For Immediate Release: March 28, 2009
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses 8-7 to UMBC in America East semifinals

Box score

BALTIMORE, MD.--Senior attack Ryan Smith netted a game-high four goals, powering No. 6 UMBC (8-2, 2-0 AE) to a 13-4 win over Binghamton (1-8, 0-2 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday night at UMBC Stadium. The game marked the fourth straight setback for the Bearcats, who have faced three nationally-ranked teams during that stretch.

Smith scored two of his goals in the opening quarter as the host Retrievers built a 5-1 lead after 15 minutes of play. Both teams scored twice in the second quarter but UMBC reeled off four unanswered goals to start the third period to go up 11-3. From there, the Retrievers scored two of the games final three goals.

UMBC outshot Binghamton 36-27, held a 36-28 edge in ground balls and won 14 of 21 faceoffs.

Junior attack Chris Jones added two goals and an assist for the Retrievers while fellow junior attack Matt Lathham also scored twice.

Junior attack Andy Cook led the Bearcats with a goal and an assist.

Senior goalie Larry Kline made 12 saves, marking the fourth straight game he has reached double figures in stops.

Binghamton heads to No. 15 Colgate on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game.

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