Immediate Release: April 8, 2006
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Mulheron's four goals lead Binghamton men's lacrosse to 9-5 win at Vermont
BURLINGTON, VT.-- Freshman attack Chris Mulheron (Canandaigua, N.Y.) scored a career-high four goals and had a pair of assists, leading Binghamton (6-3, 2-0 AE) to a 9-5 win at Vermont (7-4, 0-2 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. The victory is the second in a row for the Bearcats.
Mulheron has now scored at least one goal in all nine of the Bearcats' games this season. He leads the squad with 13 goals, 15 assists and 28 total points. Sophomore midfielder Stephen Smith (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and freshman attack Jake Boyce (Pittsford, N.Y.) each added a goal and an assist while junior attack Matt McNamara (Oswego, N.Y.) recorded a pair of assists.
"Chris had a big game for us," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "He finished off nearly all of his shots and was involved in most of our goals."
Mulheron opened the scoring 4:09 into the game but the Catamounts rebounded to take a 3-1 lead with 14:29 left in the first half. Mike Maher, who scored a team-high three goals for Vermont, found the back of the net twice during that spurt.
From there, however, the Bearcats scored three unanswered goals to go up 4-3 at the half. Mulheron had a goal and an assist during that span and the Bearcats had a 15-1 shot advantage in the second quarter.
Maher tied the game at 4-4 with 10:52 but the Bearcats responded with two goals in the ensuing 45 seconds. Smith netted an unassisted goal at the 10:35 mark and Mulheron followed just 27 ticks later.
In the fourth quarter, Binghamton scored three times in a span of 6:50 to put the game away. Mulheron had his final goal and assist during the run as the Bearcats went up 9-4 with 3:01 left in the game.
"We tightened up our defense later in the game," Stephenson said. "We settled down and were stronger towards the end of the game."
Vermont got a final goal from Austin Humphries with 27 seconds remaining but the issue had long since been decided.
Freshman J.P. Wioncek (Beverly, Mass.) had another solid game in the faceoff circle, winning 11 of 17 draws. He also scooped up a game-high nine ground balls.
Binghamton outshot Vermont 38-22. Senior goalie Kevin McKeown (Brewster, N.Y.) recorded five saves.
The Bearcats return home for a 4 p.m. game against Colgate on Tuesday.
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