Release: April 12, 2008
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Men's lacrosse tops Vermont 6-5 for first America East win
Bearcats jump out to 5-1 lead, hold off second-half Catamount rally
Burlington, Vt. -- Junior midfielder Duncan Streeten (Corning, N.Y.) led the had a goal and an assist, leading Binghamton (3-6, 1-2 AE) to a 6-5 win at Vermont (4-9, 1-2 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at Moulton Winder Field. The Bearcats received goals from six different players on the afternoon en route to snapping thier four-game losing skid.
Binghamton dominated the first 30 minutes of action outshooting host Vermont 23-4 and jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead.
Sophomore midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan, N.Y.) put the Bearcats on the board with an unassisted tally just 1:15 into the game. Carlson's team-best eighth goal of the season was the first of three unanswered BU scores.
Chris Welch (Skaneateles, N.Y.) converted an extra-man opportunity to round out the first quarter scoring and Streeten found the net for the first time of the season at the 11:00 mark of the second to stake BU to a 3-0 advantage.
Vermont responded with a goal from Andrew Kelleher goal at the 4:15 mark, but the Bearcats struck twice in the final three minutes receiving goals from sophomore attackmen and former Vestal High School teammates Jeff Rurey (Vestal, N.Y.) and Andy Cook (Vestal, N.Y.).
The Catamounts, who entered the game with a three-game home win streak, fought valiantly to get back into the contest, scoring three times in an early third quarter flurry.
Junior midfielder Kevin Joy (Camillus, N.Y.) stemmed the Vermont run with his second goal in as many games, netting the eventual game-winner with 6:42 left in the the third.
In the fourth quarter, the Catamounts added a score with 3:55 left to play, but failed to register the equalizer despite outshooting Binghamton 10-3 over the final 15 minutes.
Junior Larry Kline (Beverly, Mass.) posted five saves and had a ground ball in his third win of the season. Junior J.P. Wioncek (Beverly, Mass.) won 9-of-15 faceoffs.
Binghamton hosts Stony Brook on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG.
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