For Immediate Release: April 3, 2010
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses 11-8 at Vermont in AE opener

Box score

BURLINGTON, Vt.-- Derek Lichtfuss scored eight goals and Drew Phillie added eight assists, leading Vermont (2-7, 1-0 AE) to an 11-8 win over visiting Binghamton (2-7, 0-1 AE) in an America East Confernece men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at at Moulton Winder Field. The loss in the third straight setback for the Bearcats.

The eight goals by Lichtfuss is the most ever scored in a game against Binghamton. In addition, the eight assists by Phillie also sets the single-game opponent record against the Bearcats.

For the Bearcats, senior attack Jeff Rurey and freshman attack Matt Springer each scored twice. Junior midfielder Frank Donlon added a goal and an assist.

Lichtfuss scored four times in the opening 15 minutes as the Catamounts jumped out to a 5-1 lead. All four of his goals were assisted by Phillie.

Binghamton cut the lead to 5-3 late in the second quarter on goals by Rurey and Springer. Lichtfuss, however, netted a pair of goals in the final 30 seconds, giving Vermont a 7-3 lead at the break. Phillie assisted on the second goal, which came with just three seconds remaining before halftime.

The seventh goal by Lichtfuss put the Catamounts up 8-3 early in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Lichtfuss and Phillie scored 28 seconds apart, stretching the lead to 10-5 with 8:22 left in regulation.

Vermont outshot Binghamton by just 31-30 for the game but won 15 of the 23 faceoffs.

Binghamton hosts Siena on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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