For Immediate Release: March 4, 2009
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses 7-6 in overtime to Villanova

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman attack C.J. Small scored 54 seconds into sudden-death overtime, leading Villanova (4-0) to a 7-6 come-from-behind win against Binghamton (0-4) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Wednesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Wildcats, who are receiving votes in both Top 20 polls, overcame a four-goal deficit at the half.

Small, who finished the game with a pair of goals, fired home the game winner from five yards out. The Wildcats had won the opening faceoff of the extra period and got the ball to sophomore attack Mike Brennan, who was stationed behind the goal. Brennan fed the ball to Small who wasted no time in taking the decisive shot of the game.

Binghamton had used a 5-0 run in the second quarter to take a 6-2 lead at the half. Junior attack Andy Cook scored three goals and added an assist during the opening 30 minutes, giving him his third career hat trick.

If the first 30 minutes belong to Cook, then senior attack Chris McDonald owned the final two quarters. He had a goal and three assists during that span as Villanova eventually deadlocked the game. Brennan capped the rally after taking a pass from McDonald and scoring from close range with 2:15 left in regulation.

Villanova outshot Binghamton 31-17 and won 10 of the 16 faceoffs.

Senior goalie Larry Kline made 12 saves for the Bearcats for the second game in a row.

Binghamton hosts Marist on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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