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