For Immediate Release: March 2, 2010
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Binghamton men's lacrosse loses 15-12 at Villanova

Box score

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Despite a six-goal, one-assist performance by freshman attack Matt Springer, Binghamton (1-2) lost a 15-12 shootout at Villanova (1-1) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon at Villanova Stadium. The loss is the second straight setback for the Bearcats.

Springer's six goals tied the school record set by Stephen Smith against Hartford on April 1, 2006. His seven points also tied Smith's program mark, which was set against Hartford on April 16, 2005.

The Wildcats, however, had plenty of offensive firepower of their own on Tuesday. Michael Vigilante and Jack Rice each scored three times while Kevin Cunningham finished with two goals and a game-high four assists.

Down 4-3 after the first quarter (in which Springer scored twice), Villanova ripped off three goals in the opening 3:12 of the second period. Vigilante and Cunningham each scored once during that span.

Binghamton pulled to within 7-6 at the half but the Wildcats scored four of the first five goals in the third quarter. Rice scored twice during that run.

The Bearcats got four goals in the fourth quarter but the Wildcats maintained at least a three-goal cushion during the final 15 minutes of play.

Villanova outshot Binghamton 40-33 for the game. Junior goalie Dan Solazzo made 13 saves for the Bearcats.

Each team won 15 of the 30 faceoffs.

Binghamton returns home for a 1 p.m. on Saturday against Drexel.

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