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