Immediate Release: February 29, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women's lacrosse drops league opener to UMBC, 15-8
N.Y. -- UMBC's Ali Levendusky scored a game-high six goals to
lead the visiting Retrievers past the Binghamton women's lacrosse
team, 15-8, in the America East Conference opener for both teams
Friday from the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Levendusky, a second-team all-conference attack in 2007, and
junior teammate Abbey Swift paced the Retriever attack with six
and five points, respectively. Swift finished the afternoon with
four goals and an assist to her credit.
UMBC (2-2, 1-0 America East) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the
game's first 6:50 and scored seven of the next nine goals for
a 10-2 advantage at halftime.
The Retrievers controlled 10 of 12 draw first-half draw controls
and finished with a decisive 18-6 advantage.
Freshman Ali Castiglie (Middle
Island, N.Y.) put the Bearcats on the board with her team-best
fifth goal of the season at the 21:42 mark. Sophomore Erika
(Geneva, N.Y.) added a score for BU with 17:32 remaining in the
period. Castiglie and Travis both added assists to finish with
two points apiece.
The second half was played amid persistent snow that blanketed
the field and affected visibility. The Retrievers scored three
of the first four goals and twice stretched their lead to 10
in the final period, before the Bearcats ran off three straight
goals as part of a 5-2 run to close the game.
Sophomore midfielder Lizzie Wright (Massapequa,
N.Y.) led Binghamton on the afternoon with three goals and four
Senior tri-captain Leanne Musso (Auburn,
N.Y.) and freshman Lisa Illig (Corning,
N.Y.) each contributed a goal and an assist, while freshman Beth
N.Y.) chipped in with her second goal of the season.
Freshman Lauren Scott (Jarrettsville,
Md.) made nine saves in net for the Bearcats, while her UMBC
counterpart, junior Susie Sweeney, turned away seven BU efforts
to record her second win of the season.
Binghamton (1-2, 0-1 AE) is back in action on Sunday when the
Bearcats host Iona at the Bearcats Sports Complex at 2 p.m.