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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton drops America East opener to Boston U. 15-6
Junior attack Lis Zuern nets hat trick for Bearcats

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team dropped its America East opener at Boston University 15-6, Saturday afternoon from Nickerson Field. The Bearcats (2-8, 0-1 AE) went on a late first half run to cut the Boston U. (5-4, 1-0 AE) deficit to one, but were unable to capitalize on their momentum after the half.

Boston U. jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first half, but the Bearcats responded with a goal from junior attack Lis Zuern at the 21:37 mark. The Terriers netted the next three goals in a six minute span to extend their lead to 5-1 with 14:08 remaining before halftime. Unphased by the Boston run, Binghamton countered with a run of their own led by Zuern.

The Bearcats managed to cut the deficit to three with Zuern's second goal of the game when, after receiving a pass from senior Ali Castilgie, Zuern struck again, making the score 5-3. Redshirt senior Lizzie Wright found the back of the net late in the half to bring the Bearcats within one. Boston U. would then go on a 9-0 run that bridged the two halves and over 20 minutes of play putting the game out of reach at 14-4.

Binghamton, playing the six-time defending America East champions, were outshot 30-12 by the Terriers. Boston U. also controlled the draw circle winning 17 of 23 draw controls, maximizing its possessions. The Bearcats played almost even in ground balls chasing down 13, while Boston snatched up 15.

Senior Beth Moore scored a pair of second half goals to eclipse the century mark for her career. Moore has now scored 101 goals in her proflific BU career. She is the first-ever Bearcat to net 100-plus goals in the program's history.

Siobhan Menz, a two-time all-conference selection, picked up three ground balls bringing her season total to 30.

Binghamton's next match-up will be against non-conference opponent, Colgate on Tuesday, March 29 before returning to conference play. Opening draw is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Hamilton, N.Y.

NOTES: Lis Zuern recorded her fourth hat trick of the season...Ali Castiglie with her assist now has 140 points in her career, she is four points from the BU all-time record.

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