Immediate Release: March 16, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women's Lacrosse's Comeback Bid Falls Short at Canisius, 9-7
N.Y. -- Binghamton put forth a gallant second-half effort, but
its comeback bid fell short as the Bearcats dropped a 9-7 decision
at Canisius in women's lacrosse action Sunday at the Demske Sports
The host Golden Griffs (2-3) scored four of the game's first
five goals, staking claim to a 6-2 halftime advantage. The Bearcat
women, however, came out rejuvenated in the second half of play
and rallied back from the four-goal deficit with a 5-1 run to
even the score at 7-7 with 14:06 left to play.
Canisius, picked to finish second in the MAAC preseason poll,
stemmed the BU run with a score at the 11:04 mark to regain the
lead and tacked on an insurance goal just over two minutes later
to create the final margin.
"I thought in the second half we came out with much more
intensity and really played until the end - which was a great
sign for us," first-year head coach Tony Zostant said. "We
still had some trouble in between the thirties. We are a young
team and will make young mistakes under pressure, but we 'll
continue to work on clearing those up. Overall, I thought it
was a well-played game and thought we hustled until the end.
Four freshmen accounted for all the Bearcat scoring on the afternoon
led by Erica Hill's (Delmar,
N.Y.) three-goal effort.
Hill had a pair of markers during the Binghamton surge, the first
off an assist from Julia Demuth (Jordan,
N.Y.) at the 27:09 mark and the second a game-tying score off
a feed from the Bearcats' scoring leader Ali
(Middle Island, N.Y.). Hill now has five goals and six points
in the last two games.
finished the afternoon with a goal and an assist. She has now
recorded a point in each of the BU's eight games and leads the
team with 23 points on the season.
Fellow freshman Beth Moore (Hauppauge,
N.Y.) had a pair of goals, while classmate Kate
(Yorktown, N.Y.) added a score to round out BU's scoring. Moore
also added four ground balls.
Freshman Lauren Scott (Jarrettsville,
Md.) and senior Sandra Alvarez (Port
Washington, N.Y.) split time in goal for the Bearcats. Scott
made nine saves and allowed three goals in the final 30 minutes,
while Alvarez got the starting nod and finished with two saves.
Sophomore Christina Smith (Somers,
N.Y.) turned in another solid effort on the defensive end, finishing
with a game-high five ground balls, two caused turnovers, and
a draw control.
Emily Maguire and Marissa Brown each had a pair of goals to lead
Binghamton (3-5, 0-1 AE) returns to action Tuesday when they
host LeMoyne at 7 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcat
women have won three of four home contests this season.
Notes: The Griffs and Bearcats have played each other
four previous times, with Canisius emerging victorious three
times...The two teams last played in 2006 with Canisius winning,