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For Immediate Release: March 29, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton ends five-game road trip with loss to Colgate 19-9
Bearcats were outscored 11-4 in the second half

Box Score

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- The Binghamton women's lacrosse team wrapped up its five-game road trip at Colgate, Tuesday evening. The Bearcats (2-9) fell to the Red Raiders (5-4) 19-9 from Tyler's Field. BU went 1-4 over the five-game stretch that took them to North Carolina, Boston and back to Upstate New York.

Shocked by Binghamton's two goals in the final minute of the first half, Colgate came out of the locker room motivated. The Red Raiders recorded a 3-0 run in the first four minutes and built an insurmountable lead. The Bearcats tried to claw back on the strength of goals by sophomores Katherine Hunsberger and Casey Bulman, but Colgate would score six straight goals as they held Binghamton scoreless for over 15 minutes of play.

After the Bearcats dominated almost every statistical category in the first half, the Red Raiders turned the tables on BU. Colgate outshot Binghamton 24-13 in the second half, while commanding the draw controls, 11-5. Colgate doubled-up Binghamton in ground balls, chasing down 12 compared to BU's six.

In a high-scoring first half, Colgate raced out to a four-to-nothing lead in the first ten minutes of play. Junior attack Lis Zuern finally put the Bearcats on the boards, firing an unassisted shot past the Colgate goalie. Senior and leading goal-scorer, Beth Moore followed Zuern's back-netter with a goal of her own just minutes later to cut the Red Raider lead to two.

From there, Colgate put together another run, tallying three straight goals and pushing their five, 7-2. The two squads traded goals and then in the final minute senior attack Ali Castiglie struck twice in 36 seconds. After Castiglie's first goal, Moore took the draw control and scored what seemed like a goal, but play was called dead prior to the shot because of a foul on Colgate. Another foul on Colgate gave Castiglie a free position attempt with just seconds left, which found the back of the net, cutting the lead to three heading into the locker room.

Binghamton outshot Colgate and dominated the draw circle in the first half, but the Red Raiders made the most of their opportunities netting eight of its 13 shot attempts. The Bearcats won nine of the 14 draw controls, but were unable to turn extra possessions into points.

Free position shots hurt the Bearcats as they converted just two of nine attempts. BU had sound ball control, successfully clearing 12 of 15 attempts and committed just 14 turnovers.

Beth Moore and Lis Zuern each finished the game with two goals. Moore picked up a team-high six ground balls. Senior defender Lauren Lukefahr notched her first goal of the season.

Binghamton finally returns home after their five-game road trip Saturday, April 2 as they welcome the Vermont Catamounts. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. from the Bearcats Sports Complex.

NOTES: Binghamton is 1-3 all-time against Colgate...Castiglie's two goals gives her 142 points in her career, two away from the program's all-time record...BU is 3-6 against Patriot League opponents all-time...Moore and Lukefahr were each awarded yellow cards.

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