For Immediate Release: March 6, 2004
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Bearcats drop 17-11 decision to Columbia in season opener

Box Score

NEW YORK, N.Y.--Visiting Binghamton (0-1) recovered from a slow start to score nine goals in the second half, but Columbia (2-0) proved too strong, defeating the Bearcats 17-11 on Saturday afternoon at Wien Stadium.

"We picked up our transition game much better in the second half," head coach Sue Frost said. "For the first time being outdoors, I thought we played well, especially as the game went on."

Freshman attack Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) scored four goals in her collegiate debut, and classmate Anna Riordan (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) as well as sophomore Lauren Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.) each scored two goals apiece for Binghamton. The Bearcats enjoyed the strongest offensive output in their short history, and scored on 11 of their 25 shots. In all, six different players got into the scoring column for Binghamton.

The Lions jumped out to the lead early on, taking a 4-1 lead in the first five minutes of the game. After Columbia scored two goals in the first two minutes, Binghamton got on the board on a free position goal from Wetherell. The Lions scored six unanswered goals, though, and put the game out of reach by halftime.

The Bearcats return to action on Friday afternoon when they visit nationally ranked Division II school C.W. Post at 3 p.m.

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