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For Immediate Release: February 26, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Lehigh defeats women's lacrosse team 16-5 in season-opening game

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Bethlehem, Pa.--Christine Smith netted a game-high four goals, leading Lehigh (1-0) to a 16-5 win over Binghamton (0-1) in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The game marked the start of the Bearcats' fourth season as a Division I program and its first under new head coach Emily Edmonston.

Smith scored three of her goals during the second half as the Mountain Hawks went on a 10-2 run. Binghamton trailed by just 6-3 at the half and 7-4 with 26:00 remaining in the second half. From there, however, Lehigh scored eight unanswered goals to put the game out of reach.

"I was pleased with our transition game for the first 30 minutes, especially since we've only had two practices outside this season," Edmonston said. "We tired out in the second half and didn't have an answer for their transition game."

Senior attack Laura Gabbamonte (Glen Cove, N.Y.) and sophomore attatck Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) each scored two goals in the losing effort. The other goal was scored by freshman Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.).

Senior goalie Christa Quon (Vestal, N.Y.) had 16 saves.

Lehigh outshot Binghamton 40-19 for the game, including 24-5 in the second half.

Binghamton heads to Syracuse on Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. game.

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