Immediate Release: April 8, 2009
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Freshman Lis Zuern scored five times, including one to tie the game at the end of regulation and the game winner in overtime to lead the Binghamton women's lacrosse team (3-9, 0-3 AE) over hosting Le Moyne at a muddy Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The Dolphins broke into the scoring column first, but Zuern would answer 20 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1 just 2:57 seconds into the game. Le Moyne would score a pair, broken up by a goal by sophomore Ali Castiglie before Binghamton would go on a three goal run that included two more from Zuern and another from Castiglie. The Bearcats would take a 5-3 lead with 15:02 left in the first half.
However, the Dolphins would rally scoring the final six goals of the half to surprise the Bearcats and carry a 9-5 advantage into halftime.
Le Moyne started up the second half in similar fashion, firing one into the back of the net with exactly three minutes off the clock to take a 10-5 lead. The Bearcats would claw back with a five goal run that featured goals from sophomore Kaitlyn Concialdi, sophomore Beth Moore, freshman Meg Brown, and Castiglie. Sophomore Lisa Illig would cap the run off a feed from Zuern to tie the game at 10-10 with 13:18 left in the game.
The Dolphins found another rally and sophomore Nerissa Barzee put Le Moyne back on top 11-10 with 10:58 left setting the stage for Zuern's heroics. Zuern tied the game with 6:05 remaining in regulation and produced the game winner off a free position attempt with 4:27 left in overtime.
"We played really well to come back. Lis Zuern had the greatest game ever of her career," raved head coach Tony Zostant. "We played as a team we played a very intense second half. Emily Miller came up big in overtime with some key saves."
The Bearcats dominated the shots with a commanding 43-23 advantage. However, the Bearcats were out shot in overtime 5-3 by Le Moyne but sophomore Emily Miller anchored the goal saving all five.
Zuern's total of six points from five goals and one assist set a career high for the freshman.
Binghamton resumes conference play when the Bearcats visit conference rival Stony Brook this Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m.
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