For Immediate Release: March 9, 2008
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Defending NEC champion Monmouth tops women's lacrosse 16-7

Box Score

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Monmouth senior midfielder Megan Nutter scored a game-high six goals to lead the host Hawks past visiting Binghamton, 16-7, Sunday at Kessler Field.

Nutter, a two-time first team All-NEC midfielder, netted five of her six scores in the decisive first half. The Hawks, NCAA tournament participants in each of the past two seasons, improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Bearcats fall to 2-4.

Binghamton led 2-1 early on goals from freshmen
Kate Tesi (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Lisa Illig (Corning, N.Y.). Monmouth, however, would rally with four straight goals and eight of the next 10 to close out the half with a 9-4 advantage.

The host Hawks netted three straight to start the second half extending its lead to 12-4 with 13:56 remaining and closed the game out on a 5-2 run to create the final margin.

Tesi led Binghamton with three goals, senior
Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.) added a pair of scores, and Illig and freshman teammate Ali Castiglie (Middle Island, N.Y.) each contributed a goal and an assist. Musso has now recorded at least one point in eight straight games dating back to last season.

Sandra Alvarez (Port Washington, N.Y.) made her second straight start in net for the Bearcats finishing with eight saves.

Binghamton is back in action on Wednesday when they host Siena in the first of three night games at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Saints enter Wednesday's contest with a 1-2 record.

Notes: Sunday's meeting marked the first between the two programs.

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