Immediate Release: March 9, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
Defending NEC champion Monmouth tops women's lacrosse 16-7
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
(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
(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.
Senior 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