Immediate Release: April 5, 2005
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Binghamton women's lacrosse falls to Niagara 11-7
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Visiting Niagara (4-1) used a 6-2 run to open the game handing Binghamton (1-6, 0-1 AE) a 11-7 loss Tuesday afternoon at the East Gym Complex in a non-conference game. Binghamton is now 0-4 all time against Niagara.
In the first half at the 2:33 mark senior attack Laura Gabbamonte (Glen Cove, N.Y.) scored the first goal of the game on an assist by sophomore midfielder Anna Riordan (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), giving Binghamton its only lead. The Purple Eagles scored the next three goals, the first by Erin Castor, the second and third by Ashley Baker. At the 17:48 mark Riordan scored her first of two goals on an assist by sophomore midfielder Lauren Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.). Niagara would score the next three goals, two by Rachel Jones and one by Katie Gates. With 10 seconds left in the first half sophomore attack Danielle Edwards (Horseheads, N.Y.) would score her first of three goals on an assist by sophmore midfielder Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.).
The second half opened on a free position shot by Niagara's Miko Daluisio. Wetherall scored her only goal of the game on an assist by Gabbamonte. Niagara's Daluisio followed with her second goal of the half. Binghamton's Edwards scored her second goal of the game 13:19 seconds into the second half on an assist by Wetherell. Niagara scored the next two goals by Baker and Elizabeth Johnson. At 24:38 Edwards scored her final goal of the game on Wetherell's third assist of the game. Niagara's Gates scored her scored her second goal of the game at the 26:34 mark. Riordan scored her second goal of the game with 27:53 left in the second half on Edward's only assist of the game.
"I think we had good moments, but we lacked consistency," head coach Emily Edmonston said. "Our turnovers cost us the game."
Senior goalie Christa Quon (Vestal, N.Y.) made 11 saves, while Niagra goalie Gill Whitney had 16.
The teams both had 31 shots. Binghamton had the advantage in ground balls scooping 40 grounds balls, while Niagara collected 28. Niagara had 18 turnovers, while the Bearcats had 16.
The Bearcats will host Vermont on Sunday at noon.
NOTE: Danille Edwards has scored seven goals in her past two games
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