Immediate Release: March 17, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian
Binghamton storms back in second half to defeat Siena 14-13
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.-- Sophomore midfielder Lauren Chemotti (Skaneateles, N.Y.) netted the game-winning goal with 1:56 remaining in regulation, propelling Binghamton (1-2) to a 14-13 win at Siena (2-3) in a women's lacrosse non-conference game on Thursday afternoon. The win marked the first career triumph for rookie head coach Emily Edmonston.
Binghamton was down 9-5 at the half but went on a 9-4 blitz in the second half to pull out the victory. The four-goal deficit represents the Bearcats' largest come-from-behind victory since becoming an intercollegiate program three years ago. It also marked the second time in two seasons that Binghamton has defeated Siena by a single goal (the Bearcats won 16-15 at home last season).
Chemotti's game-winning goal came off a free possession shot eight meters away from the goal. The Bearcats won the ensuing draw control and kept the ball for the remainder of the game.
"This is a great win for us," Edmonston said. "We didn't have a good first half but in the second half our possession and execution made the difference. We were more aggressive and took a lot more chances."
Down by four goals after 30 minutes, Binghamton scored eight of the first nine goals in the second half to take a 13-10 lead with 8:02 remaining. Grose scored three of her goals during that span.
The Saints, however, refused to go quietly, scoring three goals in a span of 2:24 to tie the game at 13-13 with 2:57 left in the second half. Christina Pampalone, who had three goals during the game, got the equalizer on an unassisted goal. Siena, however, would not get off another shot the rest of the game.
For Binghamton, sophomore attackers Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Danielle Edwards (Horseheads, N.Y.) each recorded a team-high four goals. Freshman midfielder Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.) added two goals and a game-high three assists.
Michelle Eide led Siena with four goals.
Binghamton has its home-opening game on Saturday against Le Moyne at 1 p.m.
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