Release: March 29, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
Binghamton women's lacrosse defeats St. Francis (Pa.) 20-7 in
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior tri-captain Lauren
Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.) tallied a school-record nine points
leading Binghamton past St. Francis (Pa.) 20-7 in a non-conference
women's lacrosse game Wednesday afternoon at the East Gym Track
Complex. The game marked the season's home opener for the Bearcat
Wetherell's four-goal, five-assist effort eclipsed Binghamton's
single-game record for most points scored. The previous best
of seven points had been reached on three occasions, most recently
by former BU player Becky Green during the 2004 campaign.
"It was a terrific home opener," head coach Emily Edmonston
said. "I thought that both Lauren and Shannon (Frawley)
really came up huge for us. This was a much-needed victory as
we head into conference play."
Binghamton exploded offensively,
putting the game out of reach with a 9-1 spurt spanning the final
18 minutes of the first half. The decisive run gave the Bearcats
a commanding 11-3 edge after 30 minutes of action.
The relentless attack continued
in the final stanza, as the Bearcats outscored the visiting Red
Flashes 9-4 for the final margin. The 20 goals is also a new
school record, besting the previous mark of 19, set against St.
Francis (Pa.) back on April 20, 2004.
The record-setting afternoon saw junior midfielder Anna
Riordan (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) continue her stellar spring
campaign, recording five points on a pair of finishes and three
assists, while sophomore midfielder Kristin
Marsjanik (Webster, N.Y.) and junior attack Heather
Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) each registered hat tricks
with three goals apiece.
Freshmen Julia Demuth (Jordan, N.Y.)
and Brady Halbert (Keuka Park, N.Y.)
both added a pair of tallies as well for Binghamton, which had
a record total of 10 different players find the back of cage.
Defensively for the Bearcats, freshmen Shannon
Frawley (Pearl River, N.Y.) and Kara
Slowik (Warners, N.Y.) led the way with a game-high six ground
Sophomore Sandra Alvarez (Port Washington,
N.Y.) manned the Bearcats' crease for much of the afternoon,
making four saves en route to her third victory of the spring.
In relief of Alvarez, freshman Carolyn Cuneo
(East Northport, N.Y.) came up with three saves in her first
Binghamton returns to action
on Saturday as they open up America East conference play with
a 1 p.m. contest against Stony Brook University.
Notes: With the win, Binghamton is just one victory shy
of equaling a program-record (4) for wins in a season...The Bearcats
are 4-1 all-time against St. Francis (Pa.) and 2-3 in home-opening