Release: April 1, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
Binghamton women's lacrosse falls 17-8 to Stony Brook in conference
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Amy Taylor scored a game-high four goals and Kaitlin
Leggio and Jill Gridley each added three scores apiece leading
Stony Brook past Binghamton 17-8 in an America East Conference
women's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon at the East Gym Track
Complex. With the loss, the Bearcats drop to 3-7 overall and
0-1 in league play, while the Seawolves improve to 5-3 and 1-1.
On the strength of Leggio's hat trick, the Seawolves held a 4-1
advantage after just nine minutes of action. Junior attack Danielle Edwards (Horseheads, N.Y.) would
then respond with her first of a team-high three scores, off
a feed from teammate Lauren Wetherell
(Bethpage, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 4-2.
The score would stand that way for nearly nine minutes before
sophomore Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.)
circled the cage and fed Wetherell on the crease for a quick
stick goal to bring the Beacats within one goal.
That, however, would be as close as Binghamton would get, as
Taylor answered with consecutive tallies to power a 6-1 half-ending
run for the visiting Seawolves. The surge included three goals
in the half's final 1:10, giving Stony Brook a comfortable 10-4
lead and much of the contest's momentum headed into the break.
In the second half, the Seawolves picked up right where they
left off, as they stormed out of the gate and registered six
of the period's first seven scores to put the game effectively
out of reach. On the afternoon, Stony Brook had a total of eight
different players find the back of the cage.
"It was not the result we were looking for," head coach
Emily Edmonston said. "Stony Brook came out and played with
more intensity and it showed."
Edwards led all Binghamton scorers with three goals and an assist,
while teammates Musso, Wetherell, and Julia
Demuth (Jordan, N.Y.) each added a goal and an assist apiece.
Sophomore Sandra Alvarez (Port Washington,
N.Y.) made 15 saves in between the pipes for the Bearcats, who
were outshot by a 34-16 margin in the contest.
Binghamton returns to action
on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Niagara University.
Game time is set for 4 p.m.