For Immediate Release: April 1, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton women's lacrosse falls 17-8 to Stony Brook in conference opener

Box Score

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.


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