Immediate Release: March 31, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Binghamton women's lacrosse drops home opener to Albany 16-6
VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (0-7, 0-2
America East) dropped a 16-6 decision to Albany (5-4, 1-0 AE)
in its home opener on Saturday at the East Gym Complex.
Albany senior Kate Fontana paced all players on the afternoon
with five goals and three assists, while senior Sarah Spillett
and freshman Christine Grueniger each added four apiece for the
The trio combined for 10 of UA's 11 first-half goals to send
the Great Danes into the break with a commanding 11-2 advantage.
Albany controlled the tempo over the first 30 minutes, outshooting
Binghamton 25-5, while limiting the Bearcats to just two shots
Despite being outscored by a 5-4 margin, Binghamton played much
stronger in the second half, as they held the advantage in both
ground balls (14-12) and draw controls (8-2). Senior Danielle
Edwards (Horseheads, N.Y.) had a pair of goals and junior
Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.) chipped
in with a goal and an assist to lead Binghamton. Edwards now
has a team-leading 12 goals on the season.
Sophomore Kara Slowik (Warners, N.Y.)
led BU's defensive efforts with a team-high five ground alls.
Sophomore C.J. Cuneo (East Northport,
N.Y) and junior Sandra Alvarez (Port
Washington, N.Y.) split time manning the crease for BU. Cuneo
got the start and finished with 10 saves before yielding to Alvarez,
who recorded three saves over the final 30 minutes of action.
Binghamton hosts Niagara on
Wednesday at noon.