Immediate Release: April 9, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Albany tops Binghamton women's lacrosse 11-8
N.Y. -- Sophomore Kayla Best scored a game-high four goals and
Albany's four unanswered goals to close out the first half proved
to be the difference in an 11-8 victory over visiting Binghamton
With the win, the host Great Danes improve to 8-5 overall and
even their league mark at 2-2. The Bearcats fall to 4-9 on the
season and 0-4 in conference play.
"We had an excellent defensive effort again," said
head coach Tony Zostant. "We played a solid 60 minutes...we
just came up short tonight. If we continue with the effort we
are putting in, we will have good things coming down the road.
I am just really proud of how we brought the intensity for entire
game. Offense, defense, tranisition - we played well in all facets
of the game. Although it was a loss, we will buld off this."
Fellow sophomore Christine Grueniger netted a pair of first-half
goals, the first breaking a 2-2 tie at the 8:07 mark, as part
of 4-0 half-ending run to give the Great Danes a 6-2 cushion
after 30 minutes. Grueniger finished with three points (2 g,
1 a) on the evening.
The Bearcats battled back in the second half, twice cutting the
deficit to two goals at 6-4 and 8-6, but Best registered back-to-back
goals midway through the period to stretch the lead back to four
and secure the Great Dane victory.
Freshman Ali Castiglie (Middle
Island, N.Y.) led the Bearcats with two goals raising her team-high
point total to 32 (14 g, 18 a). Classmate Kate
(Yorktown, N.Y.) scored her fourth goal in the last two games
contributing a goal and an assist.
Senior Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.) scored her
team-leading 21st goal and added a game-high tying three draw
Julia Demuth (Jordan,
N.Y.), sophomore Lizzie Wright (Massapequa,
N.Y.), and freshmen Kate Concialdi (Yorktown,
N.Y.) and Jen Fischer (Yorktown,
N.Y.) each scored a goal apiece to round out the BU scoring.
Senior Sandra Alvarez (Port
Washington, N.Y.), honored as the America East Defender of the
Week on Monday, played the full 60 minutes in net for the Bearcats
and recorded 11 saves.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team will host their final home
game of the season, as the face off against league opponent Stony
Brook Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sandra Alvarez, Kristen Marsjanik, and Leanne Musso will be playing
in their final home game of their careers, and will be honored
prior to game as part of Senior Day.
Albany took last year's matchup 16-6 in Vestal...With her first-half
goal, Tesi became the seventh Bearcat to have scored at least
10 goals on the season...Musso has seven goals in the last seven
games and has found the back of the net at least once in all
11 of 13 games this season...Alvarez is averaging 11.7 saves
per game over the last three contests...The Bearcats have received
a goal from at least four freshman on seven occasions this season...Binghamton
has won just one of seven decisions on the road this season.