For Immediate Release: April 25, 2004
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UMBC tops Binghamton 18-6 in rain-soaked game

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.--Visiting UMBC (5-9, 4-1 America East) scored the game's first eight goals and defeated Binghamton (4-9, 1-3 AE) 18-6 on a cold and windy afternoon at the East Gym Complex. Much of the game was played in a driving rainstorm, with temperatures hovering in the low 40's.

The Retrievers netted the game's first goal just 58 seconds into the game when freshman midfielder Kelly Fahey scored on a feed from sophomore attack Kelly Fiorani. Leading 2-0 midway through the half, UMBC scored four goals in a span of 3:21 to blow the game open. The Retrievers also scored back-to-back goals in a span of just 11 seconds in the final minute of the stanza and led 11-2 at the intermission.

Freshman attack Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) scored Binghamton's first goal with 4:44 remaining in the first half and junior attack Laura Gabbamonte (Glen Cove, N.Y.) added an unassisted goal 25 seconds before the break. Gabbamonte also assisted on a goal by sophomore center Lauren Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.) 14 seconds into the second half.

Fahey, sophomore attack Kate Worthington and sophomore attack Jocena Venditti netted three goals apiece for UMBC, while Fiorani tallied two goals and three assists. Freshman goalie Kristina Raab earned the decision in goal, making nine saves and allowing four goals in 45:30 before turning the game over to classmate Jena Goldstein.

Grose scored two goals for Binghamton and freshman attack Becky Green (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) had a goal and two assists. Wetherell and Gabbamonte each had a goal and an assist and freshman midfielder Michelle Gross (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) scored a goal.

The loss was Binghamton's first in four home games this season. The Bearcats continue their three-game homestand to close out the regular season with a 4 p.m. matchup against Stony Brook on Friday.

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