Immediate Release: April 20, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vermont overpowers Binghamton 23-9 in '08 league finale
Musso nets a pair to tie school-record for goals scored
Vt. -- Freshman Megan MacDonald had a game-high eight points
on five goals and three assists and junior Sarah DeStefano netted
five goals of her own as Vermont overpowered Binghamton, 23-9,
in America East women's lacrosse action at Moulton Winder Field
on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Catamounts conclude the regular season with
an 8-8 overall mark and as winners of 5-of-6 league contests.
The Bearcats drop to 0-6 in America East play and 4-11 headed
into Tuesday's season finale at Wagner.
With the score tied 4-4, DeStefano scored the first of six unanswered
goals for the host Catamounts over a 7:46 span, as part of a
10-2 run to close out the first half. MacDonald scored four of
her five tallies in the first 30 minutes, including three during
the half-ending rally, to give Vermont a commanding 14-6 lead.
The Bearcats received goals from freshmen Siobhan
(Webster, N.Y.), Kate Concialdi (Yorktown,
N.Y.), and Hill in the second half
of play, but were outscored 9-3 as Vermont posted a BU opponent
season-high 23 goals in the league finale for both teams.
The Catamounts, which head into next weekend's America East Championship
as the No. 2 seed, outshot Binghamton by a 51-26 margin and dominated
possession, corralling 25 of 34 draw controls on the afternoon.
Junior Kristen Millar led Vermont's efforts in the circle with
12 draw controls. The NCAA's all-time leader in the category,
Millar also added four points (1 g, 3 a).
Lisa Illig (Corning,
N.Y.), one of six BU freshmen to find the back of the cage, finished
with a goal and two assists to lead the Bearcats. Senior Leanne
(Auburn, N.Y.) and first-year attack Erica Hill (Delmar, N.Y.) each
netted a pair of goals, while Ali Castiglie (Middle
Island, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist in the losing effort.
Freshman Kate Tesi (Yorktown, N.Y.)
also added a goal, her 11th of the season, to round out BU's
Musso leads the team with a career-best total of 26 goals. A
senior tri-captain and fourth-year midfielder, she is now tied
with former Bearcat Heather Grose '07 for the all-time program
lead in goals with 84. Musso enters Tuesday's season finale
with 112 career points (84 g, 28 a) - two shy of tying Grose
for second on the Bearcats' all-time scoring list.
Illig is second on the team with 18 goals, while both Hill and
Castiglie have 16 apiece. With a
team-best 35 points (16 g, 19 a) Castiglie has now amassed the
second highest point total for a BU freshman in program history
(Becky Green - 59 pts, 2004).
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team closes
out 2008 with a road contest at Wagner College on Tuesday, April
22 at 4 p.m.
Vermont leads the all-time
series 6-1...Concialdi became the eighth Bearcat to have scored
at least 10 goals on the season.