Immediate Release: April 11, 2004
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Bearcats edge Vermont 12-11 on Easter Sunday
Gabbamonte's game-winner with 1:20 left sends BU to first-ever America East win
BURLINGTON, Vt.--Junior attack Laura Gabbamonte (Glen Cove, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal with 1:20 remaining after freshman attack Becky Green (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) scored three unanswered goals in a span of 6:16, and Binghamton (3-6, 1-1 America East) completed a momentous comeback to defeat Vermont (4-7, 0-2 AE) 12-11 on Sunday at Centennial Field. The Bearcats notched their third win of the season and first-ever against America East competition thanks to a late rally that saw BU score the game's final four goals.
"Everything clicked for us today," head coach Sue Frost said. "It started from the beginning of the game with everyone helping out and playing together and our hustle got us the win. When we were down by a few goals late in the game we didn't get down and fall into a lull. We allowed that to happen in the past but today we came back and then held the other team. We played our game and wanted it more than the other team."
The Catamounts led 11-8 with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game before Binghamton mounted its charge. Green's third straight goal with 4:24 remaining tied the game and set up Gabbamonte's game-winner. Vermont had an early advantage in the game and led 7-4 at halftime, but the Bearcats turned the tables in the second stanza, doubling up their hosts by an 8-4 margin.
Green scored five goals and added three assists to lead Binghamton, while sophomore center Lauren Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.) netted three goals and had one assist. Freshmen Michelle Gross (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Heather Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) each chipped in a goal, and Gross handed out two assists. Freshman Lauren Chemotti (Skaneateles, N.Y.) scored her first collegiate goal. Senior goalie Christa Quon (Vestal, N.Y.) made nine saves in improving to 3-5 on the season.
Binghamton has averaged 13.0 goals per game in its first two America East contests and reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time in nine games this season. The Bearcats rank second in the conference, averaging 10.6 goals per game on the season.
The Bearcats have a week off before returning to action next Sunday at Quinnipiac at 1:30 p.m.
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