Immediate Release: April 22, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Musso leads Women's Lacrosse to record day in '08 finale
sets program record for career goals, ties mark for points in
ISLAND, N.Y. - In her final collegiate game, senior Leanne
(Auburn, N.Y.) left it all on the table.
The Bearcat tri-captain and fourth-year midfielder posted a school-record
tying nine-points on five goals and four assists, leading the
Binghamton women's lacrosse team to its program-best fifth victory
in a 20-12 triumph against Wagner College Tuesday afternoon.
With the five-goal effort, Musso surpasses Heather Grose '07
(84g, 114pts) to become the program's all-time leader in goals
with 89 and moves into second on the Bearcat scoring ledger with
121 career points (89 g, 32 a). She concludes her impressive
Bearcat tenure with a career- and team-best 31 goals.
Her nine points matches the school's single-game mark for points
established by current Bearcat assistant coach Lauren Wetherell
against St. Francis (N.Y.) on March 29, 2006.
With the victory, Binghamton concludes its seventh season of
intercollegiate women's lacrosse with an overall mark of 5-11.
The five wins represent a new program-best total. BU won four
games during both the 2004 and 2006 campaigns.
"It was a complete team effort today. Our seniors really
stepped up for their last game," said head coach Tony Zostant.
"It was really exciting to see them play at such a high
level. Across the board, offensively and defensively we played
together as a unit."
Twelve different Binghamton players, including eight freshmen,
accounted for a Bearcat season-high 20 goals in the win.
Freshman Kate Tesi (Yorktown, N.Y.)
scored three goals and an assist for a collegiate-best four points,
while classmates Ali Castiglie (Middle
Island, N.Y.) and Kate Concialdi (Yorktown,
N.Y.) each netted two goals apiece.
Castiglie finishes the
year with a team-best 19 assists and second to Musso for the
lead in points with 37. The 37 points represent the second highest
point total for a BU freshman in program history (Becky Green
- 59 pts, 2004).
The remaining two members of the Bearcats senior class also left
their mark on Tuesday.
Goalie Sandra Alvarez (Port
Washington, N.Y.) made a school-record 19 saves in her final
appearance in between the cage for the Bearcats. After walking
onto the team as a sophomore, Alvarez will graduate as the programs all-time
leader in saves (387) and tied for the most wins (7).
Fourth-year attack Kristen Marsjanik
(Webster, N.Y.) made the most of her second start of the season,
notching her 21st career goal.
Bearcats held a 6-3 lead midway through the first half before
the host Seahawks responded with three unanswered goals in a
1:02 span concluding at the 13:06 mark to draw even.
The score would stand that way for nearly five minutes before
Binghamton freshman Lisa Illig (Corning,
N.Y.) scored her 19th goal of the season on a feed from classmate
Jen Fischer (Yorktown,
N.Y.) to spur a 4-0 run to close out the period.
Illig and Fischer, along with junior Julia Demuth (Jordan,
N.Y.) and sophomore Lizzie Wright (Massapequa,
N.Y.), each finished with a goal and an assist.
Wagner (3-13), which outshot the visiting Bearcats 45-36, would
cut the deficit down to three goals in the second half at13-10,
but drew no closer as Binghamton tallied seven of the final nine
scores to create the 20-12 margin.
Notes: Musso's five-goal effort tied a career-high set
last spring at Iona (4/25/07)...The meeting was the first between
the two programs.