Immediate Release: February 17, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women's lacrosse drops opener 21-9 at William and Mary
Illig scores a team-high three goals in collegiate debut
Va.- The Binghamton women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-9 decision
to host William and Mary Sunday afternoon in the season opener
for both teams. Freshman attacker Lisa Illig (Corning,
N.Y.) led the Bearcats with three goals in her collegiate debut.
The Bearcats trailed 3-2 just 8:26 into the game on goals from
freshman Siobhan Menz (Webster,
N.Y.) and senior Leanne Musso (Auburn,
N.Y.). But the Tribe (1-0) responded with seven straight goals
and 11 of the next 13 to take a commanding 14-4 lead at the break.
The Bearcats came out much stronger in a more competitive second
half and were outscored 7-5 to set the final margin.
William and Mary freshmen Maggie Anderson, Grace Golden, and
Ashley Holofcener combined for 10 goals in the opening half (11
total), in an impressive debut. Anderson and Golden finished
tied for the game-high with six points apiece.
"Although we didn't get the 'W', I saw plenty to be encouraged
about," first-year head coach Tony Zostant said. "In
the second half we pulled things together. I asked the girls
to raise their intensity and they responded with a well-played
final 30 minutes.
Freshman netminder Lauren Scott (Jarrettsville,
Md.) kept the Bearcats (0-1) in the contest early with eight
first-half saves before finishing with 10.
Freshman Ali Castiglie (Middle
Island, N.Y.) had a goal and two assists, while the rookie trio
of Kate Concialdi (Yorktown,
N.Y.), Erica Hill (Delmar, N.Y.),
and Kate Tesi (Yorktown, N.Y.)
all netted their first collegiate goals for the Bearcats.
"We received some strong performances from our freshmen,"
Zostant said. "They fared well in their first collegiate
The Bearcats return to Binghamton to host the first of seven
home contests to be played at the new, state-of-the-art Bearcat
Sports Complex, against Patriot League opponent Colgate on February
Notes: The meeting was the first between the two schools...Seven
freshmen and a total of eight newcomers started the game for