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For Immediate Release: February 17, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Women's lacrosse drops opener 21-9 at William and Mary
Freshman Illig scores a team-high three goals in collegiate debut

Box Score

Williamsburg, 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 action."

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 22.

Notes: The meeting was the first between the two schools...Seven freshmen and a total of eight newcomers started the game for the Bearcats.

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