March 9, 2011

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Canisius Starts Hot, Holds Off Binghamton

from press release

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team stumbled out of the gates Wednesday afternoon, as they dropped a non-conference game to the Canisius Golden Griffins 12-7 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Canisius jumped out to a four-nothing lead in the first six minutes and never looked back. The Bearcats fought hard in the second half, but their five goals weren't enought as the Golden Griffins defense staved off any type of comeback.

Following, the initial surge by Canisius, senior midfielder Beth Moore got Binghamton on the board with a goal that snuck past the Golden Griffin goalie. Another goal by Moore brought the score to 5-2, but that would be as close as the Bearcats would get all game. Canisius went on a 3-0 run to close the half and went into the locker room with an 8-2 lead.

Senior attack Ali Castiglie helped BU start the half off hot with a free position goal just a minute and two seconds into the second half. From there however, Binghamton would not score another goal unitl the 19:15 mark. Moore's third goal and another from the stick of senior Amanda Hughes cut the score to 10-5, but several failed free position opportunities killed the Bearcat charge.

BU would go on to score two of the last three goals, but every time momentum would shift in their favor Canisius would answer. The Bearcats held a favorable shot advantage in the second half (17-6), but could not capitalize on several opportunities in the Golden Griffins box. Canisius goalie Allison Daley earned her victory, stopping 11 Binghamton shots on goal and haulting any hope of a comeback.

Along with her three goals, Moore picked up three draw controls and a ground ball. Senior defender Siobhan Menz hustled her way to four ground balls for BU.

The Bearcats are back in action Friday, March 11 as Monmouth travels to Vestal, N.Y. The game ends the Binghamton's four-game homestand, leaving BU with it's next five games on the road. Opening face-off is set for 4 p.m.

NOTES: Beth Moore was named America East Player of the Game...Binghamton is now 1-7 against Canisius all-time...Beth Moore scored her 83rd, 84th and 85th goals of her career, she is now just four goals away from the BU all-time record...Kristen Stone was given a yellow card.


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