February 26, 2011

Seven-Goal Spurt Keys Lafayette Victory

from press release

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette men's lacrosse team outscored Binghamton 7-0 in the second and third quarters on Saturday afternoon to claim a 12-6 victory at Rappolt Field.

Trailing 2-0 just over five minutes into the game, the Leopards got on the board with a Ryan Hansen even-strength goal to cut the Bearcat lead to 2-1. Twenty-one seconds later, Lafayette leveled the game at two with a Colin Serling goal from freshman Mike Galione.

After Binghamton regained the lead, Lafayette responded with two goals (Serling and Hansen) before Binghamton capped off the see-saw first quarter scoring to even the game at four.

Lafayette regained the lead quickly and never relinquished it. Back-to-back goals from Hansen followed by a man-up goal from senior co-captain Tom Perini courtesy of Tyler Silvey to take a 7-4 advantage going into halftime.

The Leopards took the second quarter momentum into the third quarter, as Will Heffernan opened the second half with a goal at the 14:26 mark.

Even-strength goals from senior Franklin Floyd, Serling and Heffernan's second of the goal ended the third quarter and a 7-0 run in the middle 30 minutes of the contest.

A man-down goal sandwiched by two Bearcat goals capped off the the Leopard scoring and the 12-6, evening Lafayette's record at 1-1 in the 2011 campaign.

Freshman goalkeeper Andrijko Andrusko was sensational in goal, notching 17 saves on the afternoon.  

The Leopards won the ground ball battle (27-25). In addition, senior Cesar Munoz was 12-for-21 in face-offs.

Lafayette takes the win into Tuesday's game with Wagner. The Leopards will face-off against the Seahawks at 3:30 in Staten Island, N.Y.


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