April 21, 2012

Galvin, Philie Lead Vermont Past Binghamton

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Senior Thomas Galvin and junior Drew Philie combined for seven goals to help the Vermont men's lacrosse team earn an 11-5 victory over visiting Binghamton on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. The Catamounts improve to 2-10 overall with the win and 1-3 in America East play.

Vermont trailed 4-3 early in the third quarter, but rattled off eight straight goals to pick up its second home win of the year. Galvin scored a career-high four goals on the afternoon, while Philie earned a hat trick. Senior David Barton also came up big in goal, making 10 stops in the game. Prior to the contest there was a dedication ceremony for Virtue Field and Catamounts Barton, Cal Case, Galvin, Howard Heller, Alex Plavner and Geoff Worley were honored as part of Senior Day.

Philie opened the scoring 5:46 in with an unassisted tally and back-to-back goals from junior A.J. Masson and freshmanAndrew Buckanavage would give the Cats a 3-1 lead with 9:41 to go before halftime. Binghamton earned the next three scores and would take a 4-3 advantage with 5:21 remaining in the third quarter.

Vermont responded with the next eight straight tallies, including three in the final 3:04 of the third, to take a commanding 11-4 lead. Worley netted the first in the spurt, while Philie picked up the next two. Freshman Mark D'Anthony earned his first career point as a Catamount with an assist on Philie's second goal.

Galvin opened the fourth quarter with three straight and four of Vermont's final five goals of the game. Masson also added his second of the day in the run. The Catamounts held a 29-25 shot advantage for the game and a 33-24 edge in ground balls.

J.T. Hauck led the Bearcats (3-9, 0-4 America East) with a pair of goals, as two of Binghamton's five tallies came on a man-up advantage. Jordan Marra stopped five shots in net for the visitors.

Vermont returns to action on Tuesday when it will play its last home game of the season against Dartmouth starting at 4 p.m. Tickets to all UVM men's lacrosse home games can be purchased online at UVMathletics.com, via the phone at 802-656-4410 or at the Gutterson Fieldhouse ticket office the day of the game. Check back on www.UVMathletics.com later tonight for highlights and postgame reaction.


With the win, Vermont now controls its own destiny in terms of making the America East Tournament, as a victory at Hartford next Saturday would clinch a spot for the Catamounts ... With three goals on the day, Philie moved into a tie for ninth place all-time at Vermont in career goals (86) and into a tie for 10th place in career points (128) ... Saturday was also Philie's 14th career game with three or more goals, which ranks sixth in the country among non-seniors ... Garrett Virtue and Dan Gutberlet also added assists for the Catamounts ... Vermont has now defeated Binghamton in each of the last two meetings in Burlington ... UVM is now 5-2 over the last two years when scoring 10 or more goals in a game.

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