April 2, 2011

Vermont Streak Snapped in Loss to Binghamton

from press release

VESTAL, N.Y. – Ali Castiglie scored six goals and Lauren Scott made 11 saves to lead the Binghamton Bearcats to a 14-13 victory over visiting Vermont in America East women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snaps UVM's five-game win streak as the Catamounts fall to 7-5 on the year and 1-1 in league play. Binghamton improves to 3-8 overall and moves to 1-1 in the conference.

Natalie Jones scored 17 seconds into the game and Allison Pfohl and Adison Rounds each added a goal to give the Catamounts a 3-0 lead five minutes into the contest.

Binghamton came back with three straight goals of its own to even the score at 3-3 with 20:28 remaining in the half.

The Bearcats took their first lead of the game, one they would not relinquish the rest of the way, at the 14:47 mark. Brittany Stufano finished off a feed from Castiglie to push Binghamton in front 5-4.

The Catamounts came back to even the score at 5-5, but the Bearcats closed out the half scoring three straight, including an unassisted tally by Castiglie with just five seconds left in the stanza to take an 8-5 lead at the break.

Vermont opened the second half scoring four of the first five goals to climb back even with Binghamton. Freshman Sydney Mas scored back-to-back goals and Samantha Stern converted a pass from Jones to knot the game up at 9-9 with 18:10 left to play.

Binghamton responded with four of the next five goals to take a three-goal advantage, 13-10, with 4:33 left in the game.

Rounds scored off an assist from Caitlyn Clark at the 4:18 mark and Mas added a pair of goals in the final 1:42, but it wasn't enough to lead UVM to the comeback victory and the Bearcats held on for their first league win.

Mas led the Catamounts in scoring, finishing the day with five goals. She also added nine draw controls and was 2-for-3 on 8-meter shots. Pfohl added a hat trick and Jen Madsen recorded three caused turnovers. Laura Barber was credited with four saves in the Vermont net.

Castiglie added an assist to go along with her game-high six goals and teammate Lis Zuern added three goals.

Vermont returns to action on Wednesday (April 6) when the Catamounts travel to Albany for a 3 p.m. game. UVM returns home on Saturday (April 9) when it hosts UMBC at 11 a.m. at Moulton Winder Field.

NOTES: With five goals, Sydney Mas brings her season total to 40, which is the sixth most in a single-season at Vermont … Mas also has 40 draw controls for Vermont on the year … Binghamton's win was just the second over the Catamounts in the all-time series and the Bearcats snapped a six-game losing streak to UVM.

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