Towson's tank empty in 2 OTs vs. Binghamton

Penalties hurt as Bearcats earn 7-6 victory

College lacrosse


March 05, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Matt McNamara scored an extra-man goal off a pass from freshman Chris Mulheron in the first minute of the second overtime period as unranked, visiting Binghamton upset No. 11 Towson, 7-6, yesterday.

McNamara's goal ended a game in which the Tigers outshot the Bearcats 41-27, but struggled to put the ball in the goal.

After the Tigers rallied from a 5-1 first-half deficit to tie the game twice, the Bearcats (1-1) controlled play in the overtime periods, outshooting Towson 8-0. In fact, the Tigers never got the ball across midfield in the extra periods as they were called for three major penalties.

Phil Grillo and Kyle Batton each scored two goals for the Tigers (1-1), while Steve Mull had a team-high four assists.

No. 6 Navy 11, No. 17 North Carolina 3 -- The visiting Mids (3-0) got four goals from Ian Dingman and nine saves from goalkeeper Matt Russell as they defeated the Tar Heels (2-2). Navy's veteran offense controlled the game as seniors Jon Birsner on attack and Steve Looney in the midfield combined for six goals and three assists. The Mids outshot the Tar Heels 34-27 and dominated the ground balls 39-23.

No. 3Virginia 20, No. 5 Syracuse 15 -- Matt Ward, Ben Rubeor, Drew Thompson and Matt Poskay all had three-goal games for the host Cavaliers (5-0). Mike Leveille and Joe Yevoli scored three each for the Orange (1-1).

No. 8 Cornell 9, No. 12 Notre Dame 6 -- Joe Boulukos had a hat trick to help the host Big Red (2-0) beat the Fighting Irish (1-1). Matt McMonagle made 12 saves for Cornell, while Notre Dame goalie Joey Kemp stopped 14 shots.

No. 9 Massachusetts 14, Yale 11 -- Sean Morris scored a goal and had four assists as the Minutemen (2-0) overcame a two-goal third-quarter deficit to defeat the host Bulldogs (0-2).

No. 10 Georgetown 9, St. John's 5 -- Pete Cannon, Dave Paolisso and Matt McBride scored two goals apiece and Brendan Cannon had four assists, leading the host Hoyas (1-1, 1-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) past the Red Storm (1-1, 0-1).

No. 13 Delaware 10, Rutgers 6 -- Dan Deckelbaum had three goals as the visiting Blue Hens (5-0) defeated the Scarlet Knights (1-1).

Lehigh 8, No. 14 Army 7 -- Jeff Wiener took a pass from Stephen Marino and beat Army goalkeeper Adam Fullerton with seven seconds remaining to lift the Mountain Hawks (3-1, 1-0 Patriot League) past the Black Knights (0-2, 0-1). The victory was Lehigh's third over a ranked opponent under coach Chris Wakely, and first since downing No. 25 Penn last season.

No. 15 Denver 14, Colgate 5 -- Freshman Brad Richardson scored a game-high four goals and teammates Todd Ruport and Geoff Snider had two assists each as the host Pioneers (3-0) routed the Red Raiders (2-1).

No. 18 Dartmouth 14, No. 20 Fairfield 12 -- The Big Green (3-0) came from behind, scoring the last four goals of the game, to defeat the visiting Stags (1-1). Dartmouth's Jamie Coffin had four goals and two assists.

No. 19 Albany 14, Siena 9 -- The Great Danes (1-1) were led by Frank Resetarits with six goals as they defeatd the host Saints (0-2).

UMBC 9, Air Force 5 -- Drew Westervelt had two goals and an assist to lead the host Retrievers (2-0) past the Falcons (0-4). Westervelt has had a point in 27 consecutive games. UMBC built the lead to 9-2 after three quarters and was outshooting the Falcons 33-9 after 45 minutes before Air Force scored three unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes.

Salisbury 16, Roanoke 12 -- Matt Dasinger scored five goals and Eric Bishop had three goals and an assist to lead the visiting Sea Gulls (5-0) past the Maroons (1-2). Salisbury improved its overall winning streak to 54 games.

Washington College 10, St. Mary's 3 -- Goalie Kevin Thibadeau made 18 saves and attackman Chris Read scored four goals and assisted on another to lead the host Shoremen (3-0) past the Seahawks (1-1). Dave Mueller had a goal and an assist for St. Mary's.

Wooster 9, McDaniel 8 -- Shawn Handy scored the game-winning goal 13 seconds into the second overtime as the visiting Fighting Scots (2-0) beat the Green Terror (1-1).

Kean 14, Hood 0 -- The Cougars' Steve Gill had six goals in the win over the visiting Blazers (0-2). Kean improved to 1-1.

Swarthmore 8, Goucher 7 -- John Charles scored an unassisted goal in the third overtime period to lift the visiting Garnet (1-0) over the Gophers (1-3).

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