Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/19/11
From Press Releases
The Penn State men’s lacrosse team, playing its first game under new head coach Jeff Tambroni, scored four fourth period goals and held off visiting Binghamton, 9-7, in the 2011 season opener for both teams.
Junior Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep) scored four points (three goals, one assist) to lead Penn State while freshman goalie Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco) made 10 saves and was outstanding in the cage.
Also for the Nittany Lions, freshman Shane Sturgis (Downingtown East) and Colton Vosburgh (Unionville) each had a goal and an assist and Billy Lloyd (Unionville) scored once.
Binghamton took its second lead of the game just 0:30 into the fourth quarter when David Raleigh scored unassisted. But Penn State quickly answered, getting an unassisted goal from Sturgis at the 13:47 mark to tie the contest at 6-6.
PSU’s Kyle VanThof then broke the tie with the game’s only man-up goal. VanThof took a Billy Gribbin pass and found the back of the net with 10:48 left in the game to give Penn State a 7-6 lead. The Lions would never trail again.
Mackrides tacked on a goal off a Vosburgh assist with 8:55 left to put the Lions up 8-6. Perrelle scored for Binghamton at the 5:23 mark and then Lloyd took a Mackrides pass and scored with 1:53 left in the game to ice the contest.
GAME SUMMARY: Penn State 9, Binghamton 7
1st: PSU 14:51 (Dolik), PSU 14:09 (Mackrides), BU 10:33 (Springer), BU 6:23 (Springer, Perrelle)
2nd: BU 10:08 (Planck), PSU 6:11 (Mackrides, Sturgis), PSU 4:54 (LaCrosse, VanThof), PSU 4:13 (Vosburgh), BU 0:01 (Springer, Perrelle)
3rd: BU 11:04 (Springer, Antinozzi)
4th: BU 14:29 (Raleigh), PSU 13:47 (Sturgis), PSU 10:48 (VanThof, Gribbin), PSU 8:55 (Mackrides, Vosburgh), BU 5:23 (Perrelle), PSU 1:53 (Lloyd, Mackrides)
GROUNDBALLS: PSU 34, BU 25 MAN-UP OPPS: PSU 1-4, BU 0-2
SHOTS (SH-SOG): PSU 33-16, BU 20-17 FACE-OFFS: PSU 16-19, BU 3-19
GOALIE SUMMARY: PSU Austin Kaut (60:00, 10 SV, 7 GA); BU Jordan Marra (60:00, 7 SV, 9 GA)
SCORE BY QUARTERS: 1 2 3 4 F
PENN STATE 2 3 0 4 9
BINGHAMTON 2 2 1 2 7
RECORDS: Penn State 1-0, 0-0 CAA; Binghamton 0-1