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Sunday, 8th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/8/15
From Press Release

Just five days after an 18-goal barrage resulted in a win over nationally ranked Holy Cross, the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse squad could not keep the offensive fireworks going and dropped an 11-7 decision to previously winless Binghamton Sunday at Delaware Stadium.

Binghamton (1-3) broke a late second quarter tie to take the lead into overtime and then outscored Delaware 4-1 in the pivotal third period on the way to the victory.

Sophomore midfielder Jackson Finigan netted his first career hat trick and finished with three goals and an assist to lead the Delaware offense.

The Hens (3-4) also got two goals from freshman midfielder Will Hirschmann while senior attackman Beau Jones (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) added a goal and an assist. Delaware senior goalkeeper Brett Anton (Madison, N.J./Madison) recorded eight saves and senior Tyler Barbarich (Martinsville, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) won 8 of 12 faceoff attempts but it was not enough for the Blue Hens.

“We gave up some goals where we did a poor job executing on offense and they got some fast breaks,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “I’m extremely disappointed after our positive performance on Tuesday. The offense didn’t do what they needed to do. We have to keep working on us. We took a step forward on Tuesday and took two steps backwards today. There’s a lot of soul searching happening on the sideline right now. We’re going to use this as a learning experience.”

Binghamton (1-3), which snapped a five-game losing streak that dated back to last April, got five goals from attackman Paul O’Donnell while Tucker Nelson had a goal and six assists and JT Hauck scored twice and dished out an assist. Goalkeeper Tanner Cosens posted 14 saves and earned the win in his first start of the season for the Bearcats.

Delaware jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Finigan and Hirschmann in the first eight minutes of play. Binghamton answered with three straight goals, but the Hens eventually held a share of the lead again at 4-4 on a Finigan score with 8:17 left before halftime.

But Binghamton got a goal from Nelson with just 2:30 left in the half to take a 5-4 advantage into the break and then outscored the Hens 4-1 in the third quarter with O’Donnell scoring twice. Delaware narrowed the gap to 9-7 early in the fourth quarter as Finigan scored a goal and fed Jones for another with 10:59 left to play, but the Hens would not score again and O’Donnell sealed the deal with two more scores over the final 7:42.

Molloy 13, Chestnut Hill College 9

East Coast Conference (ECC) play began for Chestnut Hill College, who traveled to #12 Molloy College for a Sunday matinée contest. Freshman attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) and sophomore Justin Albarran scored twice apiece to lead a ten Griffins who got on the tally sheet.

Freshman goalkeeper Thomas McDermott (Ridley) recorded ten saves, three ground balls, and caused a turnover in the loss (2-2).


New Hampshire 10, Drexel 6

The Dragons dropped their fourth straight on the road. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back as the Dragons did not have enough offense in the second half to overcome a 6-1 halftime deficit.

Lacey Aghazarian scored twice for Drexel (1-5), her first multi-goal game of the season. She has now scored in five of the Dragons’ six games and matched Devin Nihill for the team lead with six goals. The Dragons also got goals from Nadia Pelham-Lacey, Milan White, Alissa Watts and Joelle Hartke. Alex Beilman added an assist, her first collegiate point. Madeline DiBrino had two caused turnovers and a game-high four draw controls to go along with three ground balls.

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