March 18, 2006
Fairfield, CT - Junior Rob Williams scored the game winning goal with 7:29 left as Binghamton ran off three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to edge Sacred Heart, 10-8, in men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Campus Field.
Williams game winner was setup when freshman Chris Mulheron flipped Williams a pass from behind the net. Williams moved in and fired a shot past Pioneer goaltender Jim Millhausen (Arnold, MD) for the deciding score. Mulheron had tied the game with10:46 left in the fourth quarter on an unassisted goal.
Sacred Heart controlled most of the first five minutes of the game, but could not get on the board early on. The Bearcats jumped on top first when Mulheron scored with 9:03 to go in the opening quarter. Freshman Jake Boyce then scored the first of three goals on the afternoon at the 7:24 mark to put Binghamton up 2-0.
The Pioneers were down 3-0 when junior Mike Collins (Auburn, NY) scored with 1:15 left in the first to get them on the board. However, senior Nate Kiersten found the back of the net with just 17 seconds left to give the Bearcats a 4-1 edge at the end of the first.
Freshman Nicholas Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) got the Pioneer comeback started with a goal at the 6:38 mark of the second quarter. The Pioneers then rattled off markers by Kiel Adams (Rome, NY) and Matthew Robideau (Massena, NY) to draw even with 2:36 left in the first half. However, the Bearcats scored twice in the final 1:14 to take a 6-4 lead into the locker room.
Robideau scored his second of three goals on the day 1:31 into the third quarter to draw the Pioneers with in 6-5. After Boyce completed his goal trifecta for the Bearcats, Robideau wrapped up his to make the score 7-6.
Adams drew the Pioneers even and then, with 26 seconds left in the third and the Pioneers a man-up, sophomore Billy Fuchs (Merrick, NY) scored to put the Pioneers up 8-7. However, the Pioneers could not hold the lead in the final quarter.
Binghamton out shot Sacred Heart 26-25 to improve to 5-1 on the year. The Pioneers are still in search of their first win, falling to 0-5 on the season.
The Pioneers are back in action Tuesday night when they visit UMass. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.