Lichtfuss and Philie Lead Vermont Past Binghamton

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Junior Derek Lichtfuss (Lutherville, Md.) matched a Vermont single-game record with eight goals to lead the Catamounts to an 11-8 victory against Binghamton in America East men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Moulton Winder Field. Freshman Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass.) added eight assists as Vermont improved to 2-7 (1-0 America East) with the win.

Lichtfuss' eight goals are the most in a game since Trevor Wagar '08 scored eight times in a 9-6 win at Holy Cross on April 22, 2008. Philie's eight assists were one shy of matching the UVM single-game record set by Scott Montgomery '86. Montgomery had nine assists on three occasions with the last coming on March 23, 1986 against Ohio State.

Sophomore Tom Frasca (Medfield, Mass.) went 15 for 23 on face offs and junior Liam Thomas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) and freshman A.J. Masson (Newmarket, Ont.) added goals for the Catamounts. Frasca also had a team-high eight ground balls.

Binghamton (2-7, 0-1 America East) was led by freshman Matt Springer and senior Jeff Rurey who each scored twice.

Vermont jumped out to a commanding 5-1 lead in the opening quarter behind four goals by Lichtfuss all of which were assisted by Philie.

Springer and Rurey each scored early in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 5-3 but the Bearcats would never get closer.

Lichtfuss scored the final two goals of the second quarter including one with just 3 seconds remaining until halftime. He also scored the first goal of the third with 11:59 remaining in the quarter to make it 8-3 Catamounts.

Sophomore David Barton (Hanover, Mass.) finished with 10 saves for UVM and junior Max Gradinger (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) had five ground balls.

The victory for the Catamounts ended a six-game losing streak against the Bearcats dating back to 2004.

Vermont returns to action on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross.

2010-04-03



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