Statesmen Come up Short in Defensive Struggle with Bearcats

Hobart junior goalie Peter Zonino made a season-high 17 saves, but Binghamton was even more impressive defensively en route to a 6-2 non-conference victory at the Bearcat Sports Complex in Vestal, N.Y.

BU goalie Max Schefler stopped 15 of the 17 shots he faced to earn the win as the Bearcats kept the Statesmen off the scoreboard over the final three quarters. Michael Antinozzi paced the Binghamton offense with a pair of goals and Tyler Perrelle added a goal and an assist. Alex Doerflein collected a game-high seven ground balls and was 6-5 on faceoffs.

Hobart got a goal and an assist from both junior attackman Alex Love and first-year midfielder Frank Brown. Senior defenseman Reid Rosello picked up a team-high six ground balls. First-year Charles Snipe was 5-3 at the faceoff X with four ground balls.

Binghamton outshot Hobart 49-27 and owned a 33-26 advantage in ground balls. The Bearcats were 1 of 4 with the extra man while the Statesmen were 1 of 2.

Hobart (1-2) opened the scoring when Love fed Brown for a 1-0 lead at the 11:50 mark of the first quarter. Less than two minutes later, Binghamton's Matt Springer scored unassisted to tie the score. Sixty seconds after that, Binghamton (1-2) took the lead on Antinozzi's first goal.

At the 6:26 mark, Brown and Love teamed up for an extra-man strike. This time the first-year fed the junior who put home his team-leading eighth goal of the year.

In the first minute of the second quarter, BU took the lead for good on J.T. Hauck's goal. That tally proved to be the final goal of the first half.

Midway through the third quarter, Antinozzi scored man-up to give the home team a 4-2 lead. Three minutes later, Perrelle scored for a 5-2 lead. BU's Kelly Donigan struck with 6:32 remaining in the contest to close out the day's scoring.

Hobart will make its 2013 Boswell Field debut at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, when the Statesmen host No. 9/No. 11 Colgate.


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