Binghamton Nips Vermont in America East Battle

VESTAL, N.Y. Alex Fisher tallied her third goal of the season with 7:42 remaining in the contest to give Binghamton a 7-6 advantage and help the Bearcats secure the victory over the Catamounts in America East action Saturday afternoon in Vestal, N.Y. With the win, Binghamton improves to 2-6 (1-0 AE) on the season, while Vermont falls to 5-7 (0-2 AE).

Sydney Mas led the Catamounts with two goals on the day. Her second tally of the game helped her pass Kristen Millar for first place on the program's all-time career goals list, with 141.

Katherine Hunsberger got the scoring started with an unassisted tally just over four minutes into play to give Binghamton the early lead. Vermont answered back with goals from Mas and Justine Allen, to take its first lead of the game, 2-1, at the 24:15 mark.

Binghamton received tallies from Kristen Stone and Sophie Racciatti in a span of eight minutes to re-take the lead, 3-2, with 10:55 remaining in the first half.

Mas scored her second of the game with 8:28 on the clock to even the score, 3-3. Both defenses held each other scoreless for the remaining eight minutes to send the game to halftime still squared at 3-3.

Jessica Roach netted her first score of the game just over two minutes into the second half to put Vermont back up, 4-3.

Binghamton scored the next three goals, including Hunsberger's second of the game, to jump ahead, 6-4, with 19:48 to play in the contest.

Vanessa VanderZalm scored off a feed from Karli MacKendrick to cut the deficit to one, and Roach followed up with another score to even the game at 6-6 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Fisher tallied an unassisted score for Binghamton with just under eight minutes to play to give Binghamton the 7-6 advantage. The Bearcat defense held off Vermont in the remaining minutes to earn their second win of the season.

Shots were even in the game, 19-19, while Vermont held a 10-5 advantage in the draw circle, and Binghamton held a slight advantage on ground balls (18-14).

Eric McNulty earned the win in net for Binghamton after making nine saves. Charlotte Lyons took the loss for Vermont despite stopping eight shots.

Vermont is back in action on Wednesday (Apr. 3) when they travel to Durham, N.H. for an America East contest against New Hampshire at 3:00 p.m.

2013-03-30



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