March 17, 2005
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Sophomore midfielder Lauren Chemotti iced the game for Binghamton University by scoring the go-ahead goal with 1:56 to play Thursday afternoon at Union College as their Bearcats claimed their first victory of the season by a one point, 14-13 win.
The second half was all Binghamton. The Bearcats came out clawing, scoring the first three goals, two assisted and one free position. Danielle Edwards scored her third goal of the game eight minutes into the half, with an assist from Leanne Musso. Siena answered back, as sophomore attack Michelle Eide scored an unassisted goal, keeping the Saints in front by two. BU responded with a 5-0 run holding Siena scoreless over seven minutes taking the lead 13-10. Heather Grose tacked on a couple goals, as the Saints defense grew weary from the Bearcats' barrage of goals.
Off a much-needed score, Siena offense began to click late in the game when Eide, Leah Ciaccio and Christina Pampalone each scored a goal to knot the game 13-13.
Siena owned the first half of play, leading by intermission, 9-5. Freshman Lynn Harkins scored twice over a two-minute span to give the Saints an early lead. Pampalone also contributed two goals. The Bearcats scratched their way back into the game, as Edwards and Musso notched two goals of their own for the Green and Black, closing the deficit to four.
The loss snaps a two-game winning streak as the Saints fall to 3-2 and the Bearcats improved to 1-2.
Across the stat line, Siena won the battle of groundballs scooping 33-21. Eide finished the day with four goals, caused two turnovers off of eight shots.
Freshman goalie Bethany Zimmer
eclipsed her season high mark of 11 goals allowed, giving up 14. The Saints valiantly tried to tie the game, as Binghamton toss the ball as time expired, ultimately becoming victorious.
The Saints next face St. Bonaventure at Union College field on Saturday at 12:00 noon.