March 20, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Binghamton scored on 16 of the 24 shots it took in defeating Siena Women's Lacrosse 16-11. Sophomore attack Sarah Croutier scored a career-high seven points for the Saints.
The efficient Bearcats (5-3) also went a perfect 7-7 on free-position shots. Callon Williams scored five goals and Brianne Arthur notched four for the Bearcats which reached the program's highest win total since 2008.
Siena (2-6) controlled all other facets of the game, holding a 32-24 advantage in shots, 19-9 edge in draw controls and 23-11 margin in groundballs.
Siena's Sirianni sisters both had big days on the draw. Older sister Julia Sirianni won four draw controls to break the program's all-time record. Sirianni, who set both Siena and the MAAC's record for draw controls last season with 89, now has won 119 in just 24 career games.
Her younger sister, freshman Julia Sirianni, won 10 draw controls, second most in program history falling just short of Allie Kain's record of 13 on Mar. 1, 2008 against Central Connecticut. Sirianni also added a goal and an assist.
Croutier scored five goals and added two assists as the sophomore moved into eighth place on the program's all-time assist list. Her third goal tied the game 7-7 with 3:39 left in the first half.
But Binghamton would take a 9-7 lead at the half, ultimately took an 11-7 advantage and never trailed again. Croutier scored her final two goals to pull the Saints within 11-9 with 20 minutes to go, but the Bearcats would score the next four goals to put it away.
Lauren Smith added a hat trick for the Saints and Cara McQuillan contributed a goal and an assist off the bench.
Sophia Ricciatti tallied five points for Binghamton on two goals and three assists. Kara Pafumi played the second half in goal totaling seven saves and four groundballs while allowing just four goals.
The Saints conclude non-conference play Saturday on Long Island. Siena faces 17th ranked Stony Brook at 4 p.m.