March 21, 2004
Binghamton University freshman Michelle Gross (Floral Park, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal with 9:20 left in the game as the Bearcats (1-2) edged visiting Siena College(2-5) 16-15 on a snowy morning at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. Binghamton led by four goals early in the final period before rallying from two goals down for its first win in 16 games, dating back to the 2001-02 season.
Six different players netted at least two goals for the Bearcats, who scored five unanswered goals in a span of just over four minutes and led 16-13 with exactly seven minutes remaining. The Saints tacked on a pair of goals, including one with 52 seconds left, to draw within 16-15, but could not find an equalizer in the final minute.
The Bearcats received 10 goals from freshmen, including three apiece from Yorktown High School products Anna Riordan (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Heather Grose (Yorktown, N.Y.). Gross and Becky Green (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) added two goals apiece. Green and sophomore Lauren Wetherell (Bethpage, N.Y.) each dished out three assists, while Riordan tallied two helpers. Wetherell also scored a pair of goals.
Junior Christa Quon (Vestal, N.Y.) and freshman Chelsea Winslow (Auburn, N.Y.) shared time in the net, with Quon getting the win. She made six saves and Winslow had five.
Senior Stephanie Petruccelli had eight goals for Siena and freshman Michelle Eide added four goals and an assist. The pair has accounted for more than half of the Saints points this season. Senior goalie Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle had 11 saves in goal.