Email This Page
Men's Lacrosse Faces Off With Binghamton in the Empire State on Saturday Evening
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team begins a season-ending stretch of four consecutive America East Conference games on Saturday, April 10, when the Retrievers (1-7, 0-1) visit the Binghamton Bearcats (3-7, 0-1) at the Bearcats Sports Complex in Vestal, N.Y.
UMBC is coming off a 10-7 setback on Towson on Wednesday evening, while the Bearcats defeated visiting Siena, 9-8, in double overtime.
The Retrievers will be looking to end a six-game losing streak and even its conference record at 1-1. Stony Brook edged UMBC, 14-11, at UMBC Stadium on April 3, while Binghamton lost an 11-8 decision at Vermont on the same day.
The Bearcats won the first meeting between these two teams, a 5-4 decision in Vestal in 2004. But UMBC has won the last nine meetings, including two wins apiece in each of the last two seasons. Both of the latter meetings of 2008 and 2009 have occurred in the America East Tournament semifinals and resulted in overtime victories for UMBC.
UMBC won a 13-4 decision in Baltimore on April 4 and managed a 9-8 overtime triumph in the aforementioned postseason contest, also held at UMBC Stadium. Senior attackman Chris Jones was the Retrievers’ leading goal scorer in the two games with five tallies, while classmate Matt Latham added four goals.
Senior midfielder Kyle Wimer led UMBC with two goals and two assists in Wednesday’s 10-7 loss at Towson. Freshman goalkeeper Adam Cohen recorded a team season-best 12 saves. But UMBC fell behind, 3-0, at the outset, and, despite rallying to come within 8-7 in the fourth quarter, could not overcome the deficit.
Wimer leads the Retrievers with 24 points on 10 goals and 14 assists. Latham is the leading goal-scorer with 13 tallies.
Freshman attackman Matt Springer leads Binghamton with 20 goals and 27 points, while senior linemate Jeff Rurey has 19 goals and 25 points.