Men's Lacrosse Starts Fast, Knocks Off Binghamton, 13-6

photo by: Ian Feldmann
photo by: Ian Feldmann

BALTIMORE – Junior attackman Ryan Frawley (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) paced a balanced attack with three goals and sophomore netminder Tommy Lingner (Fort Salonga, N.Y.) turned in a season-best 13-save effort as UMBC defeated America East rival Binghamton, 13-6, in ideal playing conditions at UMBC Stadium.

The Retrievers won for the second consecutive weekend and improved to 3-6 overall and 1-2 in league play. Binghamton dropped to 0-9, 0-3.

UMBC led from start to finish, leading, 5-0, after 15 minutes, 7-3 at the half, and 10-5 after 45 minutes.

The Retrievers raced to a 3-0 lead just 3:10 into the game on goals by freshman midfielder Taylor Bohanan (Arnold, Md./St. Mary's), junior attackman Brett McIntyre (Calgary, Alberta) and sophomore attackman Trevor Patschorke (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park). Then, the hosts ended the quarter with two goals in a six-second span. Sophomore midfielder Michael Zichelli (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) netted the first with 15 seconds to play in the half and reigning league Rookie of the Week Brandon Galloway (Grasonville, Md./Kent Island) won the ensuing face-off and tallied with nine ticks remaining on the clock.

UMBC would extend the lead to 6-0 at the 2:12 mark of the second quarter on midfielder Josh Jordan's (Lunenburg, Mass.) first score of the day, but then the Bearcats mounted their best response of the afternoon. The visitors scored three straight goals, breaking through at the 4:19 mark, then getting to within 6-3 with 6:32 remaining in the period.

Frawley became the seventh different first-half goal scorer for UMBC, when he converted a Patschorke feed with just 34 seconds remaining in the first half.

Binghamton opened the second half scoring at the 1:51 mark, but senior defender Gunnar Schimoler (Edgewater, Md./South River) made the game's key play moments later. After a Lingner save, senior midfielder Blake McDermott (Westminster) retrieved the loose ball and fed Schimoler. The former attackman/midfielder raced 50-plus yards downfield and scored his first goal of the season to restore the lead to 8-4 with 10:08 to play in the third.

The Bearcats' Joe Licata – who led his side with three goals – scored early in the fourth to narrow the deficit to 10-6, but Frawley completed his hat trick while drawing a slashing foul at the 6:26 mark. Jordan scored left-handed blast on the man-up chance just 47 seconds later to put UMBC in the driver's seat from that point forward.   

Zichelli (2g, 1a) and Patschorke (1g, 2a) contributed three points each as nine Retrievers scored goals.

Lingner exceeded his previous season high in saves by three and triggered a perfect clearing game for UMBC, which succeeded on all 22 clearing attempts.

UMBC outshot Binghamton, 34-24, and BU's Robert Martin made 10 saves for the visitors.

Frawley, who has scored 11 times in the last three games, produced his fifth game of the season with three of more goals. He now has 25 goals on the season, the most for a Retriever since Nate Lewnes netted 43 in 2016.

UMBC has won 10 of 11 contests versus Binghamton in Baltimore and now leads the all-time series, 16-6.

UMBC faces UAlbany in New York's Capital Region on Saturday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.