Drexel vs. Binghamton
March 6, 2007
The Game Story:
Philadelphia – Drexel’s Ron Garling (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley) scored three times, including a pair in the fourth quarter as Drexel defeated Binghamton, 4-2, on a cold, blustery day at Vidas Field. The 20th-ranked Dragons improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Bearcats fell to 0-3.

Garling opened the scoring for the Dragons at the 6:41 mark on a feed from Jon Van Houton (Geneva, N.Y./Penn Yan). Van Houten put Drexel up 2-0 on an unassisted goal midway through the second period. However, the Bearcats tied it with two goals in the final 1:22 of the first half. Steve Carlson put Binghamton on the board with an extra-man goal and then with just 10 seconds left, Chris Welch tied the game at 2-2 on a pass from Jake Boyce.

After a scoreless third period, Garling scored an unassisted man up goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter which proved to be the game winner. He added an insurance goal less than four minutes later to make the final 4-2.

Drexel committed 10 penalties in the game, but the man-down defense allowed just the one goal. Each team had 23 shots and 23 ground balls in the game, which was played with the temperature in the low 20s.

Bruce Bickford picked up eight saves in the cage for the Dragons. Larry Kline had five for the Bearcats.

Drexel out shot Saint Joseph’s, 32-21, and picked up 15 groundballs to the Hawks’ 11.

The Dragons host St. John’s on Saturday at 3 p.m.