Hobart vs. Binghamton
March 3, 2007
The Game Story:
GENEVA, N.Y.-The Hobart College lacrosse team won its home opener
this afternoon, dispatching Binghamton University 12-5 on McCooey
Field. The Statesmen broke open a close contest with nine second half
goals to improve to 1-2, while the Bearcats fall to 0-2.



Three Statesmen finished the game with four points. Junior attackman
Daryl Veltman (Salisbury School/Georgetown, Ontario) netted four
goals, while classmate Jamie Kirk (Salisbury School/Orangeville,
Ontario) dished out four assists. Junior midfielder Sean Murphy
(Bishop Timon-St. Jude/Buffalo, N.Y.) tallied two goals and two
assists.



First-year midfielder Steve Carlson (Penn Yan Academy/Penn Yan, N.Y.)
led Binghamton with two goals and an assist, while senior midfielder
Nate Kerstein (Irondequoit/Rochester, N.Y.) added a pair of goals as
well.



Thanks to an assist from Kirk, Veltman scored the game's opening goal
on the extra-man at the 11:21 mark. Nine minutes later, Murphy
finished a feed from Kirk to give Hobart a two-goal advantage.



The Bearcats won the ensuing faceoff and needed just eight seconds to
record their first goal of the game on a shot by sophomore attackman
Jake Boyce (Pittsford/Pittsford, N.Y.).



Veltman, set up by sophomore attackman Jeff Colburn (CNS/Liverpool,
N.Y.), made it a 3-1 game with the only goal of the second quarter.



The Statesmen started the third frame with back-to-back scores by
junior midfielder Nick Currie (Corning East/Corning, N.Y.) and
Colburn. Carlson interrupted Hobart's flow with his first goal, but
the Statesmen responded with consecutive goals by senior midfielder
Chris David (Georgetown Prep/Silver Spring, Md.) and Murphy.



Binghamton managed back-to-back goals spanning the third and fourth
quarters to cut Hobart's lead to 7-4, but, with a behind-the-back
shot, Veltman sparked a 4-0 run that put the home team firmly in
control.



Senior goalie Brandon Baer (Locust Valley/Bayville, N.Y.) earned the
win with eight saves in 54 minutes, while first-year Max Silberlecht
(New Hartford/New Hartford, N.Y.) turned away three of the four shots
he faced in relief. Binghamton sophomore Larry Kline
(Beverly/Beverly, Mass.) made a career-high 16 saves.

For the third straight game, Hobart won the battle for ground balls,
collecting 40 to Binghamton's 27. Senior long-stick midfielder Matt
Ranaghan (Cape Elizabeth/Cape Elizabeth, Maine) picked up a game-high
seven GBs for the Statesmen.



Hobart also enjoyed a strong showing at the faceoff X. Junior Dan
Spinella (New Hartford/New Hartford, N.Y.) won 10 of the 16 restarts
he took, helping the Statesmen to a 10-8 advantage.



Hobart is back in action on March 6, when Robert Morris visits
McCooey Field. Faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. and admission is free
to all fans.