Binghamton vs. Boston College
March 30, 2002
The Game Story:
VESTAL, N.Y. ^◊ Junior midfielder Tyler Moore (Guilderland, N.Y.) scored from the left side of the cage with just 18 seconds left, lifting host Binghamton (1-4) to an 8-7 win over Boston College (0-5) Saturday afternoon at East Gym field. Moore took a pass from sophomore midfielder Chris Healy (Freeport, N.Y.) and beat the Eagles^“ goalie from close range. The historic victory was the program^“s first in BU^“s inaugural season as both a varsity program and at the Division I level.

^”It was a team effort today,^‘ Binghamton head coach Ed Stephenson said. ^”Everyone came up with big plays, and we fought for 60 minutes. That^“s all I can ask from them.^‘

On the game-winning play, BU took possession with 23 seconds left and Stephenson called a timeout. Off a set play, Healy attacked the net and found Moore to the side, who faked the goalie low before scoring high. ^”We set up Healy to draw the double-team, and had Moore positioned in a seam,^‘ Stephenson said. ^”The play worked exactly as we drew it up.^‘

Healy drew high praise from his coach after a two-goal, one-assist afternoon. ^”Chris was very aggressive,^‘ Stephenson said. ^”He found a way to make things happen. It was his coming out party.^‘ Healy scored twice in a 40-second span late in the third quarter, first to tie the game at 6-6, and then at 7-7.

Sophomore Ted McEnaney (Dix Hills, N.Y.) led Binghamton with three goals and an assist. Moore added two assists to his game-winning goal, and junior Craig Reynolds (White Plains) chipped in a pair of goals. Freshman Toby Scalone (St. James, N.Y.) recorded 17 saves in goal.

Defenders Andrew Verkey (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and Jason Macko (Vestal, N.Y.) also earned the praise of their head coach. ^”Both Andrew and Jason had great defensive efforts today,^‘ Stephenson said. The pair combined for nine ground balls and several jarring hits that gave possession back to the Bearcats in their defensive third.

Boston College was led by senior Rory Smith (Avon, Conn.), who had two goals, and sophomore Kevin Dunphy (Kinnelon, N.J.), who tallied one goal and two assists. Senior goalie James Karambay (Newington, Conn.) recorded nine saves.