Binghamton vs. Colgate
March 24, 2004
The Game Story:
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - An unassisted goal by junior Eddie Brennan (Hillsborough, Calif.) with three seconds left on the clock lifted the Colgate men's lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday.

The Raiders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on an unassisted tally from senior Ramsey Brame (West Hartford, Conn.) followed by the first of freshman Rob Ryan's (Manhasset, N.Y.) three goals.

Binghamton's Nate Kerstein netted a goal from Matt McNamara to cut the deficit to one, but Ryan answered with his second score of the day to give Colgate a 3-1 advantage. The Bearcats responded promptly when Brian Chapel notched a goal from McNamara with ten seconds left in the first to put Binghamton back within one.

Chapel scored the second period's lone goal on an assist from Rob Williams to tie the game and the Bearcats went on to outscore Colgate 2-1 in the third. Colgate responded in the fourth when Brennan and Ryan scored back-to-back goals to put Colgate up 6-5.

The lead was short lived as Kerstein notched two consecutive goals to reclaim the lead for Binghamton. Going into the final minute of play the Bearcats nursed a one goal lead. Colgate senior veteran Jeff Vander Meulen (Liverpool, N.Y.) evened things up with 55 seconds on the clock before Brennan netted the game-winner on a dribbler at the net.

Ryan led the Raiders with three goals and an assist, while Brennan and Brame each added two goals. Vander Meulen contributed a goal and an assist to the effort, while sophomore Brian Robinson (Denver, Colo.) tallied two assists.

Kerstein led Binghamton with three goals, while McNamara had three assists. Brian Chapel scored his first two goals of the season to aid the Bearcats.

Goalie Andrew Jarolimek (Silverthorne, Colo.) had seven saves on the night while Binghamton keeper Kevin McKeown had ten saves in goal.