Binghamton vs. Hobart
February 24, 2009
The Game Story:
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior midfielder Tyler Cassell recorded his first career hat trick and junior goalie Max Silberlicht made a season-high 14 saves, leading Hobart (2-0) to an 8-4 win over Binghamton (0-2) in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The loss was the second straight home setback for the Bearcats.

"Hobart is a great team," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "They got out to a great start and their goalie played outstanding. I thought our defense settled down in the second half but offensively, we missed a lot of opportunities."

Cassell got two of his goals in the first half as the Statesmen took a 5-0 lead at the break. After a scoreless eight minutes of the third quarter, freshman attack Chris Pederson stretched the lead to 6-0. It was his second goal of the game.

Binghamton got to within 6-2 with 13:42 left in the fourth quarter on a pair of goals by senior midfielder Duncan Streeten. Hobart, however, responded on goals by Cassell and sophomore midfielder Nick Blumer to go up 8-2 with 4:36 left to go.

Junior attack Andy Cook scored a pair of goals in the final three minutes for Binghamton but by then, the issue had been decided.

Binghamton outshot Hobart 27-26 but Silberlicht made six of his 14 saves in the final quarter to keep the Statesmen in control. Senior goalie Larry Kline made eight saves for the Bearcats.

Binghamton heads to Drexel on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest.

NOTES: Cook now has three goals and an assist in the first two games of the year ... Streeten tied his career high with two goals, which he also scored against Vermont on April 8, 2007.