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Bearcats Men's Lacrosse falls to Hobart 11-10

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VESTAL, N.Y.- The Binghamton men's lacrosse team fell, 11-10, to Hobart Saturday afternoon. Tucker Nelson led the Bearcats with three goals and an assist in the non-conference match at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

J.T. Hauck got BU on the scoreboard with 4:51 remaining in the first period, tying the game at a goal apiece. Paul O'Donnell had the assist. Hobart followed with two goals, but Ben Kocis fired in a shot from the left side with 1:28 left, pulling the Bearcats within one after 15 minutes.

Nelson evened the score 51 seconds into the second quarter, but the Statesmen regained the advantage 15 seconds later. Binghamton took control for the rest of the frame, scoring three more times going into halftime. Tyler Deluca made it 4-all at 10:10 mark and then Mitchell Rick gave BU a 6-5 edge with 5:40 to play in the half. After a Hobart goal, Nelson found Hauck for the go-ahead goal with 18 seconds showing on the clock. The hosts entered the half with a one-goal advantage.

Nelson scored 1:06 into the third, putting Binghamton ahead, 7-5. The visitors answered with two straight goals, but Johnny Maher assisted on Nelson's third goal of the day, giving the Bearcats an 8-7 lead with 7:23 to go in the period. Daniel Mazurek won the ensuing faceoff and sprinted in, shooting to beat Jackson Brown, the Hobart goalie. The goal came just six seconds after Nelson's and allowed BU to grab a 9-7 lead. The Statesmen came back with four consecutive goals to go ahead, but O'Donnell finished a Kocis pass at the 4:46 mark to pull Binghamton within a goal. BU could not find the tying score, though, as Hobart escaped with the win.

Nelson, a senior, posted a hat trick and an assist. The three-goal performance is the second of Nelson's BU career. He has now scored at least a point in all 30 games of his Bearcat career.

Hauck scored twice, while Kocis added a goal and a helper. Mazurek won 9-18 faceoffs. George Deignan collected five ground balls and Garrett Waldron picked up four on the day. Joe Grossi caused three turnovers, as Maher and Waldron recorded a pair of caused turnovers each. Freshman Sam Sanko tallied eight saves in net. Four Statesmen scored two goals apiece to lead Hobart (2-1).

BU held a 35-30 lead in shots and caused 11 turnovers to just six for the Statesmen.

Binghamton (0-3) travels to Delaware on Saturday, March 7, for another non-conference game.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Athletics)