Men’s lacrosse loses battle to Binghamton


Kelly Insalaco, Staff Writer

Hartford men’s lacrosse team showed up for a battle against Binghamton in America East action on Saturday, April 20. In this hard fought effort, the Hawks lost to the Bearcats, 15-12. After Binghamton scored first, Hartford responded with three consecutive goals in a run that was capped off by senior Dylan Jinks’ 100th career goal to take the 3-1 lead.

The Hawks continued to dominate the first half with three additional goals scored by Jinks, sophomore Owen Trepeta, and senior Alex Borja. Hartford led 6-2 before Binghamton ended their ten minute scoring deficit with a goal just before the half.

The Bearcats came out hot in the second half, turning the game into a nail biter with three consecutive goals to cut their deficit to one. From here, the game went back and forth in scoring, with Binghamton and Hartford fighting for the victory. With the game knotted up at 9-9 with only eleven minutes left to play, the Bearcats rallied, scoring four consecutive goals in five minutes to lead 13-9 over the Hawks.

Hartford, not willing to back down, managed to pull within one at 13-12, with a 3-0 run led by Trepeta, Borja, and sophomore Carter O’Connell. With his final goal, Owen Trepeta capped his big day with a career-high five points. Jinks, who scored his 100th career goal early on in the contest, made his presence known on the field, having two of the four assists in Hartford’s final goals.

Binghamton responded quickly and scored the final two goals of the contest, pulling away with the win with a score of 15-12.