Big Win Moves Binghamton Up

Article written by Alex Goff and published on Saturday, 15 October 2011.  Check out the Big Win Moves Binghamton Up article on RUGBYMag.com or read below.

State University of New York, Binghamton is now firmly in a race with St. Bonaventure for first place in the Empire West men’s D1AA conference, after an impressive 38-8 pasting of SUNY Brockport.

Binghamton improved to 3-1, same as Bonnie’s, with four games to go for each, including a November 5th clash between the two.

“We had played them before and we knew what to expect,” said Binghamton Head Coach Kevin Dublin. “They concentrate their attack in their forwards and we were ready. We got out in front early, and while Brockport made it tough for us, our guys played well.”

Flyhalf Spencer Mendelson was outstanding, scoring three tries, while up front prop Garrett Adams and lock Evan Haber set the platform.

Now at 3-1, Binghamton has a lot of work to do. They will have to play two games the weekend of November 5, and have much to do to make up for their earlier 36-20 loss to St. Bonaventure.

“They guys know what’s in front of them and are aware of the situation,” Dublin said. “We’ve got a team that is senior-heavy, but we’ve recruited well and have over 30 freshmen. They got some time today and should get some time that weekend as well.”