Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) matched her career high of six points and Alexa Webster (Aurora, Colo.) equaled her personal best of five goals to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon’s 22-5 America East victory against Binghamton University at East Gym Complex.

UNH completed the regular season with a 7-9 overall record that included 4-2 in America East. The Wildcats, who will be making a league-record 10th consecutive appearance in the America East Championships, are the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and will play second-seeded Boston University at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium (Stony Brook University) in a May 4 semifinal; start time is 4 p.m. UNH and BU had played each other in the America East title game each of the previous five years.

Binghamton ends the season at 1-14 overall and 0-6 in league play.

Von Bargen recorded a career-high three assists to finish with a season high of six points that matched her benchmark. Webster’s five goals – and five points – marked a season high for Webster.

A trio of Wildcats – Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.; 3g, 1a), Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.; 1g, 3a) and Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.; 4g) – finished with four points and a total of 10 ‘Cats scored a goal. It marked Kaplan’s first multiple-assist game and the four points tied her career high.

Beth Sabiston (Bay Shore, N.Y.) netted two goals and single tallies were added by Lauren DePont (South Riding, Va.), Bailley Mazur (Longmeadow, Mass.), Kellen Millard (Ipswich, Mass.) and Maureen Wark (Yarmouth, Maine). For Wark, it was her first career point as a Wildcat.

UNH starting goalkeeper Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) played the initial 53 minutes, 20 seconds of the game to earn the win with eight saves and four goals allowed. Lauren McMullen (Amherst, N.H.), in her first appearance of the season, allowed one goal and was not credited with a save in the final 6:40.

BU’s CJ Cuneo played the first half and was charged with the loss for allowing 12 goals; she made eight saves. Sandra Alvarez made seven saves and surrendered 10 goals. The Bearcats’ attack was led by Leanne Musso (2g, 1a).

New Hampshire jumped out to a 3-0 lead on unassisted goals by Von Bargen (at 29:08), Mazur (25:36) and Hardy (25:27). The home team pulled within 3-2 on goals by Heather Grose and Musso 56 seconds apart, at 22:06 and 21:10, respectively.

UNH responded with a six-goal run to extend its advantage to 9-2 and scored the last four goals of the half to take a 12-3 halftime lead. Von Bargen and Webster both netted three first-half goals and Kaplan recorded all of her assists before halftime.

Binghamton never got closer than nine goals the rest of the way as the Wildcats went on a 9-0 run and held the Bearcats scoreless for a stretch of 22:01.

The 22 goals marked a season high for UNH’s offense, as did the 47 shots; the 32 ground balls was also a season-high total. The 16 shots by BU marked the fewest allowed by the Wildcats in 2007.
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