BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – All offseason long, the coaching staff of the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse team talked about the process of changing a culture and a mindset. With the process comes difficult times and heartbreak.

That heartbreak was felt firsthand by the Blue Hens on Saturday in a tough 8-7 double overtime loss at Binghamton. Delaware has now lost three games this year by a total of just four goals.

Sophomore Bryce Reid netted his third hat trick in the past four games to pace the offensive attack, while classmate Matt DeLuca had his fifth double-digit save performance of the year with 12 on the day and many more forced shots wide.

Charlie Kitchen and Dean Disimone also had multi-goal performances, while the duo of Jake Hervada and Joe Lenskold combined to go 14-of-20 at the X in the contest.

Sophomore Zach Strassner had a career-high three caused turnovers to lead a defensive effort that limited the Bearkats chances for most of the afternoon.

DiSimone continued his hot streak (nine goals in past three games) with a goal less than three minutes in to give the Blue Hens a 1-0 advantage.

Reid pushed the lead to 2-0, but Binghamton answered with three straight to take a 3-2 lead less than a minute into the second quarter.

DiSimone wouldn’t allow the Bearkats to enjoy the lead long, scoring less than a minute later to tie the game at 3-3.

DeLuca and Binghamton’s goalie would make that tie stand until halftime with outstanding performances in net on both sides of the field.

The Blue Hens would try and grab momentum out of the break with three unanswered goals to take the largest lead of the day at 6-3.

Binghamton once again would answer with two goals of their own, but a face-off win by Lenksold to start the fourth quarter set up Kitchen’s second goal of the day and gave Delaware a 7-5 cushion.

The Bearkats got within one with 8:15 to play and got the game-tying goal with less than 15 seconds remaining to send the game into OT at 7-7.

After playing four scoreless minutes in the first OT, the Bearkats forced a turnover and found the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining in the second OT to claim the 8-7 victory.

Delaware’s three-game road swing continues next week against perennial national contender Johns Hopkins. Game time next Saturday, March 17 in Baltimore is set for 3 p.m. on ESPN3.