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BU men’s soccer defeats Rider 1-0

Walter nets game winner in 86th minute, Bearcats place third at home tournament

September 16, 2011

BU men’s soccer defeats Rider 1-0

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.—Senior midfielder Ryan Walter scored in the 86th minute, leading Binghamton (3-3-0) to a 1-0 win over Rider (1-5-0) in the final round of the Binghamton Men’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday at the Bearcats Sports Complex. With the win, the Bearcats finish third overall in the event. Earlier in the day, Albany clinched first place with a 2-0 win over Central Connecticut.

Walter dribbled from the left of the goal. He fired a shot that Rider goalkeeper Jason Giordano was unable to get a clean handle on and went into the net. It was the Binghamton captain’s first goal of the season.

“We are delighted to get the win,” head coach Paul Marco said. “Especially after dropping our match on Friday. It took a while to get the goal but it was a great strike by Ryan.”

Binghamton outshot Rider 11-10 but Giordano made six saves to keep the game close. Sophomore Anthony Sokalski, meanwhile, stopped three shots to record his first career shutout.

Binghamton heads to Cornell on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match.

NOTE: Walter and junior midfielder Trey Jasenski were named to the all-tournament team for Binghamton, as were Giordano and Brenden Noeges for Rider. Albany had the Most Outstanding Player in Anthony DeSalvo, who finished the tournament with a pair of goals. He was joined by teammates Adrian Foncette, David Pinto and Quintel Gates. From Central Connecticut, Anthony Occhialini, Mamoudou Dioubate and Reece Wilson were named to the All-Tournament Team.

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