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BU men’s soccer loses to Central Conn. State 1-0

Blue Devils net game-winning goal in 72nd minute

September 16, 2011

BU men’s soccer loses to Central Conn. State 1-0

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.—Alpha Dioubate scored in the 72nd minute, leading Central Connecticut (3-2-0) to a 1-0 win over Binghamton (2-3-0) in the opening round of the Binghamton Men’s Soccer Invitational on Friday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Earlier in the evening, Albany defeated Rider 3-1 in the other first-round match.

Dioubate took advantage of a turnover deep on the Bearcats’ side of the field. The Binghamton defense was attempting to get the ball back to sophomore goalkeeper Chris Hayen but Dioubate intercepted the ball at the top of the penalty box and fired it into the net.

Binghamton appeared to hold the upper hand in the first half, outshooting Central Connecticut 5-3 and controlling the ball for most of the first half. By the second half, however, the chances were fewer and the Bearcats got off only one shot after Dioubate’s game-winner.

“Our guys are very disappointed with the outcome tonight,” head coach Paul Marco said. “We need to regroup and come out strong on Sunday.”

Binghamton outshot the visiting Blue Devils 8-6.

Binghamton faces Rider at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Albany battles Central Connecticut State at noon in the final round of the tournament.

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