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Bu men’s soccer settles for scoreless tie with Albany
Bearcats hold 15-7 shot advantage but unable to net game winner
October 15, 2011Tweet
VESTAL—For the second game in a row, Binghamton (4-8-1, 0-3-1) held a commanding lead in the shot department, only to be kept off the scoreboard. As a result, the Bearcats played to a 0-0 tie against Albany (4-6-3, 0-1-3) in an America East men’s soccer game on Saturday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Binghamton outshot the visiting Great Danes 15-7. In the past two games, the shot count has been 26-9 in favor of Binghamton. It has now been four games, however, since the Bearcats have found the back of the net.
“I was pleased with how we played tonight but disappointed we did not come away with three points,” head coach Paul Marco said. “We certainly created many chances. It’s not a matter of working harder but finishing better.”
In the first 45 minutes, Binghamton controlled the action. Sophomore midfielder Tommy Moon had a one-on-one against Albany goalkeeper Adrian Foncette in the second minute of the game but his shot was saved. In the 19th minute, a shot by junior midfielder Jake Keegan hit the inside of the goal post but would not go in the net. Finally, in the 38th minute, senior midfielder Ryan Walter’s shot did go into the net, but the Bearcats were whistled for being offsides. The shot count at the half was 6-1.
The action evened out for the first part of the second half but in the final 22 minutes of regulation, Binghamton again went on a furious pace to get the game winner. Keegan missed a breakaway in the 68th minute and the Bearcats outshot the Great Danes 3-0 over the final 11 minutes of the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Hayen finished with three saves in recording his first solo shutout of the season.
Binghamton hosts Colgate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the final contest of a three-game home stand.
NOTE: Foncette and Binghamton freshman midfielder Ben Nicholson were the America East Men of the Match honorees.