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BU women’s soccer blanked at Cornell 1-0 in final non-conference game

Host Big Red net game-winner 1:35 into second half

September 14, 2011


BU women’s soccer blanked at Cornell 1-0 in final non-conference game

Box Score

ITHACA, N.Y.—Xandra Hompe scored just 1:35 into the second half to lift Cornell (1-4) to a 1-0 win over visiting Binghamton women’s soccer (3-5) Wednesday night from Charles F. Berman Field. All five of BU’s defeats have come by the narrow 1-0 margin.

Hompe completed a stellar individual effort with an unassisted goal. Cornell sent a ball into the box where it was misplayed by a Bearcat. Hompe collected the loose ball and dribbled past BU defender before slotting it into the lower right corner for her first tally of the season.

“It wasn’t the result we wanted but I was pleased with our effort,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “We played a lot of players, tried different combinations and gave players some good minutes in our final non-conference game. Cornell converted on one of our very few mistakes tonight. We are still trying to break our scoring drought and get our offensive rhythm back but we are in a good place as we approach our America East opener.”

Sophomore keepers Carrie Martin and Stephanie Speirs split the duties with each making two saves in 45 minutes of work. Cornell owned a 17-7 shots advantage.

The Bearcats’ put just two shots on goal but both were dangerous. In the second half, freshman back Emily Nuss launched a free kick from outside the box that the Cornell keeper punched wide. Later in the period, sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Cook ripped a direct kick that sailed just over the crossbar.

Binghamton is off for 11 days before beginning its America East slate with a road game at Maine on September 25.

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