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Women’s soccer win streak snapped at Temple 2-0
Host Owls tally twice in second half, stop BU's four-game win streak
September 13, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - Host Temple (5-2) scored twice in a 16-minute span of the second half to pin a 2-0 loss on Binghamton women’s soccer (4-2) Friday afternoon from windy Ambler Sports Complex. The loss snapped Binghamton’s four-game win streak, its longest in nine years.
After a scoreless first half, the Owls were awarded a penalty kick in the 64th minute after a player went down. Erin Lafferty converted to give Temple a 1-0 lead. The hosts then doubled their margin in the 80th minute after a counterattack resulted in a header goal by Elaine Byerley.
“I thought we did a really good job absorbing their pressure in the first half and then in the second half when we had the wind, we locked it in and had our chances,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “The team competed hard in a physical game and I was happy to see us keep fighting and keep working. Temple was fast and a good, technical team. We know we’ll continue to have tough opponents ahead ... so we have to keep getting better each game and be ready for conference play.”
Temple held a 14-8 edge in shots, thanks primarily to a 10-1 cushion in the wind-aided opening half. The Bearcats registered seven shots and seven corner kicks in their turn with the wind in the second half, and had a flurry of chances late in the contest.
Senior keeper Carrie Martin made five saves.
Binghamton returns home to host Marist at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Bearcats Sports Complex.