Release: September 24, 2011
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men's soccer loses 2-1 to Adelphi in closing seconds
net winning goal with 33 seconds left in regulation
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior back Mauricio Mora scored with 33 seconds
left in regulation, leading Adelphi (2-4-0) to a 2-1 win over
Binghamton (3-5-0) in a non-conference men's soccer game on Saturday
night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Homecoming crowd of
2,433 fans represents the third-largest attendance in the five-year
history of the facility.
With time winding down in regulation, Mora split through the
Bearcat defense and from the top-right corner of the penalty
box, he drilled a diagonal shot into the lower-left corner of
the net. It was his first goal of the season.
Mora's heroics capped off a game that started slow but ended
with a furious final 10 minutes. The Panthers outshot Binghamton
3-2 in the opening half and scored the lone goal when junior
forward James Diana headed in a shot from close range in the
23rd minute. Junior midfielder Steven Rivera was credited with
Adelphi threatened to pad the lead early in the second half but
sophomore goalkeeper Chris
Hayen made three clutch saves during that span. From that
moment, the Bearcats seized the momentum and made several attempts
to tie the game. Freshman goalkeeper Christopher Herrera, however,
stopped four shots in the first 35 minutes of the second half,
keeping the Bearcats off the board.
Binghatmon finally deadlocked the game when senior back Jerome
Robinson headed home a cross from junior forward Jake
Keegan in the 82nd minute of the game. It was Robinson's
first career goal and Keegan's team-high third assist of the
"I thought were weren't really going after them in the first
half," head coach Paul Marco said. "We played our hearts
out in moments tonight but were were not consistent. We created
more chances in the second half but the last goal could have
been prevented with a little bit more positioning and a lot more
Adlephi outshot Binghamton 13-11 for the game. Hayen and Herrera
each finished with five saves.
Binghamton returns to action on Wednesday at Syracuse at 7 p.m.
NOTE: Keegan now leads the Bearcats in goals (four), assists
(three) and total points (11) ... Saturday's game was
televised regionally by Time Warner Sports, marking the fifth
time the Binghamton men's soccer program has had a game aired
live from the Bearcats Sports Complex ... Mora's goal marks the
latest goal ever scored in regulation during a men's soccer game
at the Bearcats Sports Complex.