Release: November 7, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
men's soccer season ends with 2-1 loss to UMBC in AE quarterfinals
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Levi Houapeu scored the game-winning goal in the
72nd minute, leading UMBC (13-5-0) to a 2-1 win over Binghamton
(9-9-1) in an America East quarterfinal game at the Bearcats
Sports Complex on the Saturday night. The Retrievers move on
to the semifinals and will head to New Hampshire on Wednesday
while the Bearcats' streak of six consecutive trips to the conference
title game comes to an end.
Houapeu found himself in the right place at the right time in
the 72nd minute when a loose ball was headed by a Bearcat defender
into the middle of the box. He then slammed the ball into the
top corner of the net for his 15th goal of the season.
A significant turning point in the game occurred seven minutes
earlier when Binghamton captain Liam
Carson was called for a red card. As a result, the Bearcats
played a man down the final 25 minutes of the game. Still, Binghamton
controlled play during the period of the game following Houapeu's
After a scoreless first half, in which Binghamton failed to get
off a shot on goal, UMBC scored just 28 seconds after the break.
Houapeu set up Mark Lubetkin, who recorded his first goal of
Just 1:10 later, however, Binghamton responded on Jake
Keegan's team-high seventh goal of the season. He redirected
a pass from Adam
Whitehead and sent the ball into the lower right corner of
The loss concluded the collegiate careers of Carson, Jason
Kucharski and Chris
UMBC outshot Binghamton 8-7 for the game. All seven Bearcat shots
came in the second half.