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For Immediate Release: November 14, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer beats UMBC 1-0 to reach fifth consecutive America East title game

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VESTAL, N.Y.--Junior midfielder Cody Germain (Glenmont, N.Y.) scored midway through the first half, leading top-ranked Binghamton to a 1-0 win over No. 5 UMBC in an America East semifinal game on Wednesday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. With the win, the Bearcats will host No. 2 Vermont on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Catamounts knocked off No. 6 New Hampshire 2-0 in Wednesday's other semifinal.

Binghamton has now reached the America East finals five consecutive years, tying the record set by Boston from 1993-97. The Bearcats won the 2003 and 2006 titles and were the runner up in 2004 and 2005.

Germain's goal, which came at the 26:22 mark, was set up by junior midfielder Justin Leskow (Endwell, N.Y.), who fired a pass toward the right corner of the net. Germain then headed the ball past UMBC goalkeeper Steve King for his first goal of the season.

Binghamton outshot UMBC 16-9. King made five saves while sophomore goalkeeper Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) stopped three shots to record his 12th solo shutout of the season.

Tickets for the America East finals go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. The America East has set ticket prices for the men's soccer semifinal at $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Students from any of the nine conference schools will also be charged $2.00 per ticket.

Once again, the Binghamton Athletic Department will be picking up the cost for all BU student tickets as a way of thanking them for their support. In order to receive their complimentary tickets, BU students should show their campus ID at the Events Center Box Office.

Tickets for the America East soccer semifinals can be purchased at the Events Center Box Office (777-6004). They can also be purchased in advance through the Binghamton Athletic Website (www.bubearcats.com).

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