Release: November 14, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Binghamton men's soccer beats UMBC 1-0 to reach fifth consecutive
America East title game
VESTAL, N.Y.--Junior midfielder
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
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
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