Release: October 7, 2009
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men's soccer beats Albany 2-1 in overtime
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman forward Adam
Whitehead scored 4:30 into the first sudden-death overtime
period, lifting Binghamton (6-4-1, 1-0-0 AE) to a 2-1 win over
Albany (0-9-2, 0-2-0 AE) in an America East men's soccer game
on Wednesday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The win is
the Bearcats' fourth in their last six games.
Whitehead's game winner was set up by Kyle
Kucharski, who took a free kick from just outside the box.
Instead of aiming towards the goal, Kucharski passed the ball
to Whitehead at the top of the box and the first-year player
fired the ball into the net to seal the win. It was his first
Less than two minutes before Whitehead's game winner, however,
Albany had a chance to finish the game when it was awarded a
penalty kick. Senior goalkeeper Jason
Stenta, however, dove to make the save and keep the Bearcats
alive. It was Stenta's second save on a penalty kick this season.
Albany broke open a scoreless tie in the 68th when Konner McNamara
got a rebound in from close range and drilled it into the net.
In the 71st minute, however, the Bearcats got the equalizer when
redshirt freshman Matt
Kristek scored his first collegiate goal. Sophomore forward
Tounkara and sophomore midfielder Ryan
Walter were credited with the assists.
Binghamton outshot Albany 17-14 for the game.
The Bearcats head to Stony
Brook for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday
NOTES: Binghamton has now won five consecutive America
East Conference season openers ... Whitehead and McNamara were
named the America East Players of the Game.