Immediate Release: November 2, 2005
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Binghamton men's soccer defeats Boston 1-0 in overtime; enters America East Tournament as No. 3 seed
VESTAL, N.Y..-- Junior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady, N.Y.) scored 2:21 into the first sudden-death overtime, leading Binghamton (11-4-3, 4-2-2 AE) to a 1-0 win over Boston (6-8-3, 2-3-3 AE) in an America East Conference men's soccer game on Wednesday afternoon at the West Gym Field. The Bearcats enter the America East Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will host a rematch against the No. 6 Terriers on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The game-winning goal was set up by junior midfielder Bryan Arnault (Clay, N.Y.) who fired a 30-yard pass to Sgueglia. After getting by the defense, Sgueglia fired a shot that found the lower left-hand corner of the net, giving the Bearcats their first overtime win since 2001. The victory also marked the first time in five tries that Binghamton has defeated the Terriers.
"Today was a great game for us," head coach Paul Marco said. "It was a hard-fought game by both teams and a fantastic way for the seniors to end their last (regular season) home game. We are looking forward to Saturday."
Binghamton outshot Boston 18-8, including 10-3 in the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Bertoni (Owego, N.Y.) made two saves to record his eighth solo shutout of the season.
NOTES: The last Binghamton win in overtime was a 1-0 decision over Long Island on Oct. 23, 2001, which broke a school-record 19-game losing streak for the Bearcats. Since Marco took over as the Bearcats' head coach in 2002, Binghamton has lost only 20 games, including just nine times since the start of the 2003 campaign.
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