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For Immediate Release: September 11, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Men's soccer improves to 5-0 with 1-0 win at Bucknell

Box Score

LEWISBURG, Pa.- Junior back Liam Carson (Broxburn, Scotland) scored in the 18th minute and sophomore goalkeeper Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) recorded a season-high six saves, leading Binghamton (5-0-0) to a 1-0 win at Bucknell in men's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Bearcats are off to their best since 1986 and have opened the season with first straight shutouts for the first time since 1987.

"Bucknell is a very good team and our guys are pretty tired from all of the road trips we've had," head coach Paul Marco said. "Our two center backs and Jason are the reason we were able to come away with the win. They played outstanding today."

Carson's goal came off an free kick by junior back Barry Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) on the right side of the field outside of the box. Stationed 10 yards in front of the goal, Carson fired the ball past Bison goalkeeper Joey Kuterbach for his first score of the season. Five different Binghamton players have now scored the Bearcats' five goals this year.

Bucknell outshot Binghamton 15-6 but Stenta preserved his fifth consecutive solo shutout with three saves in each half.

Up next for the Bearcats is the Richmond Nike Challenge Cup, starting with an 8 p.m. match against the host Spiders on Friday. The following day, Binghamton squares off against Duquense at 5:30 p.m.

NOTES: The Bearcats came into the game receiving votes in both the NSCAA/adidas Top 25 and College Soccer News Top 30 polls ... the 1970 squad holds the school record for the best start (6-0) while the 1987 team shut out a program-best six opponents to start the season.

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