Release: November 2, 2010
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men's soccer concludes regular season with 3-2 win over Bucknell
now turn their attention to America East Tournament match on
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore forward Jake Keegan
scored the game-winning goal in the 56th minute, leading Binghamton
(6-6-4) to a 3-2 win over Bucknell (7-8-2) in a men's soccer
game on Tuesday evening at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats
now turn their attention towards the America East Tournament,
in which they will carry the No. 4 seed. Binghamton hosts No.
5 New Hampshire in a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 7 p.m with
the winner advancing to top-seed Boston the following Wednesday
The five goals ties the Bearcats Sports Complex facility record
for the most total goals in a men's soccer game. The Bearcats
beat Maine 5-0 on Oct. 20, 2007 and recorded a 3-2 win over Syracuse
on Sept. 1, 2009.
"I thought our guys played great tonight," head coach
Paul Marco said. "We were able to rest some guys and our
defense settled down after the first two goals. We also got some
other guys on the field who hadn't played that much this year."
Keegan headed in a cross from redshirt freshman defender Tommy Klim to record his third goal of the
season. Klim, meanwhile, has a goal and an assist in the past
It took Binghamton just 2:22 to draw first blood in the game
as senior defender Kyle Manscuk scored
his team-high fourth goal of the season. Sophomore back Austin
Hughes was credited with the assist. In the 10th minute,
however, Bucknell tied the game as Luke Joyner headed in a corner
kick by Tommy McCabe.
At the 15:29, sophomore forward Adam
Whitehead converted a penalty kick, giving the Bearcats a
2-1 advantage. It marked the first penatly kick made by a Binghamton
player since Barry Neville scored against Albany on Oct. 27,
2007. That lead, however, last just seven minutes as Andrew Powell
scored on a free kick from 20 yards out to deadlock the game.
Binghamton's defense settled down and held Bucknell scoreless
the rest of the way. The Bison outshot the Bearcats 13-12.
PLEASE NOTE: The America East Conference has set ticket
prices for Saturday's match at $8 for adults and $5 for children
14 years old and under. Students from any of the nine conference
schools will be charged by the America East a reduced rate of
$2 per ticket. The first 500 Binghamton University undergraduate
students will receive a free ticket to the match courtesy of
the BU Student Association and Mens Soccer Program. Tickets
go on sale at the Events Center Box Office on Wednesday, November
3 at noon.