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For Immediate Release: November 2, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU men's soccer concludes regular season with 3-2 win over Bucknell
Bearcats now turn their attention to America East Tournament match on Saturday

Game File

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 two games.

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 Men’s Soccer Program. Tickets go on sale at the Events Center Box Office on Wednesday, November 3 at noon.

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