Release: August 26, 2011
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men's soccer wins 3-1 at Bucknell in season opener
and Whitehead each finish with a goal and an assist
LEWISBURG, Pa.-- Junior forwards Jake
Keegan and Adam
Whitehead each scored a goal and added an assist, powering
Binghamton (1-0-0) to a 3-1 win over Bucknell (0-1-0) in a non-conference
game at Emmitt Field on Friday evening. The victory marks the
second time in the past three seasons that the Bearcats have
won their first game of the year.
"Tonight was a great response to all of our preseason training,"
head coach Paul Marco said. "We started the match well,
we were well-prepared and brought great energy into the win.
I thought the collective midfield group was outstanding and the
back four improved throughout the match."
Keegan assisted on sophomore midfielder Tommy
Moon's goal just 1:18 into the game. An initial shot from
Keegan hit the post but went right to Moon who fired the ball
into the net. It marked the second-fastest goal scored by Binghamton
during its 10-year Division I era, trailing only Kyle Manscuk's
goal against Lafayette on Sept. 17, 2010 just 1:14 into the match.
The host Bison got even when Luke Joyner headed in a long throw
in by Alli Mayowa in the 33rd minute. With just 33 seconds left
before the half, however, a 45-yard free kick by Whitehead snuck
just inside the left post, giving the Bearcats a 2-1 lead at
In the 64th minute, the tandem of Keegan and Whitehead gave Binghamton
an insurance goal. Whitehead delivered a pass to Keegan who fired
home a 16-yard blast. It was Keegan's 11th career goal.
Bucknell outshot Binghamton 17-11 for the match but sophomore
Hayen made four saves in the winning effort.
Up next for the Bearcats is the Save Face/ West Virginia Classic
Sept. 2-4. Binghamton starts off the event with a 7:30 p.m. match
on Sept 2.
NOTES: Keegan's three-point night ties his career high,
which he set against Boston University on Oct. 16, 2009. Keegan
11 career goals ties Stephen Bruce (2002-04) for seventh place
in Binghamton's Division I era ... Whitehead's three-point effort
represents his career high. He now has three career game-winning