For Immediate Release: September 5, 2009
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Binghamton men's soccer beats Colgate 1-0 in overtime.

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior back Kyle Manscuk scored 1:27 into the first sudden-death overtime period, lifting Binghamton (2-0-0) to a 1-0 win over Colgate (1-1-0) in a non-conference men's soccer game before 1,573 fans at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday night. With the victory, the Bearcats have won their first two games for the second time in the last three seasons.

With 1:20 gone on the first sudden death overtime, Binghamton was awarded a free kick from 25 yards to the left of the goal. Senior back Kyle Kucharski took the kicked and crossed it to junior midfielder Josh Sailar, whose shot hit the crossbar. The rebound came to Manscuk, who was stationed right in front of the goal and proceeded to smash the ball into the net.

"I thought going into tonight that it was going to be those little tiny things that would make the difference," head coach Paul Marco said. "That is what the goal came down to. It was a scrap inside of the box. Kyle Kucharski delivered a great ball, a couple of guys go up for it, and Kyle Manscuk was waiting for the rebound."

Manscuk now has a team-best two goals so far this season. In addition, all four Binghamton goals have come off of set pieces (free kicks or corner kicks) taken by Kucharski.

The Raiders, who are the two-time defending Patriot League champions, kept the game scoreless through regulation. Binghamton held an 11-9 edge in shots, including a 7-3 margin in the first half.

For the Bearcats, senior goalkeeper Jason Stenta recorded five saves to extend his program record to 32 career shutouts.

Up next for Binghamton is the Lafayette Tournament next weekend in Easton, Pa. The Bearcats square off against Villanova on Friday at 4:30 p.m. before meeting the host Leopards on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

NOTES: Sophomore midfielder Ryan Walter was named the America East Man of the Match ... the attendance was the seventh-largest total in the three-year history of the Bearcats Sports Complex. Through two home games this season, Binghamton is averaging 1,818 fans per contest.

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