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