Release: September 23, 2009
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men's soccer blanks Cornell 2-0
ITHACA, N.Y.-- Senior back Kyle
Kucharski and sophomore forward Andy
Tiedt each scored a goal and senior goalkeeper Jason
Stenta stopped a penalty kick, leading Binghamton (4-3-0)
to a 2-0 win at Cornell (3-3-1) in a non-conference men's soccer
game on Wednesday night at Berman Field. The victory marked the
second straight shutout for the Bearcats.
"I thought we responded magnificently to the physical challenge
that was presented in front of us by Cornell," head coach
Paul Marco said. "They were up for the match, they covered
a lot of ground and were winning challenges at the midfield."
Kucharski opened the scoring 12:27 into the game when he converted
a free kick from 25 yards out. It was his first collegiate goal
and gives him a team-best six total points for the season.
Stenta, meanwhile, faced off against Cornell's Scott Caldwell
on a penalty kick at the 17:27 mark. Caldwell kept the ball on
the ground and fired it towards the left corner of the goal.
Stenta guessed perfectly and batted the ball away. The rebound
was shot wide by Matt Bouraee.
Tiedt gave the Bearcats breathing room when he scored off a throw
in by freshman back Matt
Robertson at the 70:40 mark. He is now tied for the team
lead with two goals so far this year.
Cornell outshot Binghamton
14-8, including 10-5 in the opening half. Stenta, however, made
seven saves to extend his program record to 34 career shutouts.
Binghamton returns home to face Niagara on Sunday at 3 p.m.
NOTES: The penalty kick by Caldwell was the first against
Binghamton since Jamie Johnson of Boston converted his attempt
during the 2004 America East championship game. Stenta's save
was the first recorded by a Binghamton goalkeeper on a penalty
kick since the Bearcats moved up to the NCAA Division I level