Release: September 18, 2009
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men's soccer loses 2-1 in overtime to Gonzaga
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Nick Love scored just 1:29 into the first
sudden-death overtime period, leading Gonzaga (4-1-2) to a 2-1
win over Binghamton (2-3-0) in the opening day of the Nike/TLC
Plumbing & Utilities Invitational on Friday evening. The
weekend tournament is being hosted by the University of New Mexico.
Love's goal capped a Gonzaga assault in the opening moments of
overtime. He fired a shot wide of the goal 1:01 into the period.
Just seconds later, however, he put a rebound into the net for
his first goal of the season.
Binghamton had rallied to 1-1 the game at 1-1 in the 65th minute
Yusuf's first goal of the season. The junior back beat
the Gonzaga goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation.
The Bearcats were trailing for the majority of the game due to
a similar Gonzaga attack in the early stages of the game. The
Zags hit the crossbar just 2:03 into the match. Ben Funkhouser,
however, headed in a rebound just 17 seconds later. It was his
fourth goal of the season.
Gonzaga outshot Binghamton 24-14 for the game and had the only
three shots in sudden-death overtime. Senior goalkeeper Jason
Stenta tied his career high with 10 saves in the losing
"I thought overall we made progress tonight," head
coach Paul Marco said. "But that progress was hindered by
the hiccup in overtime. I thought (sophomore midfielder) Ryan
Walter and (junior midfielder) Scott
Zobre both played with a lot of energy out there tonight."
Binghamton faces UC-Davis on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST in their second
and final game at the Nike/TLC Plumbing & Utilities Invitational.
NOTE: Friday's game marked the first time that the Bearcats
have played in the Mountain Time Zone in their nine-year NCAA
Division I history ... Binghamton's last overtime loss was a
2-1 setback at Hartford on Oct. 13, 2007 ... Stenta also recorded
10 saves against Cornell on Sept. 5, 2009 and against Maryland
on Sept. 30, 2008 ... Yusuf's now has two career goals. His other
score came against Duquesne on Sept. 15, 2007.