Immediate Release: October 4, 2006
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Binghamton men's soccer defeats Hartford 1-0, moves to 3-1 in conference play
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady, N.Y.) nettted his second goal of the season and redshirt freshman Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) recorded his fourth solo shutout, leading Binghamton (5-6-3, 3-1-0 AE) to a 1-0 win over Hartford (3-4-4, 1-2-0 AE) in an America East Conference men's soccer game on Wednesday afternoon at the West Gym Field. With the victory, the Bearcats are off to their best start in conference games since joining the America East prior to the 2002 season.
"Our strikers are improving but we still have some work to do," head coach Paul Marco said. "I thought the backfield play well, especially (senior) Adam Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.). (Sophomore back) Liam Carson (Glasgow, Scotland) and (sophomore back) Barry Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) also did very good."
Sgueglia headed in a 30-yard cross from senior midfielder Bryan Arnault (Clay, N.Y.) at the 37:26 mark of the game. He now leads the Bearcats with eight points (two goals, four assists) so far this season.
Just over a minute after Sgueglia's goal, play was called due to lightening. The two squads resumed play after a 45-minute delay.
Hartford outshot Binghamton 7-6 and held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks. Stenta, however, made four saves to preserve the win. His most important stop came with 15:04 remaining on a close range shot by junior back Kevin Candito. Stenta deflected the shot just enough to knock it over the goal.
Since taking over as the starting goalkeeper 10 games ago, Stenta has a record of 5-3-2 and a goals against average of 0.86.
Binghamton heads to UMBC next Wednesday at 3 p.m.
NOTES: Binghamton is 4-2-1 over the last seven games ... the Bearcats are unbeaten in their last nine home games, going 5-0-4 since Oct. 11, 2005.
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