For Immediate Release: September 14, 2005
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No. 20 Binghamton men's soccer defeats Hartwick 1-0 for fifth straight win

Box score

ONEONTA, N.Y..-- Junior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady, N.Y.) scored his second goal in as many games, leading No. 20 Binghamton (5-0-1) to a 1-0 win over Hartwick (3-2) in a non-conference men's soccer game on Wednesday evening at Elmore Field. It marked the Bearcats' fifth consecutive victory as well as their third consecutive shutout.

Sgueglia, who transfered from Albany prior to the season, went in on a breakaway at the 61:31 mark of the game and.buried the ball into the upper-left corner of the net from 14 yards out. The goal was assisted by junior midfielder Ibrahim Yusuf (Spring Valley, N.Y.) who fed Sgueglia the ball as he got past the defense.

On the other side of the field, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Bertoni (Owego, N.Y.) made two saves to record his fourth shutout of the season.

"Our guys showed tremendous heart and competitive spirit tonight," head coach Paul Marco said. "We were effective and did not get rattled. Ryan (Bertoni) made two very good saves tonight and (senior back) Darius Ravangard (Utica, N.Y.) was world class tonight in the backfield. We beat a quality opponent tonight on the road in front of a great crowd."

Binghamton outshot Hartwick 7-6.

Binghamton heads to Lehigh for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday.

NOTES: Prior to the game, Hartwick had been receiving votes in the College Soccer News Top 30 Weekly Poll. Binghamton had not. The Bearcats, however, were ranked No. 20 in the NSCAA/adidas Top 25 whereas Hartwick was not receiving any votes ... through six games, Binghamton has outscored its opponents 8-2 ... Binghamton's five-game winning streak is its longest since recording six triumphs in a row during the 1998 season. The program record for most consecutive wins is 11, set in 1994.

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