For Immediate Release: September 17, 2010
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BU men's soccer defeats No. 26 Lafayette 1-0
Manscuk nets eventual game winner just 1:14 into the match

Game File

HAMILTON, N.Y.--Senior back Kyle Manscuk scored just 1:14 into the game and redshirt freshman Chris Hayen recorded his first career shutout, leading Binghamton (1-4-0) to a 1-0 win over Lafayette (3-2-1) in the opening round of the Colgate Red Raider Men's Soccer Classic on Friday afternoon. The win is the Bearcats highest win over a ranked opponent since they beat then No. 21 Wisconsin o1-0 on Sept. 14, 2008.

Manscuk, who has now scored in two straight games, finished a corner kick by sophomore forward Adam Whitehead, giving Binghamton the only goal it would need. It marked the fastest goal in the program's Division I history, eclipsing the 1:22 it took Graham Munro to score against Vermont on Sept. 23, 2005.

"I thought our guys were very good tonight," head coach Paul Marco said. "Chris and our back four defenders were excellent. Chris did a good job of organizing the defense and was able to catch some dangerous crosses. We set the tempo early in the game and took care of business against a good Lafayette team."

In his third straight start against a nationally-ranked opponent, Hayen made three saves to record the solo shutout.

Whitehead now has three assists in his past two games.

Binghamton faces the host team on Sunday at 2:30 in the final round of the Colgate Red Raider Classic.

NOTES: Binghamton has now faces five straight opponents that have been ranked in either the NSCAA or College Soccer News Weekly Poll. Lafayette entered the match No. 26 in the NSCAA Poll.

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