Release: October 20, 2007
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soccer defeats Maine 5-0
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Sophomore forward Cameron
Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) recorded his second hat trick
of the season, powering Binghamton (11-3-0, 3-1-0 AE) to a 5-0
win over Maine (3-10-1, 1-3-1 AE) in an America East Conference
men's soccer game on Saturday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
The victory is the Bearcats' sixth in their past seven games.
The five-goal game represents the Bearcats' highest scoring output
since they defeated Philadelphia College 6-0 on Sept. 27, 2003
at the old West Gym Field. Keith, meanwhile, recorded his third
multiple-goal game of the season and now leads the America East
with nine goals and 19 total points.
Senior back Adam
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist while
junior back Barry
Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) tallied a game-high two
Binghamton came out smoking in the first half, scoring three
goals in a span of 1:37 to go up 3-0 at the 8:55 mark of the
game. It marked the quickest three-goal spurt in program history
since the Bearcats moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001.
Senior back Adam
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) got things started when he headed
in a cross from junior back Barry
Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) at the 7:18 mark. Just
36 seconds later, Keith deflected a cross from senior midfielder
Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) to make it 2-0. At the 8:55 mark,
junior midfielder Justin
Leskow (Endwell, N.Y.) got a rebound off the cross bar and
knocked it in the net for his third goal of the season.
Keith increased the lead to 4-0 at the 55:17 mark of the game
when he took a cross from freshman midfielder Yusuf
Yusuf (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.) and used a quick touch to get
the ball in the net. Neville was also credited with an assist.
At the 66:34 mark, Keith finished the scoring by heading in a
cross from Chavez.
Binghamton outshot Maine 19-4, including 15-1 in the decisive
The Bearcats head to New Hampshire
for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.
NOTES: Binghamton has now won at least 11
games in four of the past five seasons ... the Bearcats are unbeaten
in their last 19 home games, having gone 13-0-6 since Oct. 5,
2005 ... Keith's nine goals is the most scored by a Binghamton
player in a season since Charles Darkwah netted a conference-best
12 goals in 2004 ... the Bearcats have now shut out nine opponents
this season ... the attendance for the game against Maine was
1,351. In five games at the Bearcats Sports Complex, Binghamton
has drawn an average of 1,263 fans per contest.