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For Immediate Release: October 20, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer defeats Maine 5-0

Box Score

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 assists.

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 Matt 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 first half.

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.

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