Release: September 27, 2009
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men's soccer beats Niagara 4-0
ITHACA, N.Y.-- Junior midfielder Scott
Zobre had a goal and an assist, leading Binghamton (5-3-0)
past Niagara (2-4-1) on Sunday afternoon at a rain-soaked Bearcats
Sports Complex. The win marks the third consecutive shutout victory
for the the Bearcats, who have outscored their opponents 7-0
during that span.
The four goals represents the Bearcats' highest output since
they beat Maine 5-0 on Oct. 20, 2007. In addition, Binghamton
last recorded three consecutive shutouts from Sept. 7-14, 2008.
"I thought our guys played great today, especially in the
second half," head coach Paul Marco said. "We were
not as sharp as we wanted to be early in the game but we played
better as the game went on."
Zobre started the scoring when he re-directed a shot by Jake
Keegan in the ninth minute of the game. Keegan shot the ball
from the left of the goal. The ball appeared to be going wide
but Zobre was standing by the right post and knocked it in the
In the final minute of the first half, sophomore midfielder Ryan
Walter found freshman midfielder Tyler
Bailey, who was open 25 yards from the goal. Bailey then
blasted the shot past Niagara goalkeeper John Fiutowski to put
the Bearcats up 2-0.
Senior back Kyle
Kucharski opened the second half scoring by connecting on
a free kick from just outside the penalty box. It was his second
goal in as many games.
Zobre helped finish off the scoring when he found freshman midfielder
Mathers to the left of the goal. Mathers then shot the ball
into the lower-right corner of the net in the 59th minute.
Binghamton outshot Niagara 24-7 for the game. Senior goalkeeper
Stenta made five saves to record his program-record 35th
Binghamton heads to Bucknell for a 3 p.m. game on Wednesday.
NOTES: Zobre was named the America East Conference Man
of the Match. His three points represents his career high ...
The goals by Bailey and Mathers were the first of their collegiate