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For Immediate Release: September 27, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer beats Niagara 4-0

Box Score

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 net.

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 Greg 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 Jason Stenta made five saves to record his program-record 35th career shutout.

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 careers.

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