For Immediate Release: September 20, 2005
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No. 21 Binghamton men's soccer defeats Oneonta 3-1

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y..-- Sophomore back Matt Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) tied a career high with two goals, powering No. 21 Binghamton to a 3-0 win over visiting Oneonta at West Gym Field on Tuesday afternoon. The victory gives the Bearcats five shutouts in eight games so far this season.

"After the disappointing loss (to Lehigh on Saturday) it is great to bounce back with a win," head coach Paul Marco said. "The guys who came off the bench really got it done for us today.

Narode, who now leads Binghamton with four goals, started the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 25:53 mark. His shot from 10 yards out deflected off an Oneonta defender into the net.

Senior back Darius Ravangard (Utica, N.Y.) set up Narode's second goal when he fired a cross that was tipped in at the 65:52 mark. Senior forward Luc Vallone (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) complete the scoring at 72:54 when he tipped in a cross from senior back Joe Howe (Endicott, N.Y.).

In goal, redshirt sophomore Ryan Bertoni (Owego, N.Y.) made three saves to record his fifth solo shutout of the season.

The Bearcats outshot the Red Dragons 12-6.

Up next for Binghamton is its first America East Conference game of the season at Vermont on Saturday at 1 p.m.

NOTE: The Bearcats entered the game ranked No. 21 in the NSCAA/adidas Top 25 Weekly Poll. They fell one spot from last week ... Binghamton has outscored its opponents 13-3 this season, including 8-1 at home ... Binghamton had not beat Oneonta at home since 1999, going 0-2-1 in the since then ... Narode's other two-goal game came against St. Joseph's on Sept. 7.

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