For Immediate Release: September 12, 2010
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BU men's soccer edged by No. 11 Penn State 4-3
Halberg scores twice, Whitehead finishes with two assists

Game File

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-- Corey Hertzog scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute, leading No. 11 Penn State (3-1-0) to a 4-3 win over Binghamton (0-4-0) in the final round of the Penn State Soccer Classic on Sunday afternoon. The game marked the Bearcats' fourth straight against a nationally-ranked opponent and the third decided by a single goal.

Hertzog, who finished the game with two goals, fired his game-winning blast from almost midfield. He took a pass from Drew Cost and the ball found the upper part of the net.

Prior to Hertzog's heroics, the Bearcats rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game in the 69th minute. Senior back Kyle Manscuk struck in the 64th minute and freshman forward Luke Halberg, who had a pair of goals, deadlocked the game at 3-3 just under five minutes later.

Penn State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening 18 minutes on a pair of goals by Jordan Tyler. Halberg, however, responded with a goal in the 27th minute, cutting the deficit to 2-1 at the half.

Hertzog's first goal of the game came in the 50th minute, reclaiming a two-goal advantage for Penn State. That lead stood until Binghamton began their comeback 14 minutes later.

Halberg is the first Binghamton freshman to record a two-goal game since Adam Chavez against Niagara on Sept. 18, 2004. Sophomore forward Adam Whitehead finished with a career-high two assists while sophomore forward Jake Keegan got the assist on the game-tying goal.

"I thought we played better as the weekend went on," head coach Paul Marco said. "Luke was fantastic today and Adam was a difference-maker out there. He (Adam) wasn't happy with how Friday went and really responded today."

Binghamton's three goals represents its highest scoring output against a nationally-ranked opponent in its nine-year Division I history.

NOTES: The seven goals represents the highest scoring game involving Binghamton since its 4-3 win over Long Island on Sept. 3, 2006 ... of the 14 Bearcat players who saw action against Penn State, nine were underclassmen, three were redshirt freshmen and two were true freshmen ... Halberg and Whitehead were named to the Penn State Soccer Classic all-tournament team.

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