Release: September 12, 2010
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men's soccer edged by No. 11 Penn State 4-3
scores twice, Whitehead finishes with two assists
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
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
Whitehead finished with a career-high two assists while sophomore
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
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.