Release: September 9, 2007
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soccer wins Pittsburgh Invitational Tournament with 1-0 win over
PITTSBURGH, Pa.- Junior back Darren
McAllister (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) scored his first goal
of the season in the 13th minute, leading Binghamton (4-0-0)
to a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh (0-3-1) in the final round of the
Pittsburgh Invitational Tournament. With the victory, the Bearcats
are off to their best start since 1987. In addition, they have
shut out their first four opponents for the first time since
that same season two decades ago. Furthermore, the Bearcats have
won back-to-back in-season tournaments for the first time since
McAllister's goal was set up by junior back Justin
Leskow (Endicott, N.Y.), who got the ball off a Panther turnover.
He then fed the ball to McAllister who fired it home at the 13:40
mark, giving the Bearcats a lead they would never relinquish.
Leskow now has a team-best two assists this year.
"It's fantastic to be
4-0 right now," head coach Paul Marco said. "Our defense
was outstanding and offensively we improved from last week."
Binghamton outshot Pittsburgh 4-3 as a rain-soaked field kept
the scoring chances to a minimum. Sophomore goalkeeper Jason
Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) made three saves in registering
his 12th career solo shutout.
Stenta, senior backs Adam
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) and J.P.
Ahoua (New York City, N.Y.) and junior back Liam
Carson (Broxburn, Scotland) were named to the all-tournament
team. There was no MVP selected.
Up next for the Bearcats is
a 4 p.m. game at Bucknell on Tuesday. The Bison, who have gone
1-0-1 agains the Bearcats the past two season, are 0-1-2 so far
this season. Their one loss, however, came against then No. 14
Northwestern back on Sept. 2.
"Bucknell is a very deep team and this is going to be a
great challenge for us," Marco said. "Our key players
are going to have to keep their composure and play a smart game
NOTE: Binghamton has won all four of its games by the
same score, a feat that has never previously occured in school