For Immediate Release: November 4, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer to host America East semifinal game on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. against Hartford or UMBC

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- Having won its second consecutive America East regular season title, the Binghamton men's soccer team (13-5-0, 5-3-0 AE) has earned the right to host a conference tournament semifinal game, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The top-seeded Bearcats will face the winner of Saturday's first round game between No. 4 Hartford (7-4-6, 2-1-5 AE) and No. 5 UMBC (8-6-4, 3-3-2 AE).

Binghamton won 1-0 in overtime over UMBC at home on Oct. 10. The Bearcats, however, lost 2-1 in overtime at Hartford on Oct. 13. In conference tournament games, Binghamton defeated UMBC 4-1 in the 2005 semifinals and beat Hartford 1-0 in the 2003 semifinals.

On the other side of the bracket, Vermont (7-9-2, 4-2-2 AE) secured the No. 2 seed for the second straight season. The Catamounts will also host a Nov. 14 semifinal against either No. 3 Boston (9-6-3, 3-2-3 AE) or No. 6 New Hampshire (5-4-8, 2-1-5 AE).

Hartford hosts UMBC in the first round on Saturday at 6 p.m. while Boston hosts New Hampshire, on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Should Binghamton win its semifinal game, it will host the finals on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., also at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats have advanced to the past four America East finals, a feat only one other conference team has achieved.

Since 2003, Binghamton has hosted six America East Tournament games. The Bearcats have gone 2-0-4 and have won all four ties decided by a penalty kick shootout. Last season, the Bearcats tied Boston 1-1 in the semifinals before winning the shootout 6-5. In the championship game, Binghamton defeated Vermont 1-0 in overtime.

PLEASE NOTE: The Binghamton University Athletic Department will be releasing ticket and parking information for the Nov. 14 semifinal game on Monday.

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