For Immediate Release: September 1, 2007
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Men's soccer defeats Radford 1-0 in opening round of Highlander Classic

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RADFORD, Va. - Freshman forward Josh Sailar (Endwell, N.Y.) broke a scoreless tie in the 58th minute, leading Binghamton to a 1-0 win over Radford in the first day of the Highlander Classic. The game marked the first time in three years that the Bearcats have won their opening game.

Sailar's game winner was set up by junior back Darren McAllister (Aberdeenshire, Scotland), who sent a cross into the box directly in front of the goal. Sailar controlled the pass and then flicked it past Radford goalkeeper Zach Rozsel.

"We are very pleased with today's result," head coach Paul Marco said. "We started off slow but finished the game well against a very good team."

The Bearcats were down a man the final five minutes of the game after senior back Adam Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) picked up his second yellow card of the game. The Highlanders, however, were unable to tie the game.

Radford outshot Binghamton 9-8 for the game but the Bearcats had a 6-4 advantage in the decisive second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) made a pair of saves to preserve the shutout.

Binghamton faces Winthrop on Sunday at noon in the final day of the Highlander Classic. The Eagles are ranked No. 30 by College Soccer News.

PLEASE NOTE: Binghamton tied Furman 1-1 to start the 2005 season and played to a 1-1 deadlock against Bucknell in its first game last year. The Bearcats are now 2-0-3 in their last five season openers.

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