Release: September 14, 2007
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soccer drops 1-0 overtime heartbreaker to Richmond
Spiders scored in 100th minute to halt BU's five-game win streak
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Binghamton men's soccer team dropped a heart-breaking,
1-0 overtime decision to Richmond in its first game of the Nike
Challenge Cup Friday evening at First Market Stadium. The host
Spiders headed home a rebound into the back of the net in the
100th minute to claim the win.
The Bearcats and the Spiders played 99:59 of scoreless soccer
before Richmond sophomore Jordan Evans blasted a shot from the
left side that hit the crossbar and bounced toward the right
post, where Jordan Russell was there to head it past BU sophomore
Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) for the game-winner with one second
remaining in the first overtime period. Richmond's goal ended
the Bearcats' streak of 561 minutes without allowing a score,
dating back to last season.
Stenta finished three saves
on the day, while the Bearcats tallied 15 shots. Richmond goalkeeper
Eric Sciocchetti compiled six saves of his own, as the Spiders
racked-up 12 shots.
Binghamton faces Duquesne in the final matchup of the tournament
at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Game Notes: The 1970 squad holds the school record for
the best start (6-0) while the 1987 team shut out a program-best
six opponents to start the season.