Release: September 7, 2007
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soccer defeats Robert Morris 1-0, improves to 3-0
PITTSBURGH, Pa.- Junior back Ryan
Tomko (Homer, N.Y.) broke a scoreless tie with five minutes
remaining in regulation, leading Binghamton (3-0-0) to a 1-0
win over Robert Morris (3-1-0) in the opening 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 three opponents for the first time since 2003.
Binghamton outshot Robert Morris 19-4, including 11-0 in a scoreless
first half. Sophomore goalkeeper Jason
Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) needed to only record one save
in registering his 11th career solo shutout.
Tomko's was stationed 14 yards from the goal when he received
a pass from junior midfielder Cody
Germain (Glenmont, N.Y.). After receiving the pass, he fired
the ball into the left corner of the net. It was Tomko's first
"We played very good soccer but did not have any goals to
show for our effort until late," head coach Paul Marco said.
"Compared to our match against Winthrop last week, we were
better tonight. "Our backfield was terrific. (Senior back)
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) was the man of the match. He was
a big reason we allowed so few shots. (Junior back) Liam
Carson (Broxburn, Scotland) and (sophomore back) Kyle
Kucharski (Maine, N.Y.) also played very well."
Binghamton battles the host
Panthers on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the final round of the Pittsburgh