Immediate Release: September 15, 2004
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Nationally-ranked Binghamton settles for 2-2 tie at Siena
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.-- Junior defender Sean Kelly scored the game-tying goal with 6:39 left to go in regulation, as Siena (0-3-1) tied Binghamton (4-0-3) in men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon. The Bearcats remained undefeated and have not lost a regular-season game in their last 18 outings, the longest such streak among NCAA Division I teams.
Kelly's goal, which denied Binghamton its third consecutive victory, came off of a cross from junior midfielder Alejandro Vazquez. After neither team scored in the ensuing two overtime periods, the Bearcats were left to reflect on their missed opportunity to come away with a win.
"Give Siena credit," head coach Paul Marco said. "They outcompeted us. This was the poorest that we have played in the last two years. That tying goal was a horrible breakdown defensively on our part, especially with time running out. Our level of competitiveness was not there today. That will change starting tommorow during training."
Despite having not won a game this season, the host Saints starting off strong as Vazquez scored just 7:26 in the game. Binghamton finally got the equalizer at the 43:05 mark when redshirt sophomore Kyle Antos (Endicott, N.Y.) scored his second goal in as many games. He got the rebound off of a corner kick and his score gave the Bearcats the momentum heading into the half.
Binghamton carried that edge into the second half as senior forward Charles Darkwah (Toronto, Ontario) scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season at the 61:36 mark of the game. Freshman midfielder Adam Chavez (Endicott,N.Y.) tallied his second assist in the past two games.
The Saints, however, refused to go quietly and after forcing overtime, held the Bearcats to just one shot during the ensuing 20 minutes.
The Bearcats outshot Siena 9-7 for the game.
Binghamton travels to Niagara on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.
NOTE: Junior defender Joe Howe (Endicott, N.Y.) was credited with an assist on the goal by Antos. It was his first collegiate point ... Antos, Chavez and Howe are were all high school teammates at nearby Union-Endicott High School.
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