For Immediate Release: October 11, 2005
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Binghamton men's soccer defeats Siena 3-1 in final non-conference game of the year

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y..-- Junior forward Joey Neilson (Boothwyn, Pa.) had a goal and an assist, leading Binghamton (9-3-1) to a 3-1 win over Siena (2-8-0) in a non-conference men's soccer game at the West Gym Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Bearcats conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 6-2-1 record.

"We played really well out there today," head coach Paul Marco said. "We came right out and showed a lot of energy."

Senior back Graham Munro (Inverness, Scotland) opened the scoring when he converted a penalty kick just 2:38 into the game. The Saints has been called for a handball in the penalty box and Munro took advantage of the opportunity by blasting the ball past Siena goalkeeper Patrick Henry. It was his fifth goal of the season.

Neilson notched his second goal of the season when he scored an unassisted goal at 19:37. He got by a defender, dribbled the ball 10 yards and slid the ball into the lower left corner of the net, making the score 2-0.

Siena got a goal back when sophomore forward Thomas Ciovacco took a cross from sophomore midfielder Jason Laffin and fired it into the upper middle section of the net at the 32:53 mark. It was his second goal of the season.

Neilson set up the final goal of the game when he fired a cross to junior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady, N.Y.) who was stationed inside the box. Sgueglia sent the pass into the net at the 52:16 mark for his third goal of the season.

Binghamton outshot Siena 18-5.

The Bearcats have five America East Conference games remaining in the regular season. They head to New Hampshire on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

NOTES: Munro has now converted all 10 of his penalty kick attempts during his career at Binghamton. He has also made all three of his attempts in postseason shootouts.

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