Release: November 3, 2007
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Binghamton men's soccer beats Stony Brook 1-0, wins second straight America East regular season title
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Junior back Barry Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) converted a direct kick in the 42nd minute, leading Binghamton (13-5-0, 5-3-0 AE) to a 1-0 win over Stony Brook (9-7-3, 3-4-1 AE) an America East Conference men's soccer game on Saturday afternoon from LaValle Stadium.
Binghamton's win coupled with Boston's 1-0 loss at Vermont gives the Bearcats their second consecutive America East regular season championship. The Bearcats once again earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament and will have home field advantage throughout the event.
"I thought our guys came out today and showed a lot of character by winning a tough road game with so much at stake," head coach Paul Marco said. "I thought that J.P. Ahoua (New York City, N.Y.) in particular did a great job shutting down their top midfielder."
Binghamton has secured a first-round bye and will host a semifinal game on a date yet to be determined. The America East Conference will release the pairings on Sunday and the dates and times by Monday morning.
NOTES: This marks the fifth time that a Bearcat squad has won an America East regular season crown. In addition to last season's men's soccer squad, the 2004 men's lacrosse, 2004 women's soccer and 2007 baseball teams all captured the title ... Binghamton's 13 wins sets its Division I for wins in a season. The last year Binghamton won more at least 13 games in a season came in in 1993, when the then-Colonials finished 14-6-1 at the NCAA Division III level.
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