Immediate Release: October 5, 2005
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UMBC shocks Binghamton men's soccer 1-0 in double overtime
VESTAL, N.Y..-- Junior forward David Feazell scored the game-winning goal with 1:02 remaining in the second sudden-death overtime period, leading visiting UMBC (6-3-2, 3-0-0 AE) to a 1-0 win over Binghamton (8-3-1, 2-1-0 AE) in an America East Conference game on Wednesday afternoon at the West Gym Field. The win gives the Retrievers sole possession of first place in the America East while the loss marks the Bearcats' second setback in their last three games.
"This is very disappointing for us," head coach Paul Marco said. "We put a lot of effort and energy into this game. We had our chances. In the end, things did not go our way and it's a very tough loss for us."
Feazell's game-winner was set up when freshman forward Dan Bulls fired a shot that deflected off a Binghamton defender. The ball went to Feazell, who was stationed three feet in front of the goal. He tapped the ball into the net for his fifth goal of the season.
Binghamton outshot UMBC 16-10 for the game, including 7-2 in the second half. The Bearcats had three big chances in the second half to get on the scoreboard but were denied each time. First, UMBC keeper Steve King made a diving save on a 40-yard strike from senior back Darius Ravangard (Utica, N.Y.) at 63:49. Next, junior forward Joey Neilson (Boothwyn, Pa.) missed a breakaway opportunity when his shot went over the crossbar at 69:11. The most agonizing chance, however, came when junior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady, N.Y.) fired a shot that hit the crossbar at 80:41.
The Bearcats controlled play in the first overtime and outshot UMBC 1-0. In the second sudden-death period, however, the Retrievers fought back and outshot the Bearcats 3-1. It was that third shot that would prove fatal for Binghamton.
The Bearcats end their three-game homestand with a non-conference game against Siena on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
NOTE: The loss is Binghamton's first in overtime since dropping a 1-0 decision at St. Louis on the Nov. 26, 2003 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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