Immediate Release: October 11, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
men's soccer defeats UMBC 3-1, moves to 4-1 in conference play
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady,
N.Y.) scored a career-high two goals, powering Binghamton (6-6-3,
4-1-0 AE) to a 3-1 win at UMBC (4-8-3, 1-3-2 AE) in an America
East Conference men's soccer game on Wednesday afternoon. With
the victory, the Bearcats remain off to their best conference
start since joining the America East prior to the 2002 season.
"I thought our guys played with a lot of maturity today,"
head coach Paul Marco said. "This was a big step for us
to prepare for the (America East Conference) tournament. "
Binghamton was nursing a 1-0 lead late in the second half when
Sgueglia netted a pair of unassisted goals in a span of 3:54.
He converted a breakaway at the 77:33 mark and outfought a defender
for the ball on another breakaway at the 81:26 mark.
Sgueglia now leads the Bearcats with four goals and 12 points.
He has now scored three goals in the past two games.
"I said before the game that Peter would have to have a
big game for us," Marco said. "He flew out there today
and came up with two great goals."
Junior midfielder Matt Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) broke open
a scoreless game at the 57:44 mark when he converted a cross
from senior midfielder Bryan Arnault (Clay, N.Y.). It
was Narode's second goal of the season and Arnault's second assist
in as many games.
denied Binghamton the shutout when David Feazell scored with
6:25 left in the second half.
The Bearcats outshot UMBC 13-5 and held a 9-1 advantage in corner
hosts defending America East Conference champion Stony Brook
on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a rematch of last season's championship
NOTES: Binghamton is 5-2-1 over the last eight games.