Immediate Release: October 2, 2004
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Binghamton men's soccer team settles for 1-1 tie with New Hampshire
Bearcats outshoot Wildcats 23-11 but unable to pull out victory
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior midfielder Tyler Jackson converted a penalty kick with 10:42 remaining in the second half as New Hampshire (1-2-5, 0-0-2) came away with a 1-1 tie against Binghamton (6-1-4, 0-1-1) in an America East Conference men's soccer game on Saturday afternoon at West Gym Field. The host Bearcats held a 23-11 shot advantage, including an 18-4 edge during the second half and both overtimes, but could not put the game away.
Despite being outshot 7-5 in the first half, Binghamton came close to going up a goal when freshman midfielder Adam Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) found the back of the net 18:59 into the game. That goal, however, was waived off by an offsides call and the game remain scoreless at the intermission.
The Bearcats finally got on the board when junior midfielder Danilo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) booted in a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Bryan Arnault (Clay, N.Y.) at 64:18. It was his first goal of the season. Binghamton threatened to go up 2-0 just over a minute later but senior forward Stephen Bruce (Buckie, Scotland) hit the left post on a shot from 15 yards out.
After Jackson knotted up the game at 1-1, junior goalkeeper Stefan Gonet (Refrewshire, Scotland) made a clutch save just 1:16 later when he tipped sophomore forward Matt DeCastro's shot over the goal. Binghamton had two good looks in the final eight minutes of the second half, but Chavez fired a shot wide left in the 83rd minute and freshman Matt Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) launched a shot that went over the goal in the 87th minute.
Binghamton had a 7-0 shot advantage in the two sudden-death overtime periods but sophomore goalkeeper Brian Levey made four of his 10 saves during that span. He stopped shots by Bruce, senior forward Charles Darkwah (Toronto, Ontario) and sophomore forward Joey Neilson (Boothwyn, Pa.) within a five-minute span during the first overtime session. Levey made one final save on a shot by Bruce in the second overtime to preserve the tie.
Binghamton hosts Hartford on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
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