Immediate Release: September 27, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
men's soccer blanks New Hampshire 1-0, moves to 2-0 in conference
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior midfielder Ibrahim Yusuf (Spring
Valley, N.Y.) netted his second goal of the year, leading Binghamton
(4-5-3, 2-0-0 AE) to a 1-0 victory over New Hampshire (5-4-2,
0-2-0 AE) in an America East Conference men's soccer game at
West Gym Field on Wednesday afternoon. The win marks the first
time that the Bearcats have started off 2-0 in conference play
since joining the America East in 2002.
an assist from senior forward Peter Sgueglia (Schenectady,
N.Y.), Yusuf broke a scoreless tie at the 26:13 mark with a shot
from just in front of the net. Sgueglia's assist is his team-leading
third of the season.
"It's fanastic to start off the conference season 2-0,"
head coach Paul Marco said. "This was a very good team that
came in here today. Our midfielders certainly had our hands full."
goal, redshirt freshman Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.)
recorded his third solo shutout of the season, improving his
record to 4-2-2. His goals against average is now 0.94, including
a microscopic 0.48 spanning the past six games.
Marco also cited the center back tandem of sophomores Liam
Carson (Broxburn, Scotland) and Barry Neville (Mearns
Castle, Scotland) as being instrumental in limiting the potent
Wildcat offense to just five shots on goal.
"Liam and Barry were outstanding today," he said. "New
Hampshire had some strong guys up front and our defense did a
great job against them."
Binghamton held an 8-5 advantage in shots but New Hampshire rolled
up an 11-2 edge in corner kicks. The Wildcats took all eight
corner kicks in the second half.
Next up for the Bearcats is a 7 p.m. game on Saturday at Boston
NOTES: Binghamton is 3-1-1 over the last five games ...
the Bearcats are unbeaten in their last eight home games, going
4-0-4 since Oct. 11, 2005.