For Immediate Release: September 27, 2006
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Binghamton men's soccer blanks New Hampshire 1-0, moves to 2-0 in conference play

Box score

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.

With 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."

In 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 University.

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.


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