For Immediate Release: September 23, 2005
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No. 21 Binghamton comes from behind to win 3-2 thriller at Vermont

Box score

BURLINGTON, Vt.-- Senior forward Luc Vallone (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) netted the game-winning goal with 12:44 remaining and also recorded an assist, leading No. 21 Binghamton (7-1-1, 1-0 AE) to a 3-2, come-from-behind victory at Vermont (6-3, 0-1 AE) in an America East Conference men's soccer game on Saturday afternoon. The win marks the first time in four seasons that the Bearcats have won their season-opening conference game. It also is the first time in four tries that Binghamton has beaten Vermont.

Vallone headed in a long throw-in from senior back Darius Ravangard (Utica, N.Y.) over Catamount goalkeeper Paul Valente. It was his second goal in as many games.

"This is a great win for our team," head coach Paul Marco said. "Give Vermont a lot of credit. They scored a pair of great goals but we were able to fight back and come away with the win. This team (Vermont) will be there in November."

Just 1:22 into the game, senior back Graham Munro (Inverness, Scotland) headed in a corner kick from senior back Ryan Pierce (Cobleskill, N.Y.). It was his third goal of the season and would turn out to be the only goal in the first half.

In the second half, Vermont fought back and took a 2-1 lead. Lee Stephane Kouadio scored his team-high seventh goal of the season to deadlock the game at the 54:56 mark and Ashton Harrewyn put the Catamounts ahead at 69:18.

With their backs against the wall, Binghamton deadlocked the score at 2-2 when sophomore back Matt Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) scored his third goal in the last two games. Vallone lobbed a pass into the box that Narode headed in the net.

Less than five minutes later, Vallone took maters into his own hand to put Binghamton up for good.

Each team had 15 shots on goal.

The Bearcats head to Bucknell for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.


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