Immediate Release: September 23, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
21 Binghamton comes from behind to win 3-2 thriller at Vermont
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.
Bearcats head to Bucknell for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.