Release: October 24, 2009
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men's soccer wins 2-1 at Vermont
BURLINGTON, VT.-- Redshirt freshman forward Matt
Kristek scored with 21 seconds remaining in regulation, leading
Binghamton (8-6-1, 3-2-0 AE) to a 2-1 win over Vermont (1-9-5,
1-3-2 AE) in an America East men's soccer game on Saturday afternoon
at Centennial Field. With the victory, the Bearcats clinch their
seventh consecutive berth in the conference tournament, which
begins in two weeks.
"This was a fantastic win for our team," head coach
Paul Marco said. "Give Vermont credit, they had to win this
game and gave us all we could handle. We are very happy to get
this important road win."
With time running out in regulation, junior midfielder Scott
Zobre got free down the sidelines. He got the nearest Vermont
defender to come charging forward and proceeded to pass the ball
to a wide-open Kristek who then slid the ball inside the far
Zobre finished the game with a career-high two assists. He set
up the first goal when his shot on goal bounced back to senior
Carson who fired the ball into the net at the 26:59 mark
of the game.
The host Catamounts turned up the offensive pressure in the second
half and tied the game at 1-1 when Kyle Luetkehans headed in
a cross at the 65:54 mark. That set the stage for Kristek's heroics
less than 25 minutes later.
Vermont outshot Binghamton 11-9 for the game.
Up next for Binghamton is a Wednesday game at 2:30 p.m. at New
Hampshire. The Wildcats clinched the top seed in the America
East Tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 1-1 tie against