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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton rallies to beat Boston U. 2-1 in overtime, takes major step toward America East Conference Championship berth

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VESTAL, N.Y.--Junior midfielder Lauren Massey (Burlington, Ontario) scored 1:44 into the first sudden-death overtime period, leading Binghamton (11-5-1, 5-3-0 AE) to a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over Boston University (12-4-2, 4-3-1) in an America East Conference women's soccer game on Thursday afternoon at West Gym Field. The win was a huge step toward the Bearcats earning a spot in the six-team America East Conference Championship. A tie or loss by Stony Brook to New Hampshire on Thursday night will lock up a spot for Binghamton.

"I am very proud of our team today," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "We were down early but really turned things around after halftime. We really wanted this game today."

Massey took a pass from senior forward Tatiana Mathelier (Pomona, N.Y.) and dribbled the ball to the right of the goal. She then drilled the ball into the upper-middle corner of the net for her second goal of the season.

Boston took a 1-0 lead at the half as Meghann Cook converted a cross at 34:45 for her team-leading ninth goal of the season. She was set up by Lauren Erwin. The Terriers outshot the Bearcats 9-4 in the first half.

In the second half, Binghamton outshot Boston 12-5 but it wasn't until the 82:35 mark that it tied the game. Freshman forward Tricia Reed, who minutes earlier came in to the game as a substitute, completed a cross from junior defender Meghan Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) for her third goal of the season. Massey was also credited with an assist.

Binghamton outshot Boston 17-14 for the game.

The Bearcats host conference-leading Northeastern on Saturday at 11 a.m. in their regular-season finale.

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