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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's soccer drops regular season finale to Boston 2-0
Bearcats grab sixth seed for upcoming America East tournament

Box score

BOSTON, N.Y. -- Host Boston University (9-6-3, 6-1-1 AE) scored a goal in each half to blank Binghamton (3-11-3, 2-5-1 AE) 2-0 in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday afternoon from Nickerson Field.

Despite the loss, the Bearcats were awarded the sixth and final playoff spot when Hartford defeated Vermont 2-0 on Sunday. Binghamton wll advance to its fourth straight America East Championship tournament, and will play a quarterfinal game at No. 3 Hartford on November 1. The Hawks toppled BU 2-0 on October 2 in Binghamton.

"We're just excited to be in," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "Obviously it's been a tumultuous season but our goal was to make the playoffs and we have done that. Hartford is a very good team but we know we can play with them. The seeding is just a number. Postseason is new life for us."

Boston, which held a 19-8 shots advantage, scored in the 33rd minute when Casey Brown volleyed home a corner kick. The Terriers then sealed the win with a second tally in the 70th minute - a free kick off the foot of Marisha Schumacher-Hodge.

"I thought we played decent today," Leightman said. "It was pretty even in the first half. The difference in the game was re-starts. They scored both goals on the restarts and that's in part why they are one of the top teams in the region. I was proud of our players though. It was a solid game."

Sophomore keeper Jen McEachron (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) recorded eight saves.

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