Immediate Release: October 9, 2008
VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting Boston University (8-5-1, 3-0 AE) pumped in three first half goals en route to a 4-2 win over Binghamton (5-6-1, 1-3 AE) in a nationally televised America East women's soccer game Thursday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The game was broadcast live by Fox Soccer Channel, which reaches more than 33 million cable and satellite households.
"What a great opportunity for our players and our conference to host on national television," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "Once our team gained its composure, I was very happy with our play. The second half was a great display of soccer from our team."
The defending conference champion Terriers attacked from the opening whistle and scored just 55 seconds into the game when defender Lina Cords volleyed home a cross from Mara Osher from six yards out. Boston made it 2-0 in the 16th minute on an Emily Pallotta header from close range.
The Bearcats cut their deficit in half 10 minutes later when sophomore midfielder Casey Pedersen headed in a free kick from sophomore Dani Raske. It was Pedersen's first goal of the season and Raske's fourth assist.
But Boston reclaimed a two-goal cushion in the 43rd minute when a cross from Jessica Luscinski sailed over the head of keeper Jen McEachron.
Five minutes into the second half, Raske bent in a corner kick to pull the Bearcats to within one, 3-2. Her hard, low kick slipped through a crowd of players and into the far corner. It was Raske's league-leading sixth tally of the season.
Boston answered 16 minutes later, however, when Cords dribbled past a pair of defenders before slotting a ball to Osher, who beat McEachron from 22 yards.
The Bearcats next face Hartford on the road on October 16.
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