Immediate Release: November 7, 2009
BOSTON - Host and top-seeded Boston University (14-5-2) scored three second-half goals to pull away from second-seeded Binghamton (9-7-2) 4-0 in the America East women's soccer championship game Saturday afternoon from Nickerson Field. The veteran Terriers captured their third straight conference title while the Bearcats saw their record-breaking season come to a close.
Sophomore midfielder Jessica Luscinski drilled a 30-yard free kick into the left corner just 10:34 into the game to give the Terriers the early lead. After the Bearcats controlled play for much of the opening eight minutes, Boston moved forward and after a foul, Luscinski bent a direct kick into the side netting, just beyond the dive of senior keeper Jen McEachron.
The Bearcats came within a few inches of tying the game in the 38th minute when freshman forward Jamie Holliday turned and delivered a 16-yard shot that nicked the far post.
Just 5:50 into the second half, Boston struck again when a crossed ball was misplayed by a Bearcats defender and senior forward Taleen Dimirdjian collected the losse ball and slotted a 12-yard shot into the low right corner.
The Terriers kept pressing throughout the second half and added two late goals to finish out the scoring.
Binghamton started four freshmen and seven underclassmen.
"We did a great job in the first half," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "We were composed on the ball and limited them to one shot on goal. But our inexperience in championship play showed in the second half. It was a valiant effort against a very experienced Boston team."
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