For Immediate Release: September 16, 2005
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Binghamton women's soccer falls to Fairleigh Dickinson in double overtime, 2-1
Bearcats surrender winning goal off corner kick early in second extra period

Box Score

TEANECK, N.J. - Host Fairleigh Dickinson (4-3) netted the game-winning goal 2:34 into the second overtime to defeat Binghamton (4-2-2), 2-1, in a women's soccer game Friday afternoon from University Stadium. Freshman defender Amanda Wheeler headed in a corner kick from junior linemate Jennifer Tarvin for her second goal of the game. Wheeler scored both of FDU's goals off corner kicks. The Knights outshot BU 16-12.

"We played so much better than we've been playing lately," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "We just gave up two corner kick goals. It's good that we haven't really given up goals in the run of play, but we're getting beat on set pieces. After we scored the first goal, I thought we were in control. To not get a win or at least a tie is unfortunate. But FDU attacked and earned the win. I thought we created chances and looked good everywhere except in our attacking box. We took some ill-advised shots. But we did put two good halves together."

Junior midfielder Kelly Burnham (Endicott, N.Y.) scored her third goal of the season just 7:53 into the contest to stake BU to an early 1-0 lead. Burnham finished a combination of passes from senior defender Vicky Vernicek (Randolph, N.J.) and junior forward Danielle White (Haddon Township, N.J.) by slotting in a shot to the far post from 15 yards out.

But FDU netted the equalizer in the 24th minute off a scramble after a corner kick.

Junior keeper Kristy Doerner (Shoreham, N.Y.), starting in place of an injured Kristie Bowers, made eight saves, including a spectacular stop near the end of regulation.

Binghamton next plays at Canisius Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.

The Bearcats played without three injured starters - Bowers, sophomore forward Kim Povill and second-year center midfielder Tricia Reed.


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