For Immediate Release: September 25, 2007
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Three second-half goals propel Binghamton women's soccer over NJIT 3-1

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior forward Danielle White (Haddon Township, N.J.) sparked a three-goal second-half rally, lifting Binghamton (1-6-2) to a 3-1 win over visiting New Jersey Institute of Technology (0-7) Tuesday night from Bearcats Sports Complex. White picked up a goal and an assist and the Bearcats outshot the Highlanders 24-2 to earn the team's first win of the season.\

"We're pleased with the result tonight," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "It was a long time coming. But we've been working hard and playing some good soccer and finally tonight our work came to fruition."

NJIT struck first when Amanda BayBayiokos hammered a 40-yard shot into the top netting just 6:47 into the contest and the Highlanders maintained the 1-0 margin at the half, despite being outshot 10-1.

Binghamton evened the score 1:35 into the second half when White delivered a pass across the goalmouth, where sophomore midfielder Amanda Casares (Rahway, N.J.) banged it home.

Less than 13 minutes later, senior forward Kim Povill (Massapequa, N.Y.) fed a perfect thru ball to senior midfielder Tricia Reed (Oswego, N.Y.), who neatly tucked the ball into the far corner for her third goal of the season.

In the 65th minute, White drove to the net and knocked in a feed from freshman midfielder Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich.) for her third tally of the season.

Binghamton begins America East Conference play with an away game at New Hampshire on Sunday.

"Our focus now changes to Sunday," Leightman said. "Everybody is 0-0 in the conference and we want to get a good effort and be sharp."

The win was the 100th career victory for head coach Jeff Leightman, the winningest coach in program history. In his 10th season at the helm, Leightman is 100-60-19 (61%).

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