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For Immediate Release: August 29, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's soccer edged by Sacred Heart 3-2
Bearcats net two goals but can't convert equalizer

Box Score

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Host Sacred Heart (3-1) built a 3-1 lead and held off Binghamton women's soccer (0-2) 3-2 Sunday afternoon from Campus Field.

The Pioneers scored just 2:49 into the contest and broke away from a 1-1 tie with two straight goals before fending off the Bearcats in the final minutes.

“We came out flat and weren't competing hard enough," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "We have to compete for 90 minutes and if we do that, we are very good. Credit Sacred Heart ... they battled to win an extremely physical game. They outcompeted us."

Trailing 1-0, sophomore forward Kerriy Sullivan got BU on the board with her first collegiate goal in the 21st minute. Sullivan took a pass from sophomore linemate Sarah Furminger and found the net to even the score at 1-1.

But Sacred Heart reclaimed the lead just over two minutes later on a header and carried a 2-1 lead into intermission. The Pioneers, who outshot BU 14-4, made it 3-1 in the 63rd minute. All three Sacred Heart goals were scored off set pieces.

Freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Cook cut the deficit to 3-2 with an unassisted goal in the 71st minute, but the Bearcats couldn't get the equalizer.

Freshman keeper Carrie Martin made nine saves.

Cook was named the America East Player of the Game.

Binghamton hosts Delaware State in its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday night.

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