For Immediate Release: September 11, 2011
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BU women's soccer bows to MAAC champion Siena in overtime 1-0
Loss is fourth by identical 1-0 margin, third in overtime

Box Score

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Binghamton women's soccer (3-4) pushed host and reigning MAAC champion Siena (3-1) to overtime but surrendered the game's lone goal 7:03 into the extra session and fell 1-0 Sunday at Siena Field. It was the team's fourth 1-0 loss of the season - including three in overtime.

The Saints, who advanced to the NCAA tournament a year ago and have a 20-game home non-conference unbeaten streak, ended the contest after a corner kick. The entry cross deflected off BU sophomore keeper Carrie Martin and landed at the foot of Lisa Valenziano, who tapped it in from the doorstep.

The Bearcats had a chance to end things late in regulation. In the 83rd minute, sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Cook was sent in on a long ball down the middle. Siena keeper Laura Ettinger raced off her line to the top of the box but Cook beat her to the ball. With just the keeper between her and the goal, Cook chipped a shot past Ettinger that appeared to be heading into the goal but at the last moment trickled just wide of the far post.

"I thought we played a dominant first half but we're going to have to start putting our chances away while we have the momentum," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "We weren't able to do that today so we went to overtime. Siena is a quality team but this is a tough loss. We have a couple of things to continue to improve but we are well on our way to being ready for conference play. If we start putting some critical moments together on the offensive end, these games will have different outcomes."

Martin made six saves for the Bearcats.

Binghamton next plays Wednesday night at Cornell.

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