For Immediate Release: October 24, 2010
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BU women's soccer falls short at Stony Brook 2-1 in season finale
Needing tie to reach playoffs, Bearcats come up one goal shy

Box Score

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Host Stony Brook (6-9-2, 5-2-1 AE) scored twice in a 15-minute span midway through the first half and held off Binghamton women's soccer (4-11-2, 2-4-2 AE) 2-1 in the team's America East regular-season finale Sunday afternoon. Needing just a tie to earn the sixth and final playoff berth, the Bearcats came up short and saw their season come to a close.

The Seawolves opening the scoring 21:06 into the contest, when a short corner led to a long shot from the left side of the box that eluded BU keeper Carrie Martin. Just over 15 minutes later, Stony Brook made it 2-0 on a shot from the top of the box.

In the second half, freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Cook cut the deficit in half, taking a cross from sophomore forward Candice Rowland and slotting it inside the left post for her third goal of the season. But the Bearcats couldn't generate the equalizer and will miss the America East tournament for the first time since 2003.

“We came out playing really hard and well but after their first goal we seemed to let down," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "We had our chances in the second half to tie it up though. It's been a challenging season but our team has kept their heads up and grown a lot."

Rowland was named Binghamton's America East Player of the Game.

The Bearcats had advanced to the America East tournament six consecutive seasons (2004-09), winning the title in '04 and earning runnerup honors last year. Maine was defeated by Boston University 2-0, which opened the door for Binghamton to snare the sixth and final playoff spot with a tie.

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