Immediate Release: November 2, 2008
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Second-seeded and host Stony Brook (10-7) scored once in each half to eliminate No. 6 Binghamton (8-9-1) 2-0 in an America East semifinal game Sunday night from LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves advance to meet top-seeded Boston University in next weekend's title game. Binghamton's season came to an end after reaching the tournament semifinals for the second straight year and third time in five years.
The Bearcats attacked early and registered the first seven shots of the game. But the Seawolves countered midway through the period and scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute. Brooke Barbuto received a cross and converted from eight yards out at the 31:58 mark to stake Stony Brook to a 1-0 halftime lead.
Just 2:18 into the second half, the Seawolves struck again when Colleen McKenna found the net on the team's first shot of the half.
"Our team demonstrated a toughness and a perseverance throughout the season to get us this far and we just fell a little short tonight," head coach Sarah McClellan said.
After BU's initial offensive thrust, Stony Brook owned a 13-1 shots advantage until the closing minutes. The final tally was 13-10 in favor of the Seawolves. The physical game resulted in 25 fouls and six cards issued.
Junior keeper Jen McEachron made six saves.
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