For Immediate Release: September 18, 2007
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BU women's soccer falls to Syracuse in overtime 2-1
Orange spoil inaugural game at new complex

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Berry knocked in a rebound from two yards out 41 seconds into the first overtime lifting visiting Syracuse (3-2-2) to a 2-1 victory over Binghamton (0-6-1) Tuesday night. The game was the first in Binghamton's $4.2 million Bearcats Sports Complex and drew 922 fans - a record for BU women's soccer.

Binghamton opened the scoring when senior forward Kim Povill (Massapequa, N.Y.) headed in a rebound from eight yards out in the 39th minute. The Bearcats outshot Syracuse 10-6 and carried the 1-0 lead into intermission.

Syracuse scored the equalizer at the 52:22 mark when senior midfielder Jen Taormina chipped in a rebound from 10 yards out. The Orange then pushed forward to start overtime and after a three-shot barrage, Berry finished the flurry as three players converged on BU's goal line.

"Syracuse is a very good team ... well-coached and regionally-ranked," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "I thought we battled hard and could've had a better result. But tonight was a very good night for our team, with the great atmosphere. The fans were terrific. We have to keep believing and moving forward. Good things are going to happen."

Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Iman (Bel Air, Md.) recorded 10 saves for the Bearcats.

Binghamton next hosts LIU at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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