For Immediate Release: October 28, 2005
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Binghamton women's soccer beats UMBC 2-1 in America East quarterfinals
Povill nets game winner in OT; No. 3 Bearcats will meet No. 2 Maine in semifinals

America East Release
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BOSTON - Sophomore forward Kim Povill (Massapequa) drilled a 35-yard shot 7:11 into the first overtime to give third-seeded Binghamton (10-6-3) a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over sixth-seeded UMBC (9-9-1) in the America East women's soccer quarterfinals Friday afternoon from Nickerson Field on the campus of Boston University. The victory sends the defending champion Bearcats into the semifinals Sunday at 2:30 p.m., where they will meet No. 2 Maine in a rematch of last year's title game.

Povill took a pass from senior midfielder Lauren Massey (Burlington, Ontario) and launched a long shot that banked off the crossbar and bounced straight down to the turf just over the goal line.

"We're pleased with the result but have to do much better to beat Maine on Sunday," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "Our first-half effort today was unacceptable but our second half and overtime performance was much better. We'll enjoy this victory a little but have to look ahead and prepare ourselves for Sunday."

The Retrievers opened the scoring at the 18:59 mark and held a 1-0 halftime lead.

Junior forward Danielle White (Haddon Township, N.J.) tied the game off a corner kick from senior midfielder Kelly Sanders (Ramsey, N.J.) at the 57:30 mark. White headed in the kick for her team-high ninth goal of the season.

Binghamton held a 17-10 margin in shots.

Junior keeper Kristie Bowers (Rochester, N.Y.) made four saves for the Bearcats.

Binghamton defeated Maine 1-0 in the regular season meeting between the two teams in Orono on October 16 ... The win was BU's 10th of the season - the second straight double-digit win season under head coach Jeff Leightman and the program's 15th in the last 17 years.


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