Release: October 25, 2007
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior forward Danielle White (Haddon Township, N.J.) had two goals and an assist and Binghamton (3-10-3, 2-4-1 AE) strengthened its postseason position with a 3-1 win over visiting UMBC (2-13-2, 1-6 AE) Thursday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
With one game remaining in the regular season, BU sits in sixth place in the America East standings - one point ahead of Vermont. The Bearcats can secure the final playoff spot with a win over Boston University on Sunday, or a Vermont loss or tie in its game at Hartford.
"It was just like a playoff game for both teams tonight," head coach Jeff Leightman said. "I was proud of our effort. I thought we brought a higher level of commitment than maybe we have been playing with. We still have some work to do, but I like our chances going into Sunday."
The Bearcats opened the scoring in the 10th minute when White sent a corner kick into the box that senior defender Katie Kerrigan (Middletown, N.Y.) headed in for her second goal of the season. On the play, Kerrigan soared to direct the header toward the far corner. A Retrievers defender attempted to clear the ball off the line but the ball spun into the net to stake BU to a 1-0 halftime lead.
White then tallied two goals in a 7:37 span early in the second period. Just 2:08 into the second half, she took a pass from senior forward Kim Povill (Massapequa, N.Y.) and volleyed an 18-yard shot into the upper corner. In the 55th minute, White pounced on a rebound after the UMBC keeper sprawled to save a shot off the foot of senior midfielder Kerry O'Shaughnessy (Stony Point, N.Y.). White's two goals bumped her season total to six.
UMBC got on the board in the 66th minute on a goal from Morgan Warrington.
The Bearcats held an 18-8 margin in shots.
Binghamton concludes its regular season Sunday afternoon at Boston University.
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