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For Immediate Release: October 25, 2009
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's soccer locks up second place with 1-0 win at UNH
Bearcats win fifth in last six, earn bye and host role for semifinals

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America East Championship pairings

DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman midfielder Emily Pape scored just 6:43 into the contest to give visiting Binghamton (9-6-1, 6-2 America East) a 1-0 win over New Hampshire (4-13-1, 3-5-1 AE) Sunday afternoon.

The win, BU's ninth in its last 12 games, locked up second place in the final America East standings. The Bearcats will earn a first-round bye and will host a semifinal game against the winner of the Maine-New Hampshire quarterfinal matchup on November 1 at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

"I thought it was a real mental and physical battle for 90 minutes and our team was able to focus for the full 90 minutes and that's why we came out on top," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "I couldn't be more proud of the drive and determination we had today. Our team had goals for the season and our players are going after them hard. We are looking forward to coming home and getting a few days off."

Freshman forward Lisa Campbell sent a cross into the box from the left, and amid a scramble in front, Pape struck a half-volley from six yards that caromed off the crossbar and bounced down over the goal line for the early game-winner. It was Pape's fourth goal of the season, tying her for the team lead.

Senior Jen McEachron and junior Erin Iman split duties in goal, sharing their seventh shutout of the season.

The Bearcats held a 13-7 advantage in shots.

NOTE
Freshman defender Alyssa Staubitz was selected as BU's America East Player of the Game after a strong effort winning tackles and reading the play from the back ... the team's nine overall wins are the most since the 2005 squad won 10 ... BU's 6-2 conference record is its best in its eight years of membership ... the Bearcats were picked to finish fifth in the Coaches' Preseason Poll.

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