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For Immediate Release: October 22, 2009
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU women's soccer roars back to beat Vermont 3-1
Bearcats score three straight goals in second half

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton (8-6-1, 5-2 America East) struck for three goals in an 18-minutes span midway through the second half to push past visiting Vermont 3-1 Thursday night from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The win, BU's eighth in its last 11 games, strengthens the team's position near the top of the America East standings and guarantees the team a home playoff game. Binghamton is currently in third place but can seize second place with a win in Sunday's regular-season finale at New Hampshire.

"We had a great first half but couldn't finish," head coach Sarah McClellan said. "We came out flat and let the goal in, but I'm so proud of how we responded after that. To come back and score three in the second half is the kind of team effort and passion we need as we head into our final game Sunday and into the playoffs."

Opportunistic Vermont looked like it might steal a win when Emily Milbank drilled a 28-yard shot into the top netting in the 49th minute. The Catamounts (1-12-3, 1-4-2 AE) were being outshot 18-2 at the time.

But nine minutes later, freshman midfielder Emily Pape was taken down as she dribbled toward goal and freshman midfielder Brittany Walsh slotted in the ensuing penalty kick to even the score.

In the 69th minute, freshman forward Jamie Holliday produced a nice solo effort to put the Bearcats ahead 2-1. On the right side of the box, Holliday split a pair of defenders and blasted a 12-yard shot just under the crossbar for her team-high fourth goal of the season.

Freshman back Meghan Campbell finished the scoring in the 76th minute with a 12-yard volley that eluded the Catamounts keeper on the left side of the net. Freshman Candice Rowland sent the ball toward the middle, where Campbell connected for her first collegiate goal.

The Bearcats held a 24-5 advantage in shots.

NOTE
Sophomore midfielder Mary DeWitte was selected as BU's America East Player of the Game... if BU wins Sunday, it will secure second place and receive a first-round tournament bye before hosting the semifinals on November 1. If BU finishes third or fourth, it would host a quarterfinal game on October 29.

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