Immediate Release: October 10, 2004
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19 West Virginia defeats Binghamton 4-1
N.Y.--Freshman forward Kiley Harris scored twice and freshman
midfielder Ashley Banks had a goal and two assists, leading No.
19 West Virginia (11-3) to a 4-1 win at Binghamton (8-3-1) in
women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at West Gym Field.
It was the Bearcats' first game against a nationally-ranked opponent
Binghamton came out strong in the early going as senior forward
Mathelier (Pomona, N.Y.) netted her fourth goal of the season
at the 10:01 mark. She fired a diagonal shot from the left-hand
side of the goal to give the Bearcats a 1-0 advantage. Freshman
Povill (Massapequa, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Lauren
Massey (Burlington, Ontario) were credited with assists.
Banks, however, got the equalizer at the 20:32 mark as she headed
in a cross from freshman midfielder Kim Bonilla.
With the game tied at 1-1, the Mountaineers went on a two-goal
outburst late in the first half. Harris deflected in a corner
kick from senior forward Laura Kane at 33:20. Exactly 3:24 later,
Kane headed in a throw in from Banks to make the score 3-1.
The second half was scoreless until Harris scored off a corner
kick at 69:48. Banks was credited with the assist.
"Give West Virginia credit," head coach Jeff Leightman
said. "They showed why they are the No. 19 team in the country.
I am proud of the way our team stayed with them for much of the
game but we did not have an answer for their throw ins. We played
well everywhere except in the penalty box area where we let in
some poor goals."
Sophomore keeper Kristie
Bowers (Rochester, N.Y.) made four saves for Binghamton.
Bearcats host Albany on Friday at 4 p.m.