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Men’s soccer falls to UNH in America East Tournament
November 9, 2010Tweet
The University of New Hampshire (8-5-5) defeated Binghamton University (6-7-4) 1-0 in an America East Tournament quarterfinal match Nov. 6 at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
In a rematch of last week’s regular season battle for postseason seeding, the Wildcats avenged a 1-0 loss in the second sudden death overtime period as they advance to the semifinals to face top-seeded Boston University. The Bearcats season ends in the quarterfinals for the second season in a row.
“I thought we did a good job of getting to the end line and getting some good crosses in,” head coach Paul Marco said. “I thought their goalkeeper made a couple of pretty good saves. In the end, it was a very tight game, and we had a moment where we didn’t execute that well and it cost us the match.”
UNH entered the scoring column when a Binghamton defender made a play back to the goalkeeper, but incidentally headed the ball over the keeper’s head and into the team’s own net. The Wildcats made an initial offensive surge up the field, which forced the defender to quickly make the play back to the keeper.
Freshman goalkeeper Chris Hayen made five saves in the match.